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Ministry of Information Technology initiates committee for 5G technology


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

09th Jan, 2020. 08:40 pm
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Islamabad: The Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has initiated a committee on Wednesday (January 19) to provide a road-map for 5G technology in Pakistan.

According to the details, The committee will develop a strategic plan and roadmap for 5G technology in Pakistan with the formulation of working groups for 5G spectrum management, telecom infrastructure development, telecom regulations review including health and safety and 5G applications and use cases.

The committee comprises of members from the IT ministry, PTA, frequency allocation board (FAB), PM Office SRIU (Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit), PM Task force on IT & Telecom, academia, Cellular Mobile Operators and Telecom vendors.

PTA green-lighted non-commercial 5G tests in Pakistan

Earlier, The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has allowed non-commercial trials for the latest 5G wireless technology for digital cellular networks in Pakistan.

According to details, PTA has allowed two private mobile operators to conduct needful tests to check the usability and delivery of the technology.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has also formed a committee for the auction of 5G spectrum in the country.

The committee headed by the member IT of the ministry and comprise representatives of the four telcos operating in the country and an officer of the Frequency Allocation Board, will formulate policy regarding the auction of 5G licenses, including its fee and other issues.

On the other hand, An article published in nature.com stated the international agency that regulates global telecommunications agreed to new radio-frequency standards on 21 November.

Meteorologists say the long-awaited decision threatens the future of weather forecasting worldwide by allowing transmissions from mobile-phone networks to degrade the quality of Earth observations from space.

According to the telecom companies, the 5G transmissions will involve many frequencies, but the key one under discussion is 23.8 gigahertz.

Meanwhile, Meteorologists ruled out that Water vapour in the atmosphere naturally produces a weak signal at this frequency, which satellites use to measure humidity.

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