The Ministry of IT and Telecommunication’s work on the framework for sharing telecom infrastructure has reached its conclusion.
ProPakistani was informed by sources in the MoITT that the stakeholders had access to the initial draught of the Telecom Industry Infrastructure Sharing Framework and had provided feedback to the MoITT.
According to the sources, MoITT received suggestions on active and passive infrastructure sharing from Tawal, Enfrashare, Sunwalk, Edotco, Telenor, Jazz, Zong, PTCL, Wateen, Ufone, and other stakeholders. After taking these proposals into consideration, the MoITT is completing the framework for sharing infrastructure across the telecom sector.
The MoITT claims that the framework for sharing telecom infrastructure will give licensees and other stakeholders a way to pool their resources for telecom and other infrastructure facilities, such as space, electrical power, air conditioning, security, cable ducts, space on antenna and towers, etc. Infrastructure sharing encourages resource optimization by improving asset utilization, preventing network duplication, and reducing the time and expense associated with network and service rollouts.
The MoITT claims that the framework for sharing infrastructure will create enormous opportunities for foreign direct investment and the incorporation of new businesses in Pakistan. Additionally, it will make it easier for cellular mobile operators to lower operating costs and improve sustainability. Once in place, the framework will usher in a new era of domestic and foreign investment in Pakistan and expand employment possibilities.