5G in Pakistan to be launched this summer


Dr. Umar Saif – the Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication – has said that Pakistan is all set to launch 5G this summer.

In a series of video messages, the Caretaker IT Minister Dr. Umar Saif unveiled ambitious plans for the technological future of Pakistan. The focal point of his announcements includes the upcoming launch of 5G services in Pakistan by July-August this year, coinciding with the auctioning of a 300MHz spectrum.

In his remarks, Dr. Saif took delight in the accomplishments of the caretaker government, noting that 13 of 15 objectives had been completed in just five months. Among these accomplishments is a noteworthy policy adjustment that permits IT companies to keep fifty percent of their export earnings in US dollars, which has led to a noteworthy thirty-two percent boost in IT exports over the last sixty days. Dr. Saif also discussed the creation of a specialist telecom tribunal as a means of resolving disputes in the telecom industry more quickly.

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Dr. Saif presented ideas for a uniform quality test for 75,000 IT graduates and the establishment of specialized industry courses at colleges, highlighting the significance of matching educational institutions with industry needs.

Regarding the request that freelancers be paid via PayPal, Dr. Saif mentioned advancements in this field. He also provided details on Pakistan’s initial space policy, which permitted foreign businesses to provide low-orbit satellite communication services. An intriguing project in the works is the creation of 10,000 e-Rozgar centers nationwide, to assist startups and independent contractors. Modern facilities and technical assistance will be provided by these centers, with the ultimate aim of increasing IT exports by $10 billion a year.