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PTCL to bring high quality broadband services to Sukkhur region

PTCL to bring high quality broadband services to Sukkhur region

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has won yet another Universal Service Fund (USF) project for installation and provision of broadband services in the whole of Sukkhur region in Sindh Province.

“PTCL is committed to the Government of Pakistan’s vision for bridging the digital divide and creating an expansive growth of broadband inPakistan,” said PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development, Sikandar Naqi. “We are at the forefront of bringing modern Information & Communications Technology services to the people of un-served and under-served areas of our country.”

Through an open bidding process, PTCL has won the rights to provide broadband services in 10 districts covering the entire Sukkur region. These include Districts Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kambar Shahdadpur, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Naushero Freroz, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Shikarpur, and Sukkur.

“For this purpose, we will deploy 39,000 broadband ports through both wireless and wire-line media,” informed PTCL General Manager Regulatory Affairs, Muhammad Amer Shafique. In addition, PTCL will establish 104EducationalBroadbandCentersand 51CommunityBroadbandCentersin target districts in Sukkhur.

“Through PTCL’s high quality broadband services, we want to ensure easy access to information and spread of education in all segments of our society,” said SEVP Corporate Development, Mr. Naqi.

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