In 2019, Jazz won six Universal Services Fund (USF) projects starting with Waziristan lots, to the latest bid won for Kurram (Parachinar) District. Six projects within a span of one year is the highest number of projects won by any operator in one year since USF’s inception in 2007. These projects include subsidies worth PKR 1.23B for North & South Waziristan, RYK, Bahawalnagar, DG Khan & Kurram projects.
USF provides subsidies to facilitate telecommunication services in both underserved and unserved areas in Pakistan. A key reason for these wins was due to a revision in Jazz’s USF bidding strategy. Internal stakeholders included the Technology, CRA, Commercial, and Finance teams.