Yes, you heard it right! Pakistan will be the first South Asian country to test fifth-generation cellular services. On Tuesday, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman said Pakistan would be the first country in South Asia to achieve this milestone.
According to the Dawn, Speaking at the Information Communication Technology (ICT) awards ceremony, organised by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), Ms Rehman said: “Pakistan recently won the GSMA award and ranked third in the list of mobile telecom operator groups.”
She further added: “We are working towards making a digital Pakistan. Digital economy through IT, freelance, start-ups, e-commerce and mobile apps are the future.”
The Government of Pakistan is working on a project to provide at least one mobile tower per 100 users in every village by 2030. Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) said on the occasion: “The awards aim at giving merit-based recognition to those who have displayed outstanding performance throughout the year.”
Fifth-generation mobile networks are the proposed next telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G/IMT-Advance standards. 5G planning aims at a higher capacity than current 4G, allowing a higher density of mobile broadband users, supporting device-to-device, ultra reliable, massive machine communications, lower latency than 4G equipment and lower battery consumption.
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