The Universal Service Fund (USF) Pakistan with the association with Ministry of Information and Technology and Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) placed a 285 km long optical fiber cable line in order to connect nine Tehsils situated in North, South Waziristan and FR Tank.
According to a Tweet from USF in which they revealed that the new laid down fiber optic cable will assist to provide broadband connectivity to Spinwam, Wana, ToiKhulla, Shewa, Jandola, Barwand, Sararogha, Tanai and Sarwakai tehsils in Waziristan zone.
@USF_Pak with @MoitOfficial & @PTCLOfficial laid 285 kms of Optic Fiber Cable to connect 09 unserved Tehsils in #NorthWaziristan #SouthWaziristan & #FRTank; providing Broadband connectivity to #Shewa #Spinwam #Wana #ToiKhulla #Jandola #Sarwakai #Tanai #Sararogha #Barwand tehsils. pic.twitter.com/0fSoAegHDa— USF Pakistan (@USF_Pak) August 19, 2020
The Optical Fiber laying project in Waziristan is carried out by the Universal Service Fund (USF) department which was established by the Ministry of Information and Technology to extend the benefits of the telecom sector to all unserved areas of Pakistan. The USF helps in enhancing telecommunication services to all the unserved and underserved areas all over the length and breadth of Pakistan.
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Recently, USF also tweeted, “USF board approved award of contract to @Zongers for Jaffarabad Nasirabad and Sohbatpur districts. Through this project, an unserved & underserved population of approx. 0.4 Mill will gain advantage from Hi-Speed Mobile Broadband in 227 unserved mauzas.”
Whereas, the USF board already permitted to provide hi-speed internet Broadband facility to Ghotki, Sukkur, and Khairphur regions. The decision will benefit millions of residents living in those areas which covers 549 mauzas.