Pakistan to launch 5G internet network in 2022-23, shows report – ET Telecom

Popular

RBI asks HDFC Bank to stop digital launches and credit card...

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked the country's largest private sector lender, HDFC bank to stop all launches of its digital business...

Assam’s Dibrugarh University Teacher Arrested For Sharing Porn Video: Police

During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime. (Representational)Dibrugarh: An assistant professor in Assam's Dibrugarh University was arrested today for allegedly uploading pornographic content...

Process to avail full refund on Lockdown Air Tickets

The Supreme Court approved the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) proposal on air tickets refund and credit shell on flights booked prior and...

Why was CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat’s attending China-owned MG Motor event;...

US Ambassador Kenneth Juster greets CDS Gen Bipin Rawat with elbow bump | Watch ...

Explained: How new H-1B visa regime will impact Indians, Indian firms

In yet another policy stance change on H-1B visa within six months, the US administration on October 6 said it was announcing an “interim...

Islamabad: Pakistan is planning to roll out the most advanced 5G internet in 2022-23 which will accelerate the download speed 10 times to one gigabit per second (Gbps) and widen economic activities in the country, a media report said on Sunday.

Pakistan is developing a comprehensive roadmap for 5G technology readiness in the country. It is aimed at auctioning “spectrum for…5G services in the fiscal year 2023,” the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in its annual report 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic proved a blessing in disguise as the digital economy widened multi-fold during these testing times in Pakistan. The crisis has prompted regulators and stakeholders to improve digital infrastructure.

Pakistan has kick-started its journey to make the most advanced 5G internet commercially available to consumers in 2022-23, The Express Tribune reported.

The tested speed stands 10 times higher compared to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) on 4G internet in the world, it said.

Earlier, mobile phone service providing firms successfully conducted a test trial of 5G services under a limited environment and on non-commercial basis in 2019 and 2020.

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Aminul Haque said the government had planned to launch 5G technology by December 2022, but experts are still sceptical, believing the country will take a much longer time (5-7 years) to roll out the next-generation technology.

Haque made a test video call through 5G to China and said it was a wonderful experience. The voice was loud and clear, and the video quality was also wonderful, the report said.



Source link

Latest News

Your Queries (Mutual Funds): Global funds offer a hedge against currency depreciation

Thus the investor loses out on any subsequent gains that he would have made on the dividends received till the end of his investment...

Your Money: Tracing your investment journey — Lessons from the last 12 months

Opening up of the geospatial space has been welcomed by entrepreneurs and the ecosystem of mapping and other services. Here again, execution is the...

Rising polymer raw material prices hit MSME plastic units

About 50,000 units in the plastics processing sector are believed to be operating below 50% of their rated capacity due to a sharp rise...

‘No TDS when Indian firms pay to use foreign software’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that tax deductible at source is not applicable to Indian companies for amounts paid to foreign software manufacturers...

Indian Bank’s ₹4,000-cr. fund-raise plan gets shareholder nod

Indian Bank on Tuesday secured its shareholders nod to raise equity capital up to ₹4,000 crore. The bank held an extraordinary general meeting with...