Pakistan to introduce 5G next year

By APP
Published: September 11, 2018
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Country has already been successfully experiencing 3G and 4G mobile broadband technology. PHOTO: REUTERS

Country has already been successfully experiencing 3G and 4G mobile broadband technology. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui hinted on Tuesday at introduction of 5G telecom services in Pakistan next year which he believed would attract massive foreign investment.

The country has already been successfully experiencing 3G and 4G mobile broadband technology and the number of users is increasing every day.

“We need to introduce more innovative services in mobile broadband not only to facilitate consumers but also to attract foreign investment and meet modern-day requirements,” said Siddiqui while talking to APP.

“The world is changing rapidly and to compete with other nations we need to adopt new technologies.”

Huawei working on 5G-enabled mobile phones

Siddiqui voiced hope that foreign companies would approach Pakistan for the launch of modern 5G services. “Foreign companies are interested in investing in Pakistan which is a huge market and the fifth largest in terms of freelancers,” he said.

When asked about priorities of the government, the minister said, “We will continue all the good initiatives taken by previous governments while shortcomings will be addressed.”

He emphasised that the basic objective of the present government was to produce results which should be beneficial both for producers and consumers.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • BrainBro
    Sep 12, 2018 - 12:56AM

    Still no PayPal for a country that has 200 million people.Recommend

  • zoomzoom
    Sep 12, 2018 - 5:56AM

    4G didn’t make a splash…now 5G. How many hand held devices out there that support 5G in Pakistan? Probably 0.001%.Recommend

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