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PTA upgrades 3G data in South Waziristan

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday said that 3G data sites have been upgraded to 4G in South Waziristan.

According to a statement issued by PTA, Data Services of Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) were restored in South Waziristan after Prime Minister’s visit on 20th January 2021.

PTA in the statement said Jazz which was providing 3G data services in South Waziristan, has upgraded all of its 3G sites to 4G. This step will allow subscribers to enjoy high-speed data services.

PTA carried out a Quality of Service (QoS) survey in South Waziristan, in order to check the on-ground status of telecom services, it said. CMOS was asked not only to improve the services but also to upgrade their 3G data sites.

“PTA is continuously following up with CMOs to install more sites in the area so that better voice and data services can be extended to the subscribers in line with the vision of the PM of Pakistan,” as per the statement.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had assured to uplift the poor segments of the society and backward areas including the tribal districts.

He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the distribution of cheques amongst the tribal people under the Kamyab Jawan Program in Wana, South Waziristan.

On the occasion, the prime minister announced the opening of 3G and 4G internet facilities in the area saying this is the requirement of the youth to catch up with the world. Special assistants Dr Sania Nishtar, Usman Dar and Shahbaz Gill are also with the prime minister during the visit to the tribal region.

“We are trying to resolve your problems. From today 3G and 4G services will become functional,” said the prime minister. He said that the 3G and 4G services were not available in the region earlier as the government feared that it might be used for terrorism.