ISLAMABAD -  National Telecom Corporation (NTC) is all set to expand its network to more than 113 districts of the country by next few years.

NTC Managing Director Viqar Rashid Khan said on Thursday that corporation has increased its footprints from 54 districts or cities to 87 districts. During a visit to North Region, Khan said that various projects and joint ventures have been initiated and the penetration of broadband in the public sector has almost been doubled in last three years.

He said that, being the only state owned telecom operator, NTC is providing services in capital and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said the broadband penetration for public sector has been increased through competitive tariff packages and deploying optical fiber network connecting all government offices.

He directed the North Region GM to complete the ongoing ADP projects in time. These projects once completed will not only expand NTC network and infrastructure but will also enhance NTC revenue considerably. He further said that it is very heartening that despite downward trend in fixed line telephone, NTC’s subscriber based and revenue are increasing. Corporation is the first telecom operator which has introduced NTC Go Smart, Machine 2 Machine and Point to Point (P2P) in the country, he added.