SATRC-19 endeavors Pakistan to bridge Digital Divide

19th-Meeting of South Asian Telecom Regulators Council (SATRC-19), organized by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT).

SATRC-19 endeavors Pakistan to bridge Digital Divide

Pakistan assembles extreme endeavors for bridging digital divide and providing communication access to under-served regions and remote areas addressed by the Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoIT), Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

The memo for South Asian Telecom Regulators Council (SATRC-19) this year includes topics of concern for developing countries on critical issues like digital infrastructure and new technologies, increasing broadband penetration, spectrum management, technology & policy considerations and innovation towards 5G era.

The first ever digital policy of Pakistan envisions the country to become a strategic advertiser for an accelerated digitization eco-system to get bigger knowledge based economy and catalyst socio-economic growth. The course of action aims to establish and build a framework for setting-up incubation centers in provincial capitals and major secondary cities.

This will facilitate and look after new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs and start-up by tapping a gigantic network of business partners and mentors including specialized innovation centers in thematic areas such as FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics.

Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications is continuously working on new projects for maximum economic impact through collaboration, digitization, research and innovation in new emerging technologies within the ICT and other socioeconomic sectors.

Telecom Policy and recently announced Digital Pakistan Policy envisage us to become a strategic promoter for an accelerated digitization ecosystem which propagates knowledge based economy and spurs socio-economic growth.

Telecommunication Authority (PTA) favors learning from experiences of APT countries and to find solutions to common issues and areas of common interest and collaborations.