3G/4G in Gilgit Baltistan

SCO is launching 3G/4G in Gilgit Baltistan in 2017.


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3G in Gilgit
3G in Gilgit

Special Communication Organisation (SCO) has announced on Monday that Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) would start enjoying third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) internet services at the beginning of next year.

SCO is a public sector organisation which works under the Ministry of Information Technology and managed by the Pakistan Army. SCO Sector Commander Colonel Imran Butthy said work was in progress and the fast-paced internet.

“Approval of the government is awaited and once it is received work will be completed soon” ,he said.

Moreover he stated that there are landsliding issues in Gilgit Baltistan and its difficult to lay down the optical fiber in 25,000 kilometers while facing land sliding issues.But within 2-3 months there will be improvement in project.The Pakistan-China optical fibre project,a part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will also expand 3G/4G network in Gilgit Baltistan.

According to some SCO has banned other companies but reality is totally different. Companies are avoiding to expand their network over there due to their own extra expenditure.

The project is expected to be completed in two years at a cost of Rs4.4 billion. Under the programme, an 820km-long cable will be laid from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab.

 


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Tayyaba Irshad
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