Nokia interested in the development of 5G technology in Pakistan

Nokia interested to collaborate with the MoITT in setting base for 5G technology in Pakistan. Seven bands were evaluated by the ministry for this purpose.

The Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) was requested to inform about the availability of 5G spectrum in the evaluated bands. The 5G services are planned to be launched at the end of 2022, opening new investment opportunities and making far greater progress in the achievement of a “Digital Pakistan”.  

The representatives of Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia were a part of the meeting, joining from their regional headquarters.

Sources revealed that, according to Nokia representatives, the company is fully determined to share its worldwide experience and market evolution about the 5G technology setup with the MoITT.

.An advisory committee has been constituded by the ministry for 5G Planning in Pakistan to define a roadmap and finalise recommendations for 5G technology readiness in the country. It will develop a strategy for the initiation of the 5G technology spectrum management, telecom infrastructure development, telecom regulations review including health and safety and 5G applications and use cases.

The committee comprises members from the MoITT, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), FAB, PM Office SRIU (Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit), PM Taskforce on IT and Telecom, academia, cellular mobile operators, and telecom vendors.

“Framework for Test and Development of Future Technologies (Particularly Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Networks in Pakistan)” has been issued by the PTA for facilitating the trials of 5G technology and related services in Pakistan.

 It is projected that the launched technology will operate in a highly heterogeneous environment, providing connectivity for a wide range of devices and new applications. The IMT-2020 will be a cornerstone for all of the activities related to attaining the goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.