STAFF REPORT LHR: Wateen Telecom has been awarded a Rs 449 million project to develop an extensive optical fibre network in Sindh. The USF Sindh project entails the laying of over 1,037-km optical fibre network in Southern Telecom Region.
The project, funded through a USF subsidy, will provide state-of-the-art digital infrastructure in remote areas of Sindh, and could be further exploited to build IT, telecom, education, health and business services in these areas.
“This new project is in line with Wateen Telecoms commitment to lead the digital revolution in Pakistan. Wateen is already working with USF on four optical fibre projects in underserved areas of Balochistan and Sindh, with subsidies worth a total of Rs 3.7 billion,” said an official of the company.
Commenting on the project, Zamindar, Wateen CEO, said, “Wateens vision is to take Pakistan into the digital revolution of the 21st century by offering complete communications and media solutions.
These solutions includes telephony, internet, data and TV/multimedia to the public at large, and to make Pakistan a regional communications hub, inter-connecting the East with the West and Central Asia with the Middle East, participation in USF regions aligns with Wateens vision of taking Pakistan into the digital broadband revolution of the 21st century while promoting education and literacy through these means,” he further addedd.