ISLAMABAD: The Common Service Fund (USF) on Monday awarded contracts value Rs5.11 billion to Telenor, Zong, Ufone and PTCL below the Subsequent Technology Broadband for Sustainable Improvement and Subsequent Technology Optical Fibre Community and Companies packages.
The USF assembly was chaired by IT Secretary Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui.
Below the Subsequent Technology Optical Fiber Community and Companies initiatives, value roughly Rs3bn, round 1,078 km of Optical Fiber Cable will probably be laid out to attach 140 villages and union councils thereby offering excessive pace cellular broadband providers to unserved inhabitants of roughly 4.7 million.
The board additionally authorised award of contracts below the Subsequent Technology Broadband for Sustainable Improvement Program value Rs2 billion to Telenor, Zong and Ufone.
PTCL was awarded the contract to enhance providers in Kashmore, Ghotki, Sukkur and Khairpur districts of Sindh.
Telenor was awarded the contract for Chitral, Higher Dir and Decrease Dir districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa whereby an unserved inhabitants of round 0.7m will profit from excessive pace cellular broadband providers in 648 unserved villages and an approximate unserved space of 18,212 sq km.
Likewise, Zong is being awarded the contract of Karachi West and Malir districts in Sindh that may profit an unserved inhabitants of roughly 0.1m in 36 unserved villages and roughly 690 sq. km of unserved space.
Equally, Ufone is being awarded the contract of Mastung and Ziarat districts in Balochistan to serve an unserved inhabitants of roughly 0.1m in 226 unserved villages and an approximate unserved space of 6,324 sq. km.
Earlier, USF Chief Govt Officer Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary briefed the board members concerning the initiatives.
Revealed in Daybreak, October 20th, 2020