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Published on May 16th, 2011 | by Arsalan Mir

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PTA Publishes Pakistan Telecom Services Coverage Map






Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has launched the “Pakistan Telecom Service Coverage Footprint”. The interactive application is based on Google Maps and powered by NSN (Nokia Siemens Network) allows users to zoom in and see the coverage plot of telecom services in graphical format. This application has been categorized into four major services broadband, cellular, FFL (Fixed Line Loop) and WLL (Wireless Local Loop) which are further bifurcated into technologies and number of PTA licensees.  The application gives the flexibility to select any one of the telecom service like GSM, DSL, EVDO. Similarly user can view coverage of particular operator in particular city through the coverage map.

By using this application general public can view the growth in mobile and fixed line services all along the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It would be helpful for those people who are planning to visit remote areas, whether coverage of the particular telecom service for particular operator is available in that area or not. It is worth mentioning that this type of application is first of its kind in the public sector of Pakistan.

Federal Secretary for Information Technology and Telecom Mr. Saeed Ahmad Khan has inaugurated an application enabling general public, telecom operators and investors, to view availability of telecom services coverage all across Pakistan. The application named “Pakistan Telecommunication Coverage Footprint” has been developed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and is available on its website (www.pta.gov.pk). The Secretary inaugurated this application during his visit to PTA Headquarters today. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen Member Technical Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar and senior officers of the Authority were also present during the visit.

The application has few glitches, but we are sure that they will be resolved with time. As a whole PTA’s effort in developing this consumer benefiting  application is laudable.

The coverage footprint can be viewed at: http://www.pta.gov.pk/digitalmaps/digitalmaps.php

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is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net



7 Responses to PTA Publishes Pakistan Telecom Services Coverage Map

  1. baba dado says:

    pakistan telecomunication authority is working very well.

  2. Imran says:

    This seems to be quite interesting. I hope this help consumers to select which service will work in their areas. Its really beneficial for consumers from remote areas.

  3. Techpakora says:

    very nyce info :)

  4. PTCL EVO says:

    Showing coverage footprints like this is meaningless. it shows Karachi city is covered by all broadband operators, but does not give any indication about level of coverage at a particular spot in the city.

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  7. Sulehri says:

    Not shows any coverage in my area!

    Plus it would have been better if it showed coverage on a scale e.g. Good/Fair/Bad/No Coverage in all parts of the country.

    I was not amused as I was expecting coloured cells (circles) …

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