Modern telecom facilities for Northern Areas
SCO started SCOM (GSM) mobile service in eight different cities of the Northern Areas said the DG on Friday while addressing a large gathering of government officials and notables on the eve of inauguration of Khaplu digital exchange which has been connected with optical fibre and Shiger digital exchange of 500 lines.Major General Shahid Maqbool, DG SCO is on a visit to Northern Areas in connection with inauguration of a number of digital exchanges linking exchanges with optical fibre and to see physical progress of ongoing revolutionary development works at various far flung locations of Northern Areas.
He said that government is ensuring uplift of social and economic prosperity and urban and rural areas of Northern Areas are being connected with modern telecom system by SCO. 26 new digital exchanges installation, provision of SCOM (GSM) mobile phone facilities to eight different cities and laying of 776 kilometres optical fibre plans have been completed, added the DG.He underlined that internet service in all districts of Northern Areas and broad band dialup networks facilities will also be provided by the end of March 2007.
Source: Busniess Recorder