PTA to Improve Terrestrial Links with Regional Countries

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is working aggressively to enhance international communication mediums aimed at strengthening terrestrial links with Afghanistan, Central Asia and China to help economy grow with better flow of information in the country.

This was stated by Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, Chairman PTA, at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) Center for Advance Studies and Engineering (CASE) and Institute of Space Technology (IST).

Member Technical PTA, Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar, President CASE Dr. Abdul Khaliq and Vice Chancellor IST, Brig Imran Rehman attended the ceremony held at PTA Headquarters today.

The key objectives of these collaborations are to enhance research integrated activities at various platforms for future leadership with theoretical and practical training in policy and regulatory regime in telecom sector.

Different telecom operators will also benefit from this collaboration as young experts would be conducting research in the relevant fields of telecom with guidance of the respective faculties and national telecom regulator.

Besides, the research and practical exposure will turn into valuable experience for students who can become potential entrepreneurs with the support of Venture Capital, outsourcing companies and independent investors.

PTA chief said that regulator has been working continuously towards encouragement of research activities in telecom sector and taken number of initiatives to establish strong linkages with educational institutions for the promotion of telecom research.

PTA would provide valuable data and expertise to students of CASE and IST on telecom sector and they will be encouraged to undertake research in different areas and fields of the industry.

The telecom regulator has been working continuously towards encouragement of research activities in telecom sector and taken number of initiatives to establish strong linkages with educational institutions for the promotion of telecom research.

PTA has taken significant steps that have received positive response from the all stakeholders. These initiatives include PTA Gold Medal Scheme, Essay Competition on World Telecom Day and cash prizes for best research project competition and SMS-based Information System for educational institutions