The internationally recognized standards of 5G technology are not determined since today as its evolution is still in process. Although many telecommunication providers are already endeavouring this field and lab tests are in order to utilize the technology when it is launched in future.
Today, in Islamabad, the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a meeting in his office and the decision about testing 5G technologies in Pakistan has been taken. Now, it is allowed to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority - PTA to test the effectiveness of 5G technology in Pakistan as has been approved by the Federal Cabinet under the Section 8 of the PTA (Re-Organization) Act, 1996. The policy directive of this decision has been given formally and adherence to the regulatory environment has been strongly suggested.
As a prerequisite to its been commercially auctioned in Pakistan, PTA will now devise an agenda and make strategy based on which Pakistani operators will venture to test of 5G in Pakistan. Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman has given an indication that 5G spectrum will be auctioned in Pakistan in the year 2021.
The regional operators have not received any instructions about the allocation of the spectrum for the sake of testing it and they are not allowed to commercially charging this ultra high-speed network even during the testing phase. Another leading telecommunication service provider Zong has predicted this launch in the past and all network providers are currently keeping an eye on its readiness. For more details, visit PTA website.