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Pakistan Will Become The First Country To Test 5G Technology, Says Anusha Rehman

The Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Anusha Rehman, has stated and anticipated that Pakistan will become the first country in the world to test 5G technology.

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While speaking to APP on Monday, she affirmed that the government is keen to kick off the preparations for the launch of 5G technology by 2021. Moreover, she also predicted that Pakistani users would become the first among all the Asian countries to adopt the new 5G technology.

4G spectrum license was sold for $295 million

A ministry’s spokesman said that the 4G spectrum license was sold for mammoth $295 million. In addition, the bidder also paid 10% advance tax so the total amount rose to colossal $330 million. This very sum has been deposited in the national kitty as per the spokesman of the ministry.

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It is noteworthy to mention that the number of broadband users have augmented to whopping 44 million from 3.7 million over the past 4 years. The spokesman said that with the leap to 5G technology, “we can start to comple­t­ely reshape entire industries, and rethink how we run our cities and manage critical national infrastructures”.

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  1. NoFrills

    05/07/2017 at 2:00 am

    Well, if it is coming from very competent IT Minister Anusha Rehman, we take it as a grain of salt. No wonder Pakistan IT is lagging behind even Sri Lank and Nepal. 5G has been tested and on trial for last 2.5 yrs in over dozen countries. South Korea may be the first country to deploy.

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