Karachi—Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, has said PTA is fully committed to the task of regulating, issuing new licenses and to introduce new spectrums and technologies. However, the private sector also has an important role by investing in ventures.
This he said while addressing an inaugural ceremony of Data Centre established by leading Telecom company Transworld in Karachi. The event was attended by executives of telecom industry, mediapersons and employees of the company.
Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said the telecom industry has had to tackle a host of issues. However, the industry has proven itself to be remarkably resilient and there are some notable achievements that the industry can be proud of, he added.
He said that Cellular service coverage is one of the best in the region; the cellular subscribers have crossed the 100 million milestone, there are multiple broadband options available to the consumer in every nook and corner of Pakistan, there are more than 1.5 million broadband consumers in Pakistan with the industry doubling year to year and 4 operational long haul networks in the country that connect various cities of Pakistan. PTA chairman said that with the increase in broadband adoption, the need of the hour for Pakistan is to continue to improve its internet infrastructure.
He added that Internationally there are two independent operators that connect Pakistan to the internet and every destination of the world. Transworld being one of these. Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said that Transworld’s new data center is unique due to its location and state of Art Technology and new applications and contents can be hosted with minimum capex. Later he inaugurated the Data Centre.