Formulation of Broadband Stakeholders Group – an Initiative by PTA

Posted by 10 February, 2009
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February 6, 2009 Islamabad: PTA has formulated a Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG) in persistence of different suggestions during Broadband Open Dialogue session. First meeting of said group was held in PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. This meeting was headed by Chairman PTA, Dr. Muhammad Yaseen and representatives from Ministry of Information Technology, Universal Service Funds, Pakistan Software Houses Association, PTA, Broadband Service Providers, Cellular Mobile Operators, Telecom Vendors and Academic Circle partook.

Dr. M. Yaseen highlighted the vision and mission of BSG. He said that the basic purpose of BSC is to improve the co-ordination between various industry players. The participants appreciated the initiative by PTA. After the discussion it was decided that the minimum limit for broadband services will not be less than 256 KBPS and the target set for next three years is 5 million users.

BSG members were briefed about the Broadband Infrastructure, Broadband Content and Application, Take Up, Broadband Policy and Regulation Frameworks and availibility of Broadband services in rural areas. Dr Aamir Mateen was selected as the Chairman of BSG.

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February 10, 2009

5 Million is a realistic target for them and with the increase in awareness, it’s obvious that in near future it can be acheived easily.

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