The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) is testing options available for the immediate launch of 5G in Pakistan.
As per details, the ministry has tested seven bands to evaluate the adoption of 5G services like low bands, mid bands and high bands.
- 700 MHz
- 2.3 GHz
- 2.6 GHz
- 3.5 GHz
- MiIIi8meter wavebands
- C-Band (3.6 – 4.2) GHz
- Unlicensed Backhaul Frequency bands (P2P & P2MP)
“The Government of Pakistan aims to launch 5G services in the country by December 2022. Having 5G at disposal will open avenues for investment. It will also accelerate the progress towards achieving the goal of ‘Digital Pakistan’,” said an official of the ministry.
Last year, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) permitted mobile operators to conduct tests and trials of 5G technology under a limited environment and non-commercial basis.
PTA has also issued a framework for the Test and Development of Future Technologies, particularly 5G wireless networks in Pakistan.
The rapid growth in the demand for mobile data traffic for a better broadband experience has led to an increasing emphasis on the upcoming fifth generation of mobile technologies.
International Mobile Technology (IMT) 2020 is much broader than the previous generation of mobile broadband communication systems. The IMT-2020 will be a cornerstone for all of the activities related to attaining the goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.