Broadband penetration has grown to 19% in Pakistan from mere 3% back in 2013. The phenomenon demands digitization of entire ecosystem for more fruitful results.
Continuing with its policy of digitizing Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan has established a flagship digital lab in Islamabad, which was inaugurated by Minister of State for IT & Telecom Anusha Rehman.
The digital lab was initiated during a digital festival organized by Telenor.
On the occasion, the minister said, “the government and industry need to work hand in hand to realize the agenda of “Digital Pakistan” and meaningful contribution of IT & Connectivity to socio-economic welfare of our masses.”
Anusha vowed to work in collaboration with the industry to achieve the “Digital Pakistan” milestones objective.
How digitization will impact
It is pertinent to mention that post 3G/4G; there has been a multifold & massive increase in consumption of mobile broadband, which has led to further opportunities for the operators beyond simple voice.
Digital services, financial inclusion, smart urbanization, IoT (Internet of Things), social sector applications and content are some of the key areas that the telecom service providers are now addressing as the part of their mainstream business.
The government has also accorded highest priority not only to cover remaining un-served population regarding supply but also to support mainstream digitization of our economy & society under the banner of “Digital Pakistan”, Minister added.
She appreciated Telenor Pakistan looking into innovation in telecom services delivery which is evident from their renewed focus on digital services applications & platforms etc. All of these measures directly or indirectly contribute to the achievement of digital Pakistan objective.
Besides the digital lab, Telenor Pakistan is currently on a drive to conduct digital festivals where it is displaying various digital solutions it has designed.
A couple of days back, the company organized a mega event in Lahore, the Telenor Digital Festival 2016 showcasing its muscle and number of initiatives.
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