The Ministry of IT and Telecommunication’s work on the framework for sharing telecom infrastructure has reached its conclusion.
The Telecom Industry Infrastructure Sharing Framework’s original draught was shared with the stakeholders, who then provided feedback to the MoITT, according to sources in the MoITT.
According to the sources, MoITT received recommendations on active and passive infrastructure sharing from Tawal, Enfrashare, Sunwalk, Telenor, Jazz, Zong, PTCL, Wateen, Ufone, and other stakeholders. After taking these proposals into consideration, the MoITT is completing the framework for sharing infrastructure across the telecom sector.
The MoITT claims that the framework for pooling telecom infrastructure would give licensees and other stakeholders a way to pool their resources for telecom and other infrastructure facilities, such as space, electrical power, air conditioning, security, cable ducts, space on antenna and towers, etc. Infrastructure sharing encourages resource efficiency by improving asset use, preventing network duplication, and reducing the time and expense associated with network and service rollouts.
MoITT claims that the framework for sharing infrastructure would create enormous opportunities for foreign direct investment and the incorporation of new businesses in Pakistan. Additionally, it will make it easier for cellular mobile providers to lower operating costs and improve sustainability. Once in place, the framework will usher in a new age of local and foreign investment in Pakistan and expand employment possibilities.
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