Bandwidth rates cut to support IT, telecom
ISLAMABAD – Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Nouraiz Shakoor on December 28 said the recent decision of reducing bandwidth rates would support openness of the telecom and IT sectors that had created opportunities for collaboration between the US and Pakistani scientists and engineers.
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a Pak-US workshop on “High Capacity Wireless/Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies”, jointly organised by the NUST Institute of Information Technologies, University of Northern California, State University of New York, University of Arid Agriculture and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
The minister said: “High capacity communication will enable us to move forward in education, health, trade and agriculture for peace and prosperity.” Highlighting the importance of the workshop theme, he said it is a great opportunity for young researchers and professionals in the high capacity optical networks and enabling technologies to meet top researchers to share their ideas. “This will help them seek new ideas and learn new trends in state of the art technologies.”
The major objective of the workshop was to bring together the US and the South Asian professionals to discuss R&D challenges related to high capacity communication network technologies. The workshop will review the progressive evaluation of optical network and emerging photo technologies, wireless/optical wireless and satellite communication, enabling technologies from the architectural, security, signal transport and applications perspectives.
Nouraiz Shakoor appreciated the NUST for arranging the workshop and hoped that the deliberations of workshop would make all participants rich in ideas that could be translated in efforts for growth of our country.
Source: The News