Tuesday, April 28, 2009

USF awards Rs 1.4bn contracts for broadband…

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KARACHI: Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded first contracts, worth Rs1.4 billion for providing broadband services in the un-served urban areas of different cities of the country.

Under the contract, the USF provided broadband services to Faisalabad Telecom Region (FTR) comprising of districts of Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh, Khushab, Bhakkar and Mianwali, excluding the served city of Faisalabad, to PTCL and Wateen Telecom. Through this project, initially 72,500 broadband connections would be provided by the PTCL and 16,500 by Wateen Telecom. It might be mentioned that USF was made up of contributions by telecom service providers of Pakistan. staff report.

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