Islamabad: Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G network held a training session with the theme of “Growing Together through Knowledge Sharing” on 12th May 2015 at Zong Complex. The objective of this session was to create awareness about Quality of Service (QoS) based Key Performance Indicators (KPI) testing as per license conditions, as well as to suggest a replacement to extensive drive tests throughout the whole year for Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). It was attended by notable representatives of PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) along the lines of Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors amongst other team members.
The activity commenced with a visit to Zong’s most advanced Telehouse at I-9 Islamabad, whereby PTA officials were given a round of the Equipment room and Centralized Network Operations Center (CNOC). Thereafter they visited Zong Headquarters, where the Regulatory team, CNOC team, Radio Access Network (RAN) team presented their workings as well as gave a live OSS system demo. The attendees highly appreciated the first of its kind interactive knowledge sharing session for learning and regulatory harmonization.
With reference to the event, Sajid Mahmood Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) Zong noted that “The importance of achieving a certain degree of regulatory harmonization must be acknowledged for the progression of Pakistan’s telecom industry.” He further expressed how Zong will continue to take the lead in conducting such initiatives. “Zong shall endeavor to engage in and conduct further such educational activities, and hopes that our Regulator’s participation in today’s session will be mirrored in all such future sessions, enabling both the industry and PTA to benefit from such learning.”