The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has prepared a policy framework aimed at rolling out 5G and advanced technology for it will be available by April 2023, said PTA Chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa.

“PTA has developed a framework and it will be made available after successful trials of the next-generation wireless network by telecom operators,” he said while talking to APP on Thursday.

Bajwa highlighted that PTA always supported and encouraged the introduction of new technologies and improvements in services.

Answering a question, he said that open bidding would be conducted for 5G technology.

The PTA chairman said that opportunities would be provided to the existing companies as well as new operators. “The launch of 5G technology will boost digital economic activities.”

Responding to another question, Bajwa said “at present, the number of female subscribers in Pakistan’s telecom sector is low. We strive to encourage women to use telecom services under their identity”.

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