Residents in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) can now enjoy 3G and 4G internet service provided by Special Communication Organization (SCO) . An SCO says the internet service will continue on a trial basis and can be accessed free of cost until further notice.
Internet facility in Gilgit:
The SCO mobile phone SIMs for this purpose are available at the organization’s franchises in the area. Subscribers have been asked not to pay more than Rs200 after acquiring a receipt for purchasing the Sim. SCO is a public sector telecommunication service provider, established by the government in 1976. It is responsible for developing, operating and maintaining telecom services in G-B as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan To Get 3G/4G Services By Feb 2018:
In October 2017, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced plans of introducing fast-paced information technology services – 3G/4G – in AJK and G-B, which it said would materialize by February 2018. In 2017, the number of subscribers of 3G/4G in Pakistan rose to 44.4 million, which PTA expects will rise further. The arrival of 3G and 4G service in such remote areas promises to boost commerce, bring socio-economic prosperity for the entire region and also benefit people living along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor routes in AJK and G-B.