Telecom companies in Pakistan, along with the national leadership, are striving hard to enable the 5G technology across the country. It is heartening to see that the PTCL group has conducted another successful 5G trial in a controlled environment in Peshawar – an achievement worth celebrating as we need such initiatives that can put our country on the path of prosperity and economic development.
To reap benefits of this revolutionary technology, local companies must accelerate their pace and equip themselves with the right knowledge, tools and expertise. The recent pandemic was indeed an eye-opener to traditional businesses who had to suffer immense losses due to their inability to adapt to the new reality and switch to digitalisation. This successful 5G trial can be considered as a game changer for the people of K-P. They should prepare themselves and coming generations to be able to harness such new technologies for a better future.
Rana Atif Iqbal
Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2021.