NTC's services expanded to 84 districts throughout Pakistan

NTC's services expanded to 84 districts throughout Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (APP): The voice and broadband services of National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) has been expanded from 54 to 84 districts/cities under network development plan and to keep abreast with technological advancements.

Around 54,000 Telephone and 14,000 Broadband ports have also been developed which makes 35 per cent replacement of TDM network with latest IP based Next Generation Network (NGN) technology.

An annual report of NTC on Tuesday said the Corporation has initiated and played a role in strategically important projects such as Safe City Islamabad, National Data Centre and equipping through sharing of resources by signing contracts with Cellular Mobile Operators, PTCL, DHA, Multinet etc. under Public Private Partnership.

Moreover, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Security Systems, Office Automation and biometric attendance have also been made operational to enhance efficiency and transparency.

The report said in order to meet future challenges, NTC has already started to prepare for meeting upcoming demand of Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Smart Appliances and Smart Meters.

It said to play its role and facilitate China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), laying of OFC infrastructure along CPEC Road alignment from Shikarpur to Gwadar and establishment of Submarine Cable Landing Station at Gwadar have also been planned.

The Gwadar landing Station will provide alternative route to existing Submarine Cable Landing station at Karachi.

Besides, revival of existing Coastal Highway (OFC) from Karachi to Gwadar is also being planned for provision of telecom services at Gwadar and various other cities and Garrisons along Coastal Highway. These projects once completed will completely change the outlook of NTC.