The launch of this region is like laying foundation for providing broadband in un-served urban areas of NWFP. Hazara Telecom Region (HTR) consists of the following districts:
HTR, as a whole, has a total area of about 17,500 Sq Kms, a total population (rural + urban) of around 4.4 M (i.e. 2.6% of Total Population of Pakistan) and a population density of 251 Persons/SqKms. This project targets an urban population of 0.6M in 17 Cities/Towns of HTR.
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. 10,750 connections will be provided through this project along with establishing 145 Educational Broadband Centres and 21 Communtiy Broadband Centres.
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 three registered bidders submitted their Qualification & Services Proposals on 15th June 2009;
1. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
2. Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
3. Worldcall Telecom Ltd.
Following bidders were declared Technically Qualified and their Financial Bids were opened on 30th July 2009. Subsidy requested by each bidder, based on 100% target, is as follows;
Note: Lowest Bids are presented in bold.
After the process of matching lowest subsidy and selection of targets (as per USF Broadband Bidding documents – RFA clauses 47, 48, 50 and 51), the contracts that have been signed with the two bidders are summarized below.
EBC=Educational Broadband Center CBC=Community Broadband Center
* LOI was sent to Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd for Abbottabad and Haripur Dists. however Wateen surrendered Haripur District, hence Haripur was offered to PTCL.
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