PTA Allowed to Offer Pakistani Telcos to Conduct 5G Trials

Federal Cabinet today approved the issuance of Policy Directive to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) under Section 8 of the PTA (Re-Organization) Act, 1996 to enable testing of 5G technology in Pakistan while remaining within the regulatory environment.

Decision was taken in a meeting that held today under the headship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.

After this approval, PTA is going to make a framework and allow Pakistani operators to test 5G in Pakistan before its commercially auctioned in the country.

It must be noted that operators must not commercially charge for 5G services during the tests. It is yet to be ascertained that how and when PTA will allocate the spectrum to various operators for the testing purposes.

Anusha Rehman, Minister for IT and Telecom, has already indicated that Pakistan will be auctioning 5G spectrum in 2021.

Zong has said in the past that it will test 5G technology in Pakistan, if it is allowed to do so.

It must be noted that 5G as a network technology is still evolving and internationally recognized standards are yet to be determined. Meanwhile, various lab and field tests are being conducted by network and cellular companies to prepare themselves for the the launch of 5G technology when its ready.


  • Zong Will Launch Soon First 5G In Pakistan

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      5G test can not be launched before 2019

    • Asim Zahoor

      The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.”

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Good Jawab :)

    • faithful

      Where is your interview?

  • Zaeem

    Can’t wait to try Ufone 5G :p

    • Mian Zahid

      ha ha ha ha, can’t stop laughing.

      • Zaeem

        Thanks a lot @mian_zahid:disqus :D

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    Irony is Ufone will also test 5G ?

    • Zelda


  • Joke Of The Day !

    Ufone Announced Pakistan First 5G Network ???

  • Askari

    We have to wait for 5G phones first than Samsung & Apple will launch their phones Rs: 2lac

  • Adeel

    Great ?

  • I think its upgraded version of 4G Network, and works also on 4G phones maybe

    • Saqi

      Lol. No

    • Umer Aftab

      Why are you even guessing if u dnt hv any clue. Lolz

  • Majid Ali

    Why can’t PTA force these telcos to sustain their 2G and 3G standards beside running after 5G,
    They just make us fool

  • AJK main 3G he de do Pakistanio. Khyun Ghulam bna k rakha hua ha humein

    • Nn Rr

      Meri jaan ke takree,

      AJK (pmln , Raja Farooq)
      govt. is there and they already started 3g/4g Mirpur Mazafarabad etc
      These 3g or 4g under provincial govt.
      I.e pmln in Punjab or ppp in Sindh etc

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        You know nothing jon snow

    • Saqi

      Bhai ye sara chakkar sco walon ka tha. On ka ready nae tha aur onhon ne sab ko latka k rakh dia tha. Hope govt will soon conduct the auction

    • Azi

      because hum ghulam hain…

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Bhai Ghulam Q aap hamary Dill mein hain

        Never Say again Ghulam

        3G ko Dill py na lain aa jai gi Jaldi ee

    • Adnan

      Array yar rulaye ga kia pagle… i think SCO k equipments ready nahi thy isliye

    • Adeel Tariq

      Merey pyare bhai, ye AJK government ka mamla hei, AJK government ko Faisal karna hei, Pakistani government madakhlat nahi kar sakti.

  • SA

    mobilink agr 5g ki service de ga to hme ho skta hei 1 mb downloading speed mil jaye 3g pr to 100 kb ki bhi speed nahi aati rat ko to zero 0 ho jata hei

    • Saqi

      Ao bacho tmhain sunayen zong ki 4g ki

  • Azi

    5G k lia phaly koi mobile tu aany do.. test kis per karo gay?

    • Adeel

      Tests k liye telecom sector k pas apne equipments hote hain brother aur wo kisi company k sath agreement karen ge testing k liye, like Ericsson, Nokia etc

  • QMobile or VGO tell walay hazraaat 5G use karne k khawab kese dekh skty hain Judge Saab??

  • Adnan

    5G k aane se 3G pe Truly Unlimited Bundle to mile ga na???? ya 5G pe bhi weekly 100mb jesa bundle mile ga

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      Never expect something unlimited on mobile.

      • Adnan

        to zafar bhai phir 5G ka kia fayda itni high speed ka kaam to 3G pe bhi ho hi jata hai

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          I am talking about Pakistan.

  • Kashif Muhammad Qasim

    I am sorry, I know this is off topic guys but koi bata sakta hai “MUJHE KYUN NIKALA?”

    • Adnan

      Bhai aap baatein bohat ziada karte thy aur famous hona shuru hogaye thy isliye aap ko nikaala

      • Kashif Muhammad Qasim

        Famous aur main dost, nahi aisi tu koi baat nahi. Aur batain karna tu ab chor di theen ProPK par. Ek waqt tha jab kia karte they batain.

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          Your comments were making some logics. Make some illogical comments and propakistani will interview you like Abdul WAHAB

          • Kashif Muhammad Qasim

            Thats the last thing I could have expected from ProPK. I am sure its not Aamir but someone from the team, woh kehte hain na “Shah se ziyada shah ki wafadar”…

    • ZAB

      Kis nay KMQ ko ban kiya hai? KMQ kisi k ghar main ghusa hai kia? Foori unban kiya jaye KMQ ko. Bohat se logon nay KMQ ko dekh k propak join kiya tha jin main se aik main bhi hun. Unban KMQ henceforth.

  • Gulfam Mustafa

    Mobilink and Zong are already using 5G within their office-premises in Blue Area. Yesterday, I visited their customer support centres and found 5G signals on my mobile. I can also share screenshot.

    • Nafees

      OK, share the screenshot.

  • Naru-hudo

    PTCL in 2021 will be like “4mb unlimited for rs/-299”