ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co)’s 50th Board of Directors meeting has approved 3G services for underserved areas of Hazara Division.
The meeting chaired by Chairperson USF Co Board and the Minister of State for IT & Telecom Anusha Rahman was convened on Thursday in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom office in Islamabad.
Anusha Rahman reviewed the existing projects of USF pertaining to the establishment of Telecenters, Broadband for Sustainable Development Project and USF Small Lots Project.
In terms of the new initiative, board was apprised of the bidding process conducted for the underserved areas Hazara Division, including Kohistan, Battagram, Mansehra, Haripur and Abottabad districts, and was recommended by the USF Company for approval of the board.
The USF Board of Directors approved the award under Broadband for Sustainable Development Project for Kohistan lot to M/s Telenor. This Project will benefit an underserved population of around 878,065 people, covering 1,283 underserved mauzas and an underserved area of 11,362 sq kms.
Other administrative and corporate matters of USF Co were also taken into consideration by the Board of Directors.
Board members including the secretary IT Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA Dr Ismail Shah also attended the meeting.