ISLAMABAD:To increase ICT services National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) has added total 41 new Districts/Cities/ sites in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan during 2013-2017.
18 sites in Sindh, 15 sites in Punjab, 2 sites in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 6 sites in Balochistan have been added due to which five percent growth in telephones lines witnessed according an official data.
The core operations of land line telephone functions reflected a growth rate of five percent showing a consistent growth and development.
This is additional growth and did not include 127,693 telephones lines that were generated by virtue of migration from Time-division multiplexing (TDM) to Next Generation Network (NGN), official report released by National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) revealed.
It is nonetheless a phenomenal change due to substitution of comfort and portability that mobile phone claimed over the services of fixed-line.
However, in 2013-14 number of connections was 118,277, the number of connection were jumped to 121,674 in 2014-15 and number of connections reached 124,178 between 2015-17.
While talking to reporter official of NTC said, The clear voice quality and smooth connectivity especially in case of emergency or in special days when the mobile phone services are suspended, the effectiveness of land line has no matched.
While the Pakistan-Package and affordable internet packages at far flung areas of the country connected people of every nook and corner of the country. The smooth connectivity without any interruption and clear voice quality are the major attractions of land line phone which has no match to cellular companies’ services.