Pakistan’s leading cellular and digital services provider, Zong 4G, signed the USF contract for further network expansion in the remote areas of the metropolis Karachi including Malir.
The project is a part of Zong 4G’s network expansion in the country’s southern region through the Universal Service Fund.
Zong 4G, being the frontrunner of digital inclusion and social empowerment of Pakistan, was awarded the project by USF to reduce the country’s digital divide and extend the benefits of communications technologies to the masses. The USF project for network expansion in Karachi’s outskirts including Malir complement Zong own efforts towards rural penetration and building a digital Pakistan.
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The contract signing ceremony was held at Zong 4G headquarters and was attended by the Minister of IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, Zong 4G Chairman & CEO Wang Hua, and USF CEO Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary.
Minister of IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque appreciated the development and said: “Pakistan is aiming for knowledge economy that would essentially be based on information technology. The Digital Pakistan that we envision is not possible to accomplish without the crucial support that Pakistan’s telecom sector is lending. We thank both USF and Zong 4G for their contributions towards our shared goal of an empowered and inclusive Pakistan.”
Speaking at the event, Chairman & CEO Zong 4G, Wang Hua said: “With the evolution of technology, the need for data is growing more rapidly. Therefore, with our customers as our first and foremost preference, we are committed to provide best-in-class services to them. With our collaboration with USF, we are addressing the needs of the underserved people of Karachi and Malir. He added, “We are also thankful to the government of Pakistan for their constant support and encouragement that has always fueled our passion for social empowerment. We are 100% confident that we will achieve our desired connectivity and inclusion goals through this project.”
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, USF CEO Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary said: “We are pleased to have partnered with Zong 4G for digital enablement in the Southern region of Pakistan and to reduce the digital divide in the country through Zong 4G’s massive and growing network footprint. We’re confident that this partnership will help to accelerate digitization in Pakistan as both organizations share the same vision.”
Zong 4G is Pakistan’s number one data network with the widest and largest coverage in the country. It’s also the foremost technology operator in the country with an unrelenting focus on customer-centricity. Recently, Zong 4G’s network superiority was proved by OpenSignal in its latest Network Experience Report in which it ranked Zong the best in top five service areas that include Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience, 4G Availability, and 4G Coverage Experience.