Chairman PTA Announces 5G Trial Licensing in Pakistan

Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah announces 5G licensing and spectrum 

Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah announces 5G licensing and spectrum while speaking at an event today. The announcement came in as he addressed the audience in Karachi at the Third Annual Mobile Commerce and Digital Banking Summit. Chairman PTA was the honourable chief guest at this full day event held at the Marriott Hotel, Karachi.
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Last month, the Federal Cabinet approved the issuance of Policy Directive to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) under Section 8 of the PTA (Re-Organization) Act, 1996. This would allow and enable testing of 5G technology in Pakistan while remaining within the regulatory environment. The decision came in at a meeting held with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the federal capital.

In Pakistan, Wi-Tribe has already made the shift to LTE Advanced, and this move to 5G will be a tremendous milestone for the local telecommunications and technology industry. During his keynote speech, Dr. Shah elaborated several projects and initiatives taken by the regulator to facilitate and mobilize the local economy.