Pakistan enters the list of 4G Smartphone exporting countries

Pakistan has become a part of 4G enabled smartphone manufacturing and exporting countries of the world as the first shipment of 4G smartphones destined for United Arab Emirates (UAE) gets dispatched. The 4G smartphones were manufactured by Airlink Communications.

Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood announced this from his official twitter account and congratulated the company for this achievement by saying “It is heartening to see that within a short period of time, Pakistan has become a 4G Smartphone exporter. I would like to congratulate Airlink Communications in playing an integral role in this process & exporting their first batch of 1500 locally manufactured smartphones to UAE. It is a small beginning for the company but a significant milestone for Pakistan’s mobile phone industry.”

As part of ease of doing business in Pakistan and to attract investments from foreign players Pakistan has introduced the Smart phone manufacturing policy in the country. The policy along with the strict deployment of Device Identification and Registration System (DIRBS) has encouraged companies to set up manufacturing plants in Pakistan.

The local production of mobile phones has surpassed the number of mobile phones imports in the country. During January-July 2021, the production of mobile phones by the local manufacturing plants was 12.27 million and number imported mobile phones were recorded at 8.29 million.

To-date, 26 companies have been issued Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) authorisation to manufacture phones in Pakistan. The companies include renowned brands such as Samsung, Nokia, Oppo, Tecno, Infinix, Vgotel, Q-mobile, etc.