Pakistan Attains Fastest Internet Data Rate In First 5G Trial
Pakistan has accomplished the fastest internet data rate with download speeds reaching 1.685 gigabits per second during a 5G trial, which was narrated by the IT minister on Thursday.
Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Amin Ul Haque stated that 5G technology will surely empower an emerging technological environment, an ecosystem favorable for economic prosperity in Pakistan.
While addressing during a ceremony he added that he believes that communication plays a significant role in the social-economic development and improvement of the financial inclusion of the country.
The 5G technology was tested by PTCL Group, one of the country’s largest telecom groups, at a ceremony held at the PTCL Headquarters, Islamabad. The 5G trial was performed in a limited environment and, on a non-commercial basis.
The participants were given an outline of the live 5G usage scenarios. Those scenarios included remote surgery and cloud gaming. An overview of the anticipated 5G technology applications was also presented to them.
It was also informed that after the ecosystem is established, doctors will be able to perform surgeries remotely in distant areas. Hence, it will generate new social and economic development opportunities that will make the vision of Digital Pakistan a reality.
PTCL Group’s successful 5G trial today is a key step that will lay the foundation towards the digitalization of Pakistan. This technology will open a new way in many areas like education, health, security, and communication. So, it will have a positive social and economic effect on our country, IT and Telecommunication Secretary Shoaib Siddiqui elaborated.