PTA initiates linkages with educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been working towards encouraging research activities and has taken initiatives to establish linkages with educational institutions to promote telecom research.

The research on forthcoming regulatory issues and challenges and transfer of new technologies is likely to assist the regulator and policy makers, Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah said.

He was talking to students of Telecom Engineering Department, Military College of Signals, who visited PTA Headquarters here on Friday. Senior officers of PTA were present on the occasion.

During the visit, Chairman PTA informed the participants about working and role of PTA and spoke about the latest developments in telecom industry, especially the recently 3G/4G
spectrum auction.

He said that as reflected from indicators, growth in the telecom sector has been immense in recent years.

Similarly, education sector has also shown tremendous growth in terms of adding up an increased number of education, professional institutions, development of faculty and students’ enrollments whereas growth in research on IT & telecom has not been proportionate.

Later, he presented souvenirs to the visiting faculty members of Military College of Signals, Col (Rtd) Zameer Bhatti and Course Advisor, Dr. Adil.