Telecom sector grows at rapid pace

February 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The telecommunication sector in the country has grown at a rapid pace and undergone an impressive transformation over the last four years.

Introduction of Mobile Broadband Services (3G / 4G/LTE) in Pakistan is one of the biggest achievements of information Technology and Telecommunication Ministry.

In 2014 award of four 3G Licenses awarded to Jazz (Mobilink), Telenor, Ufone, and Zong and One 4G Licenses to Zong, in 2016- Award of 4G License awarded to Telenor and in 2017 Award of 4G License to Jazz.

According to official of Ministry, Telecom Policy 2015 has been Review and Integration of multiple telecom sector policies into one National Telecom Policy and Abolishment of ICH regime – Measures to curb Grey Traffic.

In the campaign lunched by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) biometric verification of SIMs and Re-verification of Existing SIMS, total 114.9 million SIMs were verified against 44.7 million  CNICs ,98.3 million SIMs were blocked (including 26.1 million active SIMs).

Incentive Package has been given to Local Manufacturing of Smart Phones.

Telecom sector has Secured 100 MHz for mobile broadband and 300 MHz for fixed satellite service at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 for the country. Telecenter Programme – A community resource center that provides broadband internet and e-services access to citizens in underserved areas.

Contract for establishment of 10 initial Telecenters has been signed with M/s Pakistan Mobile Communication Ltd. (Jazz). – APP