Trio awarded USF contracts worth USD5m

2 Oct 2020

Pakistan’s Universal Service Fund (USF) has approved the award of contracts to mobile providers Jazz, Zong and Ufone for ‘Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects’ worth a total of around PKR895 million (USD5.4 million), The Nation writes. Jazz was awarded the contract for the Ghotki, Sukkur and Khairpur districts, which will see around two million people in 549 unserved villages in the territories gain access to high speed mobile broadband networks. Chinese-owned Zong, meanwhile, was awarded the contract for Jaffarabad, Sohbatpur and Nasirabad, covering roughly 400,000 people in 227 unserved villages, whilst Ufone will rollout coverage to just over 17,000 citizens in 15 villages across the Ziarat and Kalat districts.