Taking another step towards making Pakistan a digital Pakistan, it has decided to begin testing the fastest Internet service 5G in the country. According to details, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approved two non-commercial mobile operators operating in the country for five non-commercial trials of 5G, which will continue for six months.
In this regard, PTA released the Framework of Future Technologies in June 2019, focusing on 5G. A press release issued by the PTA states that Zong and Mobilink have been allowed to test 5G technology for the next six months and will not be able to use it on any commercial basis. If they do, then action will be taken against them according to law.
On the other hand, PTA has also constituted a committee to auction 5G spectrum in the country, which is expected next week. The committee will be headed by the PTA, while representatives of the four telecom companies and other stakeholders will also be part of the committee. Remember that 22% of Pakistan’s population uses the internet and 5G availability is expected to increase the number of internet users.
According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the supply of 5G on a commercial basis will be on time and after the approval of the Pakistan Government policy guidelines and regular regulatory approval. It is also important to note that 5G technology where there is a new era of innovation is constantly being pointed out by experts for its detrimental effects on human health.