December 12, 2008

PTA Workshop on 3G

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in association with Qualcomm Inc. USA and Central Asian CDMA Forum, organized a two-day training session on 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) Network Planning at PTA HQs, Islamabad from 4-5 December 2008.

The workshop was arranged in the wake of upcoming 3G licensing. PTA has assured the telecom industry for its full support and cooperation for the introduction of new technology and to provide level playing field to all the stake holders. On the occasion of closing ceremony, Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen distributed the certificates to the participants of the workshop.

Mr. Syed Umair & Mr. Muhammad Arif Khan, senior telecom experts and Qualcomm certified trainers conducted the training. The training session covered various areas of 3G WCDMA/UMTS wireless technology including Network consideration, Coverage, Uplink and Down Link Budgets, Propagation, Traffic and Capacity, HSDPA and HSUPA considerations, Network Dimensioning and Tool overview.

It may be mentioned that PTA is striving hard to facilitate introduction of new technologies in Pakistan for the benefit of the consumers. Representatives of Mobile phone operators, telecom companies and vendors attended the workshop on 3G.


Khurram Ali Mehran

Deputy Director (PR)