Balochistan to get better 3G and broadband services, MoIT

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April 26, 2018
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Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT) is fully committed to providing ultra-high frequency internet services to Balochistan to bring the tech evolution and prosperity in the province.

Ministry of IT has started various projects of worth Rs 26 billion to provide 3G service to the people of Balochistan. This broadband service will make the communication easy with more reliability and security. This is one of the biggest investment in the history of the Balochistan that aims to connect different villages via 3G broadband service.

Ministry official told, an un-served population of about 196,177 people, covering 269 un-served villages and an un-served area of 39,434 sq km will get modern broadband facilities through this project. The project would cover Awaran, Jhal Jao and Mashkai tehsils/sub-tehsils of Awaran district and Bela, Lakhra, Liari, Uthal, Dureji, Hub, Sonmiani and Kanraj of Lasbel district, he added. After the successful installation of 3G services in Balochistan, other services like Careem would be started in Balochistan which will be a great achievement of Ministry of Information Technology.

He further said, MoIT has taken Balochistan as a priority to provide telecom service under 3G license. These services will include both the provision of voice and data facilities.

The telecom sector is the most important one to bring speedy development and revolution in an underdeveloped area. 1.5% of telecom licensed companies contribute to the country’s revenue through the Universal Service Fund (USF).Besides that, Government is making all efforts to introduce 5G technology in Pakistan by 2020 to make it able to stand with great economies in terms of tech advancement.

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