in this article I will tell you 5G Launch Date in Pakistan, Recently Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has set a target to launch 5G commercially in end of 2022 or the first month of 2023 in Pakistan.
5G is a fifth-generation mobile network and technology standard for mobile broadband cellular network. Most of the countries already launched 5G in their countries and enjoy the fastest mobile internet.
In a draft on the “5G Strategic Plan and Policy Guideline,” the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication has rolled out its tentative plan for launching 5G technology in Pakistan.
5G network is a successor of 4G network mobile phone companies deploying worldwide in 2019. Everyone is waiting for a 5g launch date in Pakistan, New-Generation Mobile Network in Pakistan.
5G Launch Date in Pakistan
Federal Minister of IT Syed Aminul Haque has said that 5G internet service in Pakistan will be launched by December 2022 or January 2023.
|5G Launch Date in Pakistan||December 2022|
The Federal Minister further said that the imposition of additional taxes on telecom sectors has created some difficulties. In principle, the more concessions are given to telecom sectors, the more revenue the country will get.
In this regard, maximum possible spectrum bandwidth shall be made available in the following IMT spectrum bands which are already approved by the FAB for the re-farming subject to the process of re-farming as per Section 8.5 of the Telecom Policy 2015:
- (B28/n28) 700 MHz
- (B40/n40) 2.3 GHz
- (B41/n41) 2.6 GHz – efforts to clear litigation to be expedited
- (B42-43, B52/n78) 3.5 GHz – 3300 MHz – 3415MHz is available; 3415 – 3600 MHz be made available after completion of re-farming and expiry of WLL Licenses in 2024.
- Available spectrum in (B3/n3) 1800 MHz and (B1/n1) 2100 MHz
- mmWave bands (n257, n258, and n261, etc.) may be made available while its use shall be subject to market demand assessment.
Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) shall make the maximum possible interference-free bandwidth of the above spectrum. Efforts should be made for expeditious resolution of respective court cases by MoIT&T, PTA, FAB, and PEMRA. Attorney General Office and Ministry of Law & Justice shall provide all support for the vacation of these IMT bands for inclusion in Spectrum Auction planned in early 2023.
The 5G network will be launched firstly in some major cities of Pakistan. After that, it will be launched in every city in Pakistan.