PTA tasked to launch 5G internet service in Pakistan in 10 months
By News Desk
August 30, 2023 03:20 PM
Caretaker Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Dr Umar Saif has tasked Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for launching 5G spectrum in Pakistan in 10 months, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
The minister remarked that Pakistanis despite being citizens of the seventh most-populated country are using worst internet service.
Dr Umar Saif said that all the hurdles in the launch of 5G services will be removed on a priority basis, adding issues relating to taxation, teledensity and spectrum will be addressed.
The minister said that effective measures will be taken for the provision of quality services to masses, and expressed the resolve to facilitate people through 5G auction. He said Pakistan ranks very low in terms of quality of service for cellular users at 79 out of 100 by the Inclusive Internet Index.
Reporter Tayyab Saif