In the recent news, the Ministry of IT and Telecom (MoITT) through Universal Service Fund (USF) has granted contracts worth Rs300 million for providing high-speed mobile broadband connectivity on M3 and M5 Motorways.
The agreement signing ceremony was hosted at the USF Office which was witnessed by Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque and Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed.
High-Speed Mobile Broadband Connectivity Would Stretch Across 54.92 km on the M3 Motorway
As per the official statement, USF would provide high-speed mobile broadband connectivity access to 54.92 km of an unserved highway segment that passes through the districts of Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, and Khanewal on the M3 motorway project.
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Furthermore, on the M5 motorway, the high-speed mobile broadband connectivity coverage will be supplied to 78.85 km of unserved road segments that passed through the districts of Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Kashmore, Ghotki, and Sukkur.
This Initiative is Part of PM Imran Khan’s Vision of Digital Pakistan
Addressing the audience at the contract signing ceremony for the provision of broadband service on M3 and M5 motorways, Federal Communications Minister Murad Saeed stated that the broadband schemes would be concluded in 12 months. “The initiative was part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of Digital Pakistan,” he added.
In addition to this, citing figures, the minister stated that the contracts were granted for M3 and M5 motorways projects for Rs140 million and Rs154 million respectively. He declared the broadband service projects would be completed in 12 months. He mentioned that through USF’s Motorways and National Highways program, broadband coverage had been extended to road segments extending over 1,929 kilometers.