Zong, is a Pakistani mobile data network operator owned by China Mobile. It conducted 5G tests within the presence of senior governance and telecom executives in Islamabad on Thursday. Making Pakistan one among the only a few countries in the world where 5G is out there to the consumers.
Zong, is additionally provider 4G-service in Pakistan, is among top three telecom service providers with 34.71 million mobile subscribers by the end of June. it has established Pakistan’s largest network with over 13 million 4G customers and Twelve thousand 4G sites.
It must be mentioned here that the availability of the 5G network from Jazz is on trial basis and for limited areas only, because the operator is allowed to test its 5G readiness and user-experience for a period of six months, which is extendable.
According to industry sources, 5G service in Pakistan are going to be 100 times faster than the present levels while network are going to be 10 times faster than existing broadband connections available within the country. 5G home routers speed has been recorded at 4 gigabytes per second, which implies that it can download a 50gb file in just two minutes.
Areas Where Jazz 5G is offered
Jazz is permitted to conduct public trials of its 5G network at five locations in Islamabad, with the subsequent details:
Blue Area (Around Redco building)
5G networks are going to be actively involved in such areas because the Internet of things, smart city, smart manufacturing, smart home and transport. the utilization of technology will help to extend the extent of service and the development of latest services, including within the field of commercial automation, unmanned transport, distance medicine, virtual and augmented reality.
Khalid Shahzad emphasized that Jazz’s 5G trials are conducted only after mandatory approvals from the regulator.
We at Jazz wanted to conduct proper 5G trials with necessary PTA approvals and legally allotted spectrum, and here today successfully integrated 5G operational site to our network”, said the CTO.
Industry experts say that commercial launch of 5G in Pakistan depends of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority as there are some regulatory and policy frameworks yet to be finalized by the authority.