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Open Forum for “USF Fiber to the Union Council Program”

July 3, 2019 | | Share:

Islamabad, July 03, 2019 (PPI-OT):Fiber connectivity is the foundation of modern data services, offering faster speed over longer distances, enhanced Reliability, Security and Lower Cost. Unfortunately, Pakistan today lacks deep fiber penetration. It’s a well-known fact that High speed Broadband links enable Telecommunication, Data Storage, Broadcast/CATV, Networking, Industrial/ Commercial, Medical, Defense and Government digital services such as e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Health, e-Learning, e-Agriculture etc.

Considering this scenario, USF Board of Directors provided a principle approval to launch Fiber to Union Councils program connecting 3140 unserved union councils across the country. Before initiating the process for auction of OFC projects, USF will be collecting open feedback from all stakeholders to ensure that the program achieves the end goal of connecting all of Pakistan and provide maximum socio-economic uplift which may include but not limited to;

(i) The fiber termination points (locations) in Union Councils

(ii) Modalities of program such as timelines, priorities, lot sizes, etc.;

(iii) Mandatory infrastructure sharing models

(iv) End user services like WiFi hotspots and more

Paper on Fiberisation in Rural Pakistan

USF is inviting concrete actionable comments and suggestions from the organizations on the subject. Additionally, USF will also be conducting an open forum from 9:30AM – 1PM on 9th July 2019 at the Main Auditorium, Habib Bank Tower, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad

You are requested to send your suggestion and/or nominations to attend this forum by July 6th, 2019 to:

Syed Asif Kamal, CTO, USF

For more information, contact:
Universal Service Fund (USF)
5th Floor, HBL Tower, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9212308-09
Fax: +92-51-9214261

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