Ufone, thanks to USF Fund, will provide cellular coverage all along the coastal highway – that stretches around 700 kilometers – within the next 18 months.
Chairman PTA, Muhammad Naveed, inaugurated the project, “Seamless broadband coverage from Hub to Jiwani: Makran Coastal Highway” worth PKR 759 Million at a ceremony held on Tuesday in Islamabad.
In this regard, a project contract was signed between USF and Ufone. Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Fund, Rizwan Mustafa Mir, signed the contract with CEO-Ufone, Rashid Khan.
In order to execute this project, 58 BTS towers will be installed in a contracted time frame of 18 months. To take this further, all major motorways and highways will be facilitated through seamless connectivity in the future.
Chief Guest of the ceremony, Muhammad Naveed, Chairman PTA while addressing the ceremony stated that that with constant dedication and devotion, we have achieved yet another milestone. He further said that the event marked one of the greatest landmarks achieved in the field of Telecom in Pakistan and would go a long way in taking telecom development to a greater level.
Furthermore, this will be the first network project in Pakistan where the winning bidder will be required to enable national subscriber roaming for other consumers to benefit from the service.