The PTI government set December 2022 as the timeline for the introduction of 5G networks. Later, however, March 2023 was substituted for this deadline.
Syed Aminul Haque, the minister of information technology and telecommunications, spoke at a Zong4G event on Thursday to highlight the network’s recent success and to recognize people who have made major efforts to achieve this goal.
Haque told the media present at the occasion that Pakistan’s government intended to introduce 5G technology by March 2023. However, due to Pakistan’s recent political upheaval, this launch has been postponed by almost three months.
According to Haque, the IT ministry has been holding meetings to make sure Pakistan was ready for the introduction of 5G technology.
He stated that the administration was concentrating on increasing the use of 4G technology in the nation while discussing the preparedness level. Haque asserted that the adoption of 4G was rising each month.
He stated that the government was constructing a network of ”fibre” cables across Pakistan concerning the creation of infrastructure. Haque further stated that Pakistan’s four metropolises would be the first to use 5G technology.
The IT minister added that the government had taken away the obstacles that local mobile phone makers encountered when trying to open LCs. He added that he had discussed the withholding tax problem facing telecom companies with the finance ministry and had also asked the prime minister for help in resolving the problem.
Haque said during his remarks that “Zong has shown remarkable resilience and will in the face of adversity, demonstrating excellent leadership in network restoration in flood-affected areas. The work done by the technical staff has been excellent and should be commended.”
Zong CEO Wang Hua claimed, “I am extremely proud of our technical employees who remained on their toes, day and night, to restore a network in areas which were completely submerged in flood-water and where the infrastructure was damaged.”
“Our teams recovered 99% of the CMPak network in three weeks,” he further stated.