Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Universal Services Obligation

The TRE survey results for Universal Service Obligation reflect an improvement from 2 in 2007-2008 to 3.2 in 2010.

Efforts have been made by the Government of Pakistan to expand Universal Service Fund (USF) projects in remote areas of the country. As a consequence, a number of projects have been completed by the USF Fund in Sindh and Balochistan, including optical fibre projects worth PKR 4.5 billion and twelve broadband projects costing PKR 6.35 billion. As a result, broadband proliferation increased manifold, placing Pakistan amongst the top ten countries in the world in terms of growth.