ISLAMABAD: Dr. Umar Saif, the acting federal minister for information technology and telecommunications, has decided that Pakistan will launch 5G services in ten months.
A crucial meeting between Saif and Maj Gen (R) Hafeezur Rehman, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), led to the development. The discussions covered complex telecommunications issues, the upcoming 5G auction, and spectrum distribution.
The minister also went into great detail about upcoming telecom plans, the introduction of the 5G spectrum, and methods for making the best use of the spectrum.
Dr. Umar Saif clarified the critical role that coordinated 5G network deployment and optimal spectrum utilization play.
Dr. Umar Saif expressed his unwavering commitment to removing obstacles by creating a priority-based standard. He made it clear that issues with taxation, telecom density, and spectrum management would be actively dealt with.
In line with this proactive approach, the IT minister reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to enhancing consumers’ experiences by improving the quality of telecom services.
The minister underscored the significance of optimizing existing telecom provisions to ensure citizens derive the utmost benefit from these services.
Incidentally, the Ministry of IT and Telecom had announced to roll out 5G by the middle of 2023, and the ministry was vying to woo foreign investors too.