Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has recommended the federal government start work on 5G internet immediately.
According to reports, PTA has written a letter to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication recommending to start work on 5G technology. The letter recommended the federal government approve the 5G guidelines and direct all departments to start work.
PTA sources told that the MoITT and PTA want the homework to be completed regarding 5G, at least 3 are required for the hiring of an international consultant.
PTA will need to involve Pakistani embassies and overseas offices in order to advertise in foreign publications for the appointment of an international consultant. After the consultant is hired, the report preparation process takes more than six months.
The international expert will provide the PTA with a thorough report following discussions with all parties involved including operators. After examination, the federal government may ask the consultant to resurrect the study.
This homework is required if the government launches 5G, according to PTA sources. The timely introduction of 5G will be possible if this effort, which should take six to nine months, is successful.
Additionally, the work will provide a sense of what the sector and other stakeholders want. After receiving feedback from all interested parties, the MoITT released proposed 5G guidelines, on which a report was then submitted to the federal government.
Pakistan is already falling behind other nations in the area in the rollout of 5G, according to MoITT. Bangladesh and India have already started using 5G.
By June of 2023, the government hopes to have 5G operational. It is required to determine the spectrum bands and the cost of the spectrum, and development should begin.
All of the companies will begin working on their individual components the day the federal government authorizes the rules.
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