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Islamabad, 24 Nov 2022: The Global System for Mobile Communications Association(GMSA)Asia-Pacific (APAC) team visited the Universal Service Fund (USF)office. They learn about the progress of USF work on Thursday.
The Chief Executive Officer of USF, Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary said that he feels honored to have hosted the GSMA APAC team that included the Head of APAC, Julian Gorman. Also feel honored Head of Public Policy APAC, Jeanette Whyte and Country Lead on Digital Transformation, Saira Faisal.
The GSMA APAC and USF have discussed ways to strengthen their relationship. Actions to overcome the current challenges faced by the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry of Pakistan.
GSMA visits USF Office/Meeting Agenda.
GSMA visits USF Office: The ICT infrastructure offered by USF programmed is essential for the future of Digital Pakistan, according to the GSMA APAC team. Also expressed their appreciation for the USF’s efforts during the conference.
The CEO of USF previously gave a thorough presentation on the effects of USF activities in rural and isolated areas of the nation.
He said, “Since inception, USF has awarded 123 projects worth approximately PKR 124.8 billion in subsidy under its flagship programs and empowered more than 26 million people living in over 12,000 mauzas, thereby covering over 120 districts across Pakistan.
High-Speed Mobile Broadband And Optical Fiber Programs
GSMA visits USF Office: USF has also successfully laid more than12,000km of Optical Fiber which has connected more than 600 Tehsil Headquarters (THQs)/Union Councils (UCs) and major towns of Pakistan and is paving the way for 5G technology.
Without the unwavering support of the Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amun Ul Haque. He is the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication. Also the service providers, we would not be able to deliver our great performance and services.
The presentation also highlighted present and future plans for optical fiber programmed and high-speed mobile broadband.
The senior management of USF informed that all these projects are playing a vital role in gender empowerment. Accelerating the accessibility for e-suite services. Services include e-education, e-health, e-agriculture, e-finance and e-commerce, and bridging the digital divide in Pakistan.