Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman revealed on Tuesday that Pakistan would be the first country to test 5G services in South Asia for fast connectivity.
Ms. Rahman was talking at the Information Communication Technology (ICT) awards ceremony on Tuesday, revealing that Pakistan will soon see the revolution of 5th next-generation cellular services.
Previously, Ahsan Iqbal Federal Minister for Planning and Development unveiled that government plans to launch 5G cellular services in the country.
Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) we saw that the 5G technology was the focal point of the whole event where companies reached its applications to users.
Many telecom and technology companies around the world are jumping on the fifth generation technology wagon. Big names like Samsung, Cisco Technologies, LG, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia, Sprient, Intel etc are working towards making the fifth next generation service a reality.
Recently, 3GPP signed off on work plan of fifth next generation technology for the first 5G New Radio (NR) specification that top mobile operators and network vendors came out in favor of. The international body crafting the 5G standard has approved the accelerated roadmap leading to the large-scale trial deployments in 2019 instead of 2020.
The government officials have previously talked about the oncoming 5G technology in Pakistan but many technology analysts are skeptical of these promises.
The Pakistani government is also working to provide at least one mobile tower per 100 users in every village by 2030. She said; “Pakistan recently won the GSMA award and ranked third in the list of mobile telecom operator groups.”