5G rollout in Pakistan may take 5-7 years. The Express Tribune
Federal Minister of IT and Telecom Department Aminul Haque has said that the government plans to introduce 5G technology by December 2022, but experts in various fields are skeptical, it will take more time to believe the country and fully roll out It would require drastic effort to get out. Next Generation Technology.
However, all of them were unanimous that 5G would provide huge benefits to Pakistan’s economy.
ICT expert Pervez Shikhar said, “Initially, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology, has to work faster and accelerate 4G.” The Express Tribune.
Iftikhar is part of a committee set up by the IT Ministry to implement 5G in Pakistan. Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]) Former General Secretary Shehir Haideri said the government might be able to implement 5G in limited areas by 2022, however, it would take three to five years for new technology to spread across the nation.
Hydry said that telecom companies would need a large-scale network upgrade for 5G, along with licenses. “Consumers will have to wait a few years for budget 5G-compatible phones, therefore, it may take five to seven years before a proper rollout.”
Arif Habib Limited head of research Tahir Abbas believed that a lot needs to be developed on the infrastructure front to establish a 5G network. “With 80% teledensity and 40% of the population using 3G / 4G networks, the region has immense potential and 5G will further change the digital landscape.”
Published in The Express Tribune, 24 NovemberTh, 2020.