The Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded a contract worth PKR 192 million under its ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development Programme’ to jazz for deploying broadband services in North Waziristan tribal district and to bring in mobile broadband access to the people in frontier regions of Bannu and Lakki Marwat.
The contract was signed by Universal Service Fund (USF) chief executive officer Rizwan Mustafa Mir and Jazz chief corporate and enterprise officer Ali Naseer.
Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui chaired the ceremony as a chief guest said that the incursion of broadband is very important to digitalize Pakistan. The government would continue to work towards achieving the mission of broadband penetration at every corner of the country to facilitate commonalty.
CEO-USF, Rizwan Mir said that with the signing of North Waziristan contract, Universal Service Fund’s aim is to provide voice and data services to remote and underserved areas of Pakistan, where it is most decisive for development.
Broadband penetration network would be completed in 24 months for providing 3G/4G and Voice Services to a population of 0.57 million in 401 unserved areas.
Universal Service Fund (USF) has been assigned to extent broadband connectivity to distant compensation still without basic internet connections and facilities.
The USF project in North Waziristan would help bring positive change in the lives of people by providing services to unserved communities and open-up new boundaries for them.