This project is a step towards initating provision of broadband in the un-served urban areas of Sindh. Southern Telecom Region-I (STR-I) consists of the following districts:
5. Mirpur Khas
STR-I, as a whole, has a total area of about 86,500 Sq Kms, a total population (rural + urban) of around 20 M (i.e.11.7% of Total Population of Pakistan) and a population density of 231 Persons/SqKms. This project targets an urban population of 2.3M in 77 Cities/Towns of STR-I (excluding the city of Hyderabad).
Narrow band (dial-up) Internet services are available through multiple operators in all the districts, either through Narrowband Pops or Virtual Pops, via fixed line dialup as well as narrowband wireless technologies. 82 Educational Broadband Centres and 43 Community Broadband centres will be established through this project along with providing 23,500 broadband connections.
Broadband STR I-1/2009
2nd March 2009
1. Multinet Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.
2. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
3. Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
4. Wi-Tribe Pakistan Ltd.
5. Worldcall Telecom Ltd.
Opening of Qualification & Services Proposals:
Following two registered bidders submitted their Qualification & Services Proposals on 1st June 2009;
1. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
2. Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
Financial Bid Opening of Technically Qualified Bidders:
Following bidders were declared Technically Qualified and their Financial Bids were opened on 5th June 2009. Subsidy requested by each bidder, based on 100% target, is as follows;
Proposed Subsidy (PKR) per District
After the process of matching lowest subsidy and selection of targets (as per USF Broadband Bidding documents – RFA & SSA), the contract that has been signed with PTCL is summarized below.
Target No. of Broadband Connections
Target No. of EBCs
Target No. of CBCs
Subsidy Amount (PKR)
Contract Signed on
All 9 Districts
25th June 2009
EBC=Educational Broadband Center
CBC=Community Broadband Center
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