Telenor Pakistan is spearheading another leap towards empowering the Pakistani society through the rollout of its 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan.
To bring the benefits of digital communications to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Telenor Pakistan has used state-of-the-art satellite solution by reframing its network sites in Gilgit and Skardu, says a press release issued here.
Gilgit-Baltistan is home to one of the world's highest mountain ranges where deployment of fiber optic is challenging due to its geographical terrain and extreme weather. To provide telecom services, Gilgit-Baltistan was mainly served with legacy VSAT satellite network. As a smart alternative, Telenor Pakistan is now using O3b satellite network to provide 4G services which is a constellation of numerous satellites that orbit only 8,000kms away from Earth. This low altitude reduces latency by up to four times while bringing it at par with long haul fiber transmission.
"In this increasingly digital world where connectivity has become a need for growth and development opportunities, Telenor Pakistan is pleased to extend the benefits of high-speed mobile broadband to the people of Gilgit Baltistan where it was not possible through conventional means," said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan and Head of Telenor's Emerging Asia Cluster. "It's a proud moment for us and a representation of our unwavering commitment to connect and empower the underserved areas and communities of Pakistan. I welcome the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to this era of high-speed connectivity with the ambition to continue delivering and enhancing services in this region."
Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan said, "We congratulate Telenor Pakistan on bringing 4G to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and appreciate their continued efforts to help Pakistan achieve its digitalization goals. We are moving towards a future where technology is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of the entire socioeconomic progress and if we don't prepare for it, we would definitely be left behind".-PR