STAFF REPORT KHI: The 7the Pakistan TeleCON 2014 has recently been concluded in the city with regulators and experts determining that a data revolution, connected communities and a digitised ecosystem will define the telecom sector in Pakistan. The theme of the conference was “The Changing Dynamics of Telecom and ICT Sectors in Pakistan”.

Organised annually by SHAMROCK Conferences International, to highlight and debate on critical issues and opportunities concerning the telecommunication sector.

In her message to the organisers, Minister Anusha Rehman said, “The priority of our government is to use next generation ICT services particularly mobile broadband for an accelerated digitization ecosystem to enable socioeconomic development expanding knowledge based economy and spur economic growth.”

PTA Chairman Ismail Shah in his keynote address reiterated the governments resolve to support and develop the telecom sector with investor and consumer friendly policies.

Mudassar Hussain, Member IT, highlighted that on the policy front, the government had invited industry and public consultants to be partners in its decision making; and in this context a review of the telecom policy was also in the offing.

Veqarul Islam, president Touchpoint Group, pointed out that indeed the mobile phone was the ultimate universal access tool; it has given power to do things like never before, bridging the digital divide.

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