Huawei Pakistan organized a Broadband Forum & Road Show in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at Islamabad today. The basic theme of the Forum was “Smarter Network for Better Life”. Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, was the Chief Guest on this occasion while, Mr. Leo Xu, Vice President of Middle East Region, Huawei, IT & telecom industry experts, representatives of telecom companies, academia and media representatives attended the Seminar.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said that Pakistan has emerged as one of the leading markets in telecommunications. However, it is imperative that we keep on moving forward for further development of the sector bringing more value to it. Arrangement of such events is surely an important step for sharing and identifying the future areas
Chairman added that broadband penetration is driven by a number of factors. PTA as a regulator has an important role in ensuring fast growth of broadband in Pakistan. Though the principal duty with regards to broadband is to maintain a competitive broadband market, yet regulatory actions and strategies regarding broadband are supposed to reflect on the driving forces in form of expanding access, enhancing Citizen Digital Skills, Promoting Local Content and increasing value addition inside the Network (Intelligent Network) and services. He said that Wireless Broadband is surely an important area of consideration for the industry in future. People are interested in mobility and connectivity at the same time. We will be observing new era of wireless broadband in the country.
During the Seminar, Mr. Leo Xu also shared his expert opinion on future of broadband in the country. He highlighted areas of mobile technologies, broadband, consumer lifestyles, smart phones, mobile content, services and applications etc.
In his closing remarks, Chairman PTA appreciated the efforts of organizers for organizing the event while inviting multi-stakeholders to deliberate on future of digital society in the country. Chairman PTA distributed the souvenirs among the participants during the Forum.