Sindh interior inches towards the Digital Age, the internet gets high speed

In an innovation, high-speed broadband is now accessible from Sindh's interior to some of its main areas and bridges the digital division between the people living in those areas and the rest of the world.

A project which was now made available to High-Speed Mobile Broadband networks for major Sindh areas, including Matiari, Hyderabad, TandoAllah, TandoMuhammadKhan, Badin, and Sujawal was announced on Thursday by the Universal Service Fonds, which is operative under the Ministry of Information Technology. About 2.48 million residents currently have access to the facilities.

The initiative to ensure the fast internet available in remote Pakistan regions is consistent with the vision of Modern Pakistan which is focused on the digital transformation of the country. The vision is now under negotiation for a National Broadband Policy. Many of the projects that have been launched to ensure rapid internet access include, in conjunction with China, a 60 tube submarine cable, Rs 2 billion Fiber Optic extension, fiber optic connectivity project in Gwadar, and nine other Fibre Optic projects approved last month.

Pakistan's internet efficiency is one of the lowest worldwide and ranks 68, according to a survey recently released.