July 20, 2010

PTA to organize seminar on 3G

Islamabad: To sensitize stakeholders on importance of 3G technology, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is organizing a seminar with the collaboration of HUAWEI on August, 02, 2010 at Karachi. The theme of seminar is “Demand for 3G and beyond”. Secretary IT, Naguibullah Malik would be the chief guest on this occasion. IT & telecom industry experts, CEOs of telecom companies, representatives of chamber of commerce and media men will also attend the event.

The seminar would highlight various aspects of 3G Mobile Broadband services and 3G spectrum auctions in Pakistan. During the seminar speakers of national and international fame will focus on the benefits of 3G to: businesses, education, government, national economy, urban/rural populace, indigenous software houses and local contents development. They will also highlight the importance of high-speed infrastructure in accomplishing the benifits. Live Mobile –TV and 3G call scenarios would be demonstrated and a signing ceremony of MoU for infrastructure sharing between PTA and cellular operators of Pakistan will also take place during the event.

 3G networks can act as segue to proliferation of broadband in Pakistan. 3G Mobile Broadband will ensure availability of a number of data intensive value added services such as real-time access to medical records, on demand TV, e-education, cloud computing, video calls, real-time weather forecasts, advisory for farmers etc.  The list is limit less and depends on the ingenuity of users and the professionals who can design and implement value added service. 

Introduction of 3G services would result in great benefits to the national economy. Pakistan’s exchequer is already earning more than Rs. 100 Billion a year in the form of taxes from Telecom sector. Enhanced usage will further increase tax figures. In direct benefits to the national economy through increase in revenue of other businesses will also be added.


Khurram A. Mehran

Director (Public Relations)