Keeping in view the significance of 5G, its scope and usage, PTA is going to hold a discussion session with industry on way forward to deploy IoT use cases and conduction trial of IoT in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan (GOP) has issued a policy directive to start 5G trial services in Pakistan and the regulator feels it is high time to discuss with the industry stakeholder implementations challenges and opportunities of IOT specially through upcoming technology 5G .
PTA has called a meeting of all operators, services provider, OEM and other interested parties on Friday 3rd August, at PTA Headquarter Islamabad. All the expertise from the Telecom sector, vendors, Academia, Regulators & GOP have shown interest to attend the session. PTA has indicated in its letter to the industry that they want to discuss case studies of 5G trials and its early launch in Pakistan via which they successfully enable the opportunities by IoTs in different industry i.e. health, education, and agriculture fields.
5G trial services soon in Pakistan
The talks of the 5G are rollout and the policy for its introduction are circulating in the industry, and the the regulator has taken a major initiative of stakeholder consultation by announcing its intention as per policy directives for early introduction of 5G in the country. Pakistan has made major progress in terms of mobile broadband and subscriber uptake and the regulator wants to consult with the industry on what more can be done to harness the phenomenal growth potential that still exists. Although there is no single perfect recipe to maximize the uptake, however, PTA and the industry need to understand what value drivers are needed to be considered in order to increase the uptake in the country and get prepared for the next mobile broadband revolution.