SCO Completes Up-gradation of its GSM Network in AJK and GB

Special Communication Organization (SCO) has upgraded and replaced its GSM Network in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and is now capable to launch 3G or 4G services, said Major General Amir Bajwa of SCO.

SCO’s previous legacy core-network was not upgradable to 3G or 4G network and was hence modernize so the operator is able to offer 3G or 4G services in AJK and GB.

For the purpose SCO had awarded ZTE the network modernization project with a value of Rs. 1.4 billion in total.

Under the project SCO’s network is upgraded in following verticals:

  • Up-graded to latest HRL version for 3G compliance
  • Redundancy solution for HRL to Ensure zero service outage Configuration of 1+ 1 (Active + Standby) and N+ 1 redundancy solution is available nowadays.
  • Up-gradation to latest model of MSC and UMG

“SCO has upgraded the network by installing required equipment and is ready for launching 3G/4G services in AJK”, said Bajwa while briefing the National Assembly Standing committee on Information Technology and Telecom.

PTA had announced to auction 3G/4G spectrum for AJK and GB last year, but it was apparently waiting for SCO to complete the network modernization project.

With this new development, we can now assume that PTA will soon go ahead with 3G/4G license auction for AJK and GB


  • I have SCO sim …using in punjab (Sargodha) ..out going call nahi hoti dont know Why any body till tell me what is this problem or any solution.

    • Dear Munnu AoA,
      SCO Sim Ka apna Card hotaa hay Jo k sirf AJK may milta hy iss k lod karny par ap ka Sim tek ho jye ga .. Chan k SCO sirf AJK may local hay baqi cits May Roming pay kam karta hy.

  • Oh, finally! We can have 3G/4G services here in AJK, it’s been a long wait and I hope it won’t take long to finally have these services available to us here! Come on PTA, auction it asap and give us the services!

  • Why only SCO is given licence? Why not other cellular companies?
    Its been so long.
    3G & 4G is most awaited.

    • license has not been auctioned yet… SCO was not actually prepared for the upgradation altogether so it was given some time to mend that….

      • What type of move is this that until SCO is not ready of capabilities of 3G, 3G,4G licence won’t be auctioned.
        Other operator are ready to upgrade to 3G, 4G, so what are the reasons behind delay?

  • When are 3g/4g services expected to launch in ajk?
    Amir bhai kindly provide more detail on this matter.

    • Mara idea ya ha sco pala launch kara ga 3g 4g aur kam is kam 2 year ka bad zong telenor & etc kam is kam sco3g 4g ko launch karna man 5 month lag jayn ga

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