ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque announced on Wednesday that Pakistan will get 5G services by December 2022.
He made the announcement while addressing a contract signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Telenor for high-speed mobile broadband projects in Upper Dir, Chitral and Lower Dir districts.
Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque and SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari witnessing contract signing between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Telenor for high-speed mobile #broadband projects in Upper Dir, Chitral and Lower Dir districts on February 10, 2021. pic.twitter.com/paoL2kVg8y— Ministry of IT & Telecom (@MoitOfficial) February 10, 2021
The IT minister said that the broadband project in Upper Dir, Chitral and Lower Dir districts will be completed at a cost of Rs. 1.3 billion. “IT ministry taking necessary measures to ensure availability of broadband services at all tourist spots across the country,” he added.
He added that it was the IT ministry’s vision that every Pakistani should have a smartphone and local production of mobile phones has already started in the country with many brands having set up assembly plants, including Infinix and Vivo.
Furthermore, Syed Aminul Haque said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the groundbreaking of the special technology zone in Islamabad next week.