ISLAMABAD – State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman said on Saturday that Pakistan would become the first country in the world to test 5G technology.

Addressing a press conference in connection with the award of 4G spectrum license, she expressed hope that Pakistan would soon acquire the technology, APP reported.

The 4G spectrum license was sold for $295 million. The ceremony was also attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Rehman said the total amount of the auction had been deposited in the government’s account.

The minister added that the government would start preparations for the introduction of 5G in the country by 2021.

She expressed hope that Pakistani people would adopt the new technology ahead of all other Asian countries.

The minister further said the number of broadband users increased from 3.7million to 44 million during last four years.