Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said the government was planning to launch 5th generation (5G) cellular services soon to ensure the fastest connectivity.
But according to industry experts, it is very tough job to launch 5G services before 2020, a proposed timeline given by The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance for the commercial launch of 5G globally.
Another hurdle is that 5G isn’t even approved as of yet and hasn’t been launched anywhere in the world.
The Minister was further quoted as saying, “The people who already have access to 3G and 4G technology, would be able to benefit from the next advanced mobile network technology after the launch of 5G in near future”.
He was addressing ‘Pakistan StartUp Cup’ competition for youngo entrepreneurs jointly organized by the United States Embassy and the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad.
Let’s see if govt can succeed to introduce 5G in Pakistan before next elections — due in 2018 or even before 2023 elections — at least.