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PITB bridging digital divide: Umar

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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) confirms that launch of Punjab free public Wi-Fi is bridging the gap in digital divide. This also shows the use and acceptance of technology at large scale from masses. Dr. Umar Saif founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) said while reviewing […]…Read More

Connecting rural-urban divide thru ICT for better life

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Telecommunication Union has declared the 17th May, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), as a day to raise awareness on the benefits of ICT tools such as the television, radio, mobile phones and the Internet and other means of bridging the digital divide. Last year the theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was "Better life in rural communities with ICTs". This theme was especially significant to a country like…Read More

USF playing vibrant role in bridging digital divide

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite the slowdown in subsidy disbursals in 2010 and much of 2011, the Universal Support Fund (USF) is regarded by the IT and telecom sector as a success story as it has achieved some major milestones in the recent past.The fact is that the USF experience offers some valuable insights into the process of institutional building and public-private-partnership in a country like Pakistan.USF, established in 2006 in line with the World Bank recommendations, was modelled on public-…Read More