4G service restored in Balochistan cities, Khyber after five years

By: News Desk      Published: 04:27 PM, 3 Jun, 2021
4G service restored in Balochistan cities, Khyber after five years
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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has said that after reviewing the security situation by concerned departments the instructions have been issued to telecom operators for restoration of internet services in Khyber District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and various areas of certain districts of Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The PTA said the step has been taken in pursuance of the government’s vision of providing internet services across the country.

The areas include: Turbat city, Kech, Awaran, Panjgur, Washuk and Kalat along the highways i.e. RCDH, N-30, N-85 and Awaran-Bela Road.

The telecom regulator said, "Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) will also be directed to upgrade their existing infrastructure from 2G sites to 3G/ 4G where feasible, and consider network expansion so that better voice and data services can be extended to residents of these areas.”

PTA reads, “The restoration of data services will help residents to fulfill their educational, health, commerce and communication needs. Restoration of internet services in other areas will be implemented in a phased manner, subject to review of security situation.”