ISLAMABAD: Initiatives have been under way to ensure that freeways and freeways throughout the country have continuous protection of telecom and broadband solutions by the end of following year, it arised on Tuesday.
At a recent rundown regarding development over the past three years on tasks to supply telecommunications insurance coverage in unserved patches of the national freeways (NH) and also freeways (M), Preacher for Information Technology and Telecom Syed Aminul Haq was informed that telecommunications coverage had actually been provided along the 701km-long NH-10 and also NH-25 covering Lasbela, Awaran, Gwadar and also Kech.
Additionally, work on stipulation of telecommunications solutions along the 650km NH-25 as well as NH-65 travelling through the locations of Lasbela, Khuzdar, Mustung, Kalat, Quetta, Jaffarabad, Nasirabad as well as Sibi districts was near conclusion, the preacher was informed Likewise, a task to extend the solutions along the 450km NH-50 and NH-70 travelling through Pishin, Qilla Saifullah, Zhob, Sherani, Loralai, Musakhel and Barkhan areas would likewise be finished soon, it was disclosed during the instruction.
Haris Mehmood, chief executive of Universal Support Fund (USF), apprised the minister that a number of projects, consisting of telecom protection of Lahore-Abdul Hakim Motorway (M3) that goes through Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh as well as Kamalia would be completed by December 2022. Similarly, he claimed, the Multan-Sukkur Freeway (M5) that passes through Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Kashmore and Ghotki areas would certainly have nonstop voice as well as broadband solution by the end of following year.
Such projects in Balochistan near conclusion, IT priest informed.
The USF is scheduled to honor an agreement in March 2022 for giving telecommunications solutions along the Turbat-Gwadar Motorway (M8) and Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway covering Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Mianwali, Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan.
The priest was informed that during the past 3 years the USF granted agreements to cover those 1,800 kilometres segments of the freeways and also freeways where telecommunications solutions were not available.
The USF president said the National Highway Authority as well as firms supplying mobile phone solutions had been asked to provide details of the areas on national freeways which were still without telecommunications protection.
Roaming on electronic freeways
Mr Mehmood stated electronic freeways were the key chauffeurs to financial prosperity and social incorporation along with advertising tourism in Balochistan and also Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“Digital highways are the future to financial growth and also it is important to understand the function they play in improving the country’s digital communication framework, opening up avenues which will as a result foster financial growth,” he added.
He likewise pointed out that the USF was in talks with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to introduce the unique feature of “National Roaming” on the freeways and also highways, where the subscribed network of a traveler would certainly change to another network in case of absence of the subscribed network because particular location to guarantee continuous services.
At the briefing, the priest asked the officials worried to ensure early identification of all ‘telecom black holes’ on the highways and motorways to bring them into the network. Connectivity of the freeways and freeways was beneficial not just for making certain safety of commuters but also for general uplift of the area locals, he said.
Emphasizing the requirement for expediting work with all freeways digitisation projects for their prompt conclusion, the preacher said “digitisation” was the essential to accomplishing the targets of the Digital Pakistan effort and also was crucial for the growth of Pakistan’s economic situation and uplift of the socioeconomic health of people across the country.