Zong to provide 3G dongles to 100k students under PM Laptop Scheme

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Zong to provide 3G dongles to 100k students under PM Laptop Scheme

Zong has signed a contract with Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday i.e. 12th November 2015 for the provision of Wireless Broadband Services i.e. 3G dongles. The services will be provided to the students across the country under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme Phase-II. Previously, we have told you that Haier will be providing laptops for 2nd phase of PM Laptop scheme.

Now, another good news is here. Previously, PTCL provided its Evo devices alongside laptops. This time, Zong will be giving free 3G dongles to the students getting latpops. The objective of HEC and Zong is to provide reliable and efficient connectivity access to students by provision of 3G dongles and enhance their knowledge base across the country.


Chairman and CEO Zong Mr. Liu Dianfeng said,

We appreciate Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s vision for putting more emphasis on Education and vesting in the betterment of people of Pakistan. Education plays vital role in the progress of any nation. Zong takes it as its responsibility to contribute to the uplift of different social sectors. Technology and its application in the right direction can improve the knowledge and lifestyle of Pakistani people. It is with this spirit that we have decided to come forward and assist the Government of Pakistan in its Prime Minister Laptop Scheme Phase II which will benefit thousands of bright students across the country.

Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said,

Education can make a lot of difference in social wellbeing of nearly 47 million Pakistani youth among which over 2.6 million students are getting Higher education. This initiative is an effort to provide more and more efficient means of education in line with Prime Minister’s vision 2025. HEC and Zong can work together to setup R&D centers, E-Classrooms and Innovation Centers for youth capacity building. Pakistani youth is full of innovative ideas which needs to be empowered through these platforms.

These 3G dongles will come with free internet services for three months. Afterwards, students will be required to subscribe any package. The students will be provided privileged wireless access to Global Educational Resources available on HEC’s Digital Library through PERN (Pakistan Education & Research Network). The HEC Digital Library resources were currently available to students only in campuses of respective Universities; but by virtue of this project, students will be able to access the Digital Library resources across the country, anywhere, anytime.

Zong will also be providing support to HEC in designing, implementing and executing this vital project. Indeed, a great move by Zong! Click on social sharing buttons below to share the story with your friends.