December 23, 2021: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) is taking several initiatives for the provision of quality broadband services and working on USF’s 43 projects to achieve goals, as APP reported.
An official of the ministry said MoITT through Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded contracts worth approximately Rs300 million to Jazz for providing High-Speed Mobile Broadband services on M3 and M5 Motorways.
He said that this initiative was part of implementing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan's digital Pakistan programme.
Through the M3 project, he said, USF will be providing high-speed mobile broadband access to 54.92 km of an unserved road segment that passes through the districts of Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, and Khanewal.
He said that this will not only enable the commuters on the Motorway but will also provide facilities to the residents of adjoining districts and villages.
“Similarly, through the second project M5, high-speed mobile broadband coverage will be provided to 78.85 km of an unserved road segment that passes through the districts of Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Kashmore, Ghotki & Sukkur”, he added.
He said that the cost of awarded contracts is approximately Rs140 million for the M3 project and Rs154 million for the M5 project and both projects will be completed in a span of 12 months. Through USF’s Motorways and National Highways program, 1,929 km of road segment length has been provided with broadband coverage.