MoIT Identifies Areas to Provide Faster Broadband to 30 Million Underserved People

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has identified new areas for the provision of Next Generation Broadband to a population of over 30 million people.

According to documents, the ministry has launched several initiatives for the provision of ICT services in the unserved and underserved areas of the country through the Universal Service Fund (USF).

To bridge the broadband divide between urban and rural areas, the Ministry of IT & Telecom identified new areas for the provision of Next Generation Broadband to a population of 30,435,725 in 11,915 under-served Mauzas of the county.

The areas approved by the federal cabinet include Pishin, Nasirabad, Mastung, Turbat, Sukkur, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Chitral, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahimyar Khan.

This program will be undertaken in a phased manner by the Universal Services Fund.

The USF programmes include the following:

(a) Broadband for Sustainable Development (BSD);

(b) Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development (NG-BSD);

(c) NG-BSD for National Highways and Motorways.

(d) Optic Fiber Cable (OFC) Programme;

(e) Broadband Programme;

(f) Special Projects.

To foster innovation and entrepreneurship, Digiskills training program was inaugurated in August 2013, to train one million people across the country, including rural areas, over a period of 2 years. This program is aimed at equipping youth, freelancers, students, professionals, etc. with knowledge, skills, tools & techniques necessary to seize the opportunities available internationally in online jobs market places and also locally to earn a decent living.

Currently, is offering 200,000 enrolments in its Batch 3 which has initiated from 1st April 2019. A total of 111,923 enrolments in various courses were finished during Batch1 & Batch 2.

  • Off course the MOITT identifies BroadBand to 30 million under served impresssive figure. I suggest to please use SAP Qualitrics survey up and use free after signing. Please do make a survey online for response of fraction of 30 million.
    Suggest please provide Digitalisation to be with common men, women, sick, unhealthy men, women how to use smart phone, how to use map, how to watch TV from smart TV, how to make your own video and a lot. Please enable millions of sick, unwell, geriatic, seniors men, women, for enablement of Uber motor cycle cheaply by using smart phone, how to book a seat in the bus from your smart phone.
    The PTCL based Gigabit Capable Passive Optical Network G-Pon can help seniors, to promote the digitisation program, which I may possibly volunteer to make use of the Senior people with their smart Phone, tablet can take them to ability for browsing, listening to radio, tv, music, Quranic Verses, Google Map, many areas which could be catered. I’m waiting for my Gigabit Capable Passive Optical Network application for new connection with my name eMail address is pending with no response. Please use resources which are lying idle for the sake of Allah. Help people who are weak, unwell, disable with technology and tools for technology to take forward. Digital Pakistan with AI (Artifiial Intelligence) enable people with AI.

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