Cabinet gives PTA green light to establish 5G testing framework

27 Sep 2017

Pakistan is making its first steps towards 5G, with the Federal Cabinet approving plans for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to enable testing of the nascent technology. ProPakistani writes that the PTA will now establish a regulatory framework for the trials to be carried out before the allocation of full licences; the regulator is expecting to auction additional spectrum for 5G in 2021.



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