Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) and the Special Communications Organisation (SCO) have partnered to deploy 600km of fibre-optic infrastructure in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), ProPakistani reports. The deployment is being conducted under the government’s universal service programme and is intended to facilitate the provision of basic telephony and data services in the impoverished and war-torn border region. The two companies were reportedly selected for the rollout due to their ‘vast experience of working in difficult conditions’.
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