USF aims to promote development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served rural areas of Pakistan to make available and affordable, the voice telephony and basic data services, throughout the length and breadth of the country. This requires also the establishment of a stable and reliable Optic Fiber Network in all corners of the country. This project aims to extend the Optic Fiber connectivity to the un-served Tehsil HQs in Pakistan, for meeting the growing requirements of Voice, Data and Video in these areas.
There are around 400 Tehsils in the country and presently 30% Tehsils do not have any fiber connectivity. Extending fiber cables to all Tehsils will help the telecom service providers in extending all kinds of telecom services to those areas. It is like building information motor-ways to all Tehsils. These projects will ultimately lay 8,313 kms of optic fiber cable and through the projects awarded so far, 6,523 kms of optic fiber cable is being laid.
Follwoing are the objectives to be achieved through the Optic Fiber Project: