USF, Telenor enter deal for services
March 6th, 2015 | Technology Times | No Comments
STAFF REPORT ISB: The Universal Service Fund (USF) and Telenor have signed a contract worth Rs1.9 billion to provide basic telephony and data services to the population in the yet un-served areas of Chitral “Lot” consisting of identified areas in Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir districts.
On the occasion, Minister for IT Anusha Rahman said that through the rural telecom project in Chitral lot, an un-served population of around 1.2 million, people residing in 1,173 mauzas will be benefited.
In this connection, a signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund and Telenor was held at the Ministry of Information Technology.
The contract marks the launch of telecom services to be provided by Telenor in the above-mentioned areas.
Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Fund, Faisal Sattar, and Chief Executive Officer, Telenor, Michael Patrick Foley, signed the contract.
Minister for Information Technology, Anusha Rahman Khan was witness at the ceremony.
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