PTCL Conducts Successful 5G Trials On Non-Commercial Basis

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Feb, 2021. 06:19 pm
PTCL Conducts Successful 5G Trials On Non-Commercial Basis

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL) group has successfully conducted its 5G network at PTCL headquarters in Islamabad in a controlled environment on a non-commercial basis.

Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque attended the event as the Chief Guest.

Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary IT & Telecom and Chairman Board of Directors, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Major General (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa HI (M), Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), H.E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahimi Alzabbi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, along with senior government and PTCL officials and members of PTCL Board were also present during the ceremony.

PTCL showed various 5G applications during the 5G trials, that included remote surgery, Cloud gaming and overview of anticipated 5G technology applications in Pakistan.

Moreover, PTCL Group was able to achieve the fastest data rate with download speeds reaching 1.685 Gbps during 5G trial in a limited environment.

Acting CEO PTCL said that FiveG will be a game-changer for Pakistan, FiveG will be helpful for Digital Pakistan.

Live remote surgery, that will only be possible through 5G, will help in making the lives of people better.

Once the eco-system is developed, doctors will be able to conduct surgeries remotely in far-flung areas. Thus, it will create new social and economic development opportunities that will make the dream of Digital Pakistan a reality.

This technology will help to make Pakistan digitalize by connecting more and more people with strong purpose-built technology which will also give opportunities for industries as well as individuals.

In August 2019, for the first time in Pakistan, the test of 5g technology was successfully completed, the mobile company Zong successfully completed the speed test of 5g technology.


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