Chairman PTA visits Jazz digital headquarters, briefed about telecom operator’s commitment to 4G


Zubair Qureshi


Chairman Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Major General (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa on Monday visited Jazz Digital Headquarters and was briefed by the company’s management about its projects, performance and future endeavours etc.
Jazz’s executive team members led by CEO Aamir Ibrahim received the chairman and his team and presented a detailed corporate overview, its commitment to 4G acceleration, especially in under-served areas.
Maj Gen (R) Azeem Bajwa was accompanied by Member Finance, Muhammad Naveed, Member Compliance and Enforcement, Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar and senior members of PTA
In the briefing, it was also highlighted that work was underway in the areas of e-tech, e-commerce, digital payments, affordable mobile technologies, Agri-tech, and the proliferation of high-speed internet under the Universal Service Fund (USF) project.
Additionally, the PTA Chairman was also apprised of Jazz’s PKR 1.2 billion COVID-19 relief package and how it was rolled out for benefit of the public.
Chairman PTA appreciated Jazz’s role in providing internet access to rural and underserved areas of the country. “Internet penetration has improved from 31 percent to over 40 percent with the cooperation of all operators like Jazz,” said Chairman PTA.
He was also briefed about Jazz’s efforts in improving start-up infrastructure in partnership with the National Incubation Centre. “We are exploring areas to ensure that the masses have safe and easy access to the benefits of an increasingly digital world,” He further added. “