‘Govt to expand coverage of cellular services’

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan Wednesday informed the Senate that the government was making efforts to expand the coverage of cellular services to the uncovered areas of the country.
Responding to a question during Question Hour, he said that 3000 new sites had been identified for the installation of towers to provide better and improved cellular service.
Responding to another question he said, that 4G services had been provided in all seven tehsils of Tharparkar district including Mithi, Islamkot, Chachro, Dihly, Diplo, Kaloi and Nagarparkar.
he adviser said facility of cellular network (2G/3G/4G) services had been provided in all tehsils of Tharparkar district. Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded contract to M/s Telenor in year 2009 to extend the then prevalent 2G (voice and data) cellular services to the unserved mauzas in the districts of Tharparkar.