Pakistan is planning to roll out the most advanced 5G internet in 2023, announced the country’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom.
The ministry’s 5G strategy is based on the fact that the telecom industry has risen to $16.9 billion in the last three years, thanks to $1.2 billion in foreign direct investments.
While discussing the telecom sector’s performance in details, the ministry discussed this strategy with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Universal Service Fund (USF) has already begun initiatives for “deep fiberization” across the country, according to the report. This should aid in the expansion of telecom services and internet access in rural and underserved sections of the country.
In the end, this will help Pakistan achieve the requirements for adopting next-generation technology and telecom technologies like 5G.
Over 10,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables will be constructed across the country between 2018 and 2022, according to the minister, to deliver high-speed internet to more than 1,175 towns and union councils. Furthermore, the USF projects have covered nearly 1,800 kilometres of Balochistan’s undeveloped road network, including highways and motorways.
Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin ul Haq commented on the developments, saying that the government is working hard to grow IT service exports by up to $5 billion by the end of 2022-23.
We will provide low-cost, high-speed internet to people in isolated villages, and I am confident that even girls from the KP and GB regions will succeed as freelancers while working from home.