ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication announced on Tuesday that Pakistan is preparing for the introduction of 5G mobile phone connectivity, with plans for a rollout scheduled for August 2024.
This is a turning point in technical development as Pakistan gets closer to joining the group of nations that can use 5G.
This statement was made in response to the rising demand for telecommunication services that are quicker and more sophisticated.
A thorough business plan for the introduction of 5G services in the nation has been published by officials in this respect.
Additionally, the telecom providers' request for a free 5G spectrum allocation was denied. The government has chosen to assist operators in lowering the expenses related to infrastructure development instead.
The Ministry of Information Technology has made the decision to recruit a foreign consultant to ensure the effective implementation of 5G services.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has received a formal request for the selection of an experienced consultant who can offer insightful advice on the impending project.
A summary for the creation of an Inter-Ministerial Advisory Committee, which would be crucial in determining the direction of 5G in Pakistan, has been sent by the ministry to the Prime Minister's office.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.
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