Telenor Pakistan completes USF project

30 Sep 2009

Telenor Pakistan has claimed that it is the first operator in the country to complete a Universal Service Fund project, also noting that it managed to do so ahead of schedule. To celebrate the achievement the operator’s CTO, Khalid Shehzad and the CEO of the Universal Service Fund, Parvez Iftikhar, met to inaugurate one of the 39 base transceiver stations (BTS) that Telenor has deployed as part of the project. Under the project Telenor has installed the cell sites in the Bahawalpur Cholistan district, and the new infrastructure is expected to bring mobile coverage to the remotest areas of Cholistan desert and a previously unserved population of 242,000, over an area of 20,000 square kilometres. Commenting on the completion of the project, Mr Shehzad said: ‘It is our pleasure to provide deep and wide penetration to unserved and underserved areas such as the Cholistan desert. We are pleased with our progress and are hoping to complete all our future projects with the same levels of effectiveness. We believe that such projects are significant in terms of increasing service penetration in the rural areas.’

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