Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications are reportedly not happy with 3G and 4G speeds that cellular operators are offering in the country.
Media reports suggest that lawmakers — in a committee meeting chaired by MNA Captain Safdar — complained about the speeds they get on 3G networks. Members of National Assembly were quoted as saying:
We feel very ‘little difference’ after switching from older data packages to the new 3G and 4G services.
MNAs were particularly concerned about the speeds, however, they were apparently okay with coverage and the roll-out speeds.
Majority of the committee members were of the opinion that telecom companies were cheating consumers by not providing the services that were promised in advertisements and yet charging full price for the service.
Responding to the complaints, PTA officials contented that authority had set a minimum speed of 256Kbps for 3G operators and 2Mbps for 4G operators and that operators are in process of rolling out their networks and they will probably require more time before consumers can enjoy actual high-speed internet on their mobile phones.