Boost in broadband fiber connectivity vital for economic growth: Dr. Umar Saif

Caretaker Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Dr. Umar Saif chaired a meeting here on Tuesday.The meeting discussed in details matters related to fiberization, and Right of Way Policy.Senior officers of MoITT, and representatives of telecom companies attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Dr. Umar Saif said that provision of quality telecom services to masses is topmost priority.
He said for every 10% increase in mobile broadband adoption results in 0.5 - 0.8 percent increase in GDP. Therefore, to help grow our economy, we must incentivise broadband fiber connectivity in the country. 
In the past few weeks, we have standardised right-of-way policies for laying of fiber for ISPs and telecom players, he maintained.
He asked IT industry to set its target for fiberization in the country. Ministry of IT & Telecom will fully cooperate with telecom industry.