The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that the maximum number of telecom sites affected by the flood are restored

Business Community members are said to rest assured as PTA has already directed Mobile Service Providers regarding improving performance.

Chairman Major General (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa said that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process of resolving the issue and will make sure of positive outcomes in the shortest possible time. He said Mobile Service Providers are directed to improve their performance already.

Bajwa made a telling point that signal issues were being faced by Businesses located in congested areas, involving basements and narrow streets, at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), meeting reported The Nation 

As the result of the pandemic 70% increase has been observed in the data usage Bajwa pointed out telling that 2-2.5 million new subscribers are on the board. He mentioned that direction to the respective organizations has already been given however, installation of towers will require some time.

Speaking on the occasion, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah mentioned that a lot of complaints have been registered lately from business communities regarding poor signals especially in the areas like dense markets of Lahore. He said the number of mobile phone users has been increasing constantly touching the mark of  180 million while the number of 3G/4G subscribers reached 95 million.

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Lahore, being a large city with a population of more than 11 million, has a considerable share in the use of mobile phones,” he maintained.

Mr. Misbah stressed that a number of businesses are being promoted virtually using the apps like WhatsApp, IMO, Skype, the apps used for video and audio calls.

Furthermore, mobile banking has emerged as another important and useful tool in the last few years. Networks available for use by the businessmen like UBL Omni, Easypaisa, Jazz Cash, U-paisa, and Paymaz Zong have also caused great ease in making quick payments to remote clients across the country,” he added.

The LCCI chief said with the usage of such resources and business being promoted virtually dependency on service provided has comparatively been increased.

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