MoU Signing Ceremony: Representatives of PTA and Comsats signed the MoU. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammad Yaseen and Rector COMSATS Dr. S.M Junaid Zaidi were present during signing ceremony held at COMSAT on last Friday. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said on this occasion that PTA would provide data on telecom sector and expertise to COMSATS, reciprocally COMSATS would encourage its students to undertake research in different areas of telecom sector. He said that under the MoU, PTA would help COMSATS in identification of research areas. Similarly COMSATS would cooperate with PTA on different issues related to trade, business and economy.
Linkage Betwen Educational Institutions and PTA: It may be important to highlight that PTA has been working towards encouraging research activities in telecom sector. PTA being an academia friendly organization has taken number of initiatives to establish strong linkages between the educational institutions and PTA for the promotion of telecom research. The research on forthcoming regulatory issues, challenges and transfer of new technologies in local sector is likely to assist the regulator and the policy makers. To this end PTA has taken significant steps that have received an exhilarating response from all the stakeholders. These initiatives include PTA Gold Medal Scheme, Essay Competition on Telecom Day and cash prizes for best research project competition and SMS-based Information System for educational institutions.