Owing to increased importance of getting acquaintance with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), International Teclecommunication Union Connect Arab Summit was held at Doha, Qatar.
About 540 participants, including some top government officials, from 26 countries participated in the event. It was stressed that in addition to attaining good technological status, proper grip over ICT is mandatory because most of international ICT corporations are based in Gulf States.
Main themes of the meeting were Role of ICT in Educational Development, Cyber Security, Investment in OCT Projects and Digital Innovation.
Pakistan Educational and Research Network (PERN) is the country’s only research network providing high speed internet and intranet facilities to associated academic institutes. About one hundred and ten universities are connected via PERN and about 6.25 Gbps internet bandwidth is utilized.
The delegates appreciated how Pakistan’s modern research and educational network contributed for its educationa and research sector. Bravo to Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman for making Pakistan the only Islamic country having educational network up to latest technological standards.