ISLAMABAD: A month after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the launch of internet service in the tribal areas and allowed residents, especially students, to access the fastest internet through cellular service, 4G service has finally arrived in South Waziristan.
As part of a government plan to empower the region along with other districts in the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Jazz introduced internet service in one of the country’s most backward areas, Dawn reported.
The telecom sector regulator acknowledged that Jazz had upgraded all its 3G and 4G sites in South Waziristan.
In this regard, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that the availability of the fastest mobile broadband will benefit not only the students but also the business community of South Waziristan and help improve the socio-economic conditions of the residents through communication. Will get
The PTA has directed mobile service companies to set up more sites in South Waziristan and other districts of the former FATA for better voice and data services.
The regulator also conducted a ‘quality of service’ survey to gauge the ground status of telecom services in South Waziristan, while mobile service companies were instructed to improve their services and upgrade their 3G sites.
Jazz, the only operator providing 4G services in the area, said the supply of 4G was launched in record time following the Prime Minister’s promise to the people of South Waziristan to provide the fastest internet in the tribal region.
The company said the launch of 4G services in South Waziristan would help bridge the digital divide in the country.
According to Jazz CEO Amir Ibrahim, the company believes in connecting the country’s residents to fast and reliable mobile broadband.