Internet Crisis of Gilgit Baltistan; 4G a Way Forward Towards Sustainable Economic Development

Publication Year : 2021

A few days ago, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, inaugurated commencement of several telecom projects in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) worth millions of dollars. All these projects are to be implemented under the umbrella of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MoITT) spearheaded by SCO (Special Communications Organization) which is an armed forces entity providing telecom services in AJ&K and GB for many decades. Among these very important projects one project named GPON aims to provide high speed internet connections to domestic and commercial users in GB. GPON which stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Network is a latest technology replacing conventional copper connections and truly withstands the definition of broadband.