Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Pakistan, Iran Discuss Direct Fiber Link

Pakistan, Iran Discuss Direct Fiber Link: "Pakistan, Iran Discuss Direct Fiber Link
Updated on 2004-07-28 08:18:59

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan : July 28 (PNS) - Pakistan on Tuesday said it was seeking direct fiber links with the neighboring countries and willing to establish such links with Iran on a priority basis.
Secretary Information Technology, Khalid Saeed in a meeting with Iranian delegation his ministry was offering free back-up bandwidth through satellite for call centers while centers of excellence for multimedia and graphic design for gaming and animation ndustry had also been set up.
Similarly, programs such as the training of human resources for the call centers were also under way. Dr. M. Karampour, Member of the Board, Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) is heading the delegation while other members are M. N.Yousefpour, Member of the Board, Infrastructure Company and A.M.Z. Mohtashemi, Director Planning & Engineering Affairs, Telecommunication Company (TCT) Ministry of Communication. During the meeting, Iranian delegation was briefed on telecom sector of Pakistan and the main items of discussion were international fiber optic link between Pakistan and Iran and international roaming for mobile networks.
Both sides exchanged views and noted items of further actions that may be necessary to enhance friendly cooperation between the two countries to improve telecommunication services with possibilities of meeting requirements of ECO and Central Asian States also. The discussion was very positive and forthcoming for both IT & Telecom sectors. "

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