China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak, popularly known as Zong) on Thursday successfully conducted 5G trials in Pakistan, a press release issued by the company said.
After conducting the trails, Zong has become “the first and only operator to officially test 5G services in the country”, the statement added.
“This success marks an important milestone in Pakistan’s telecom sector,” said Zong CEO Wang Hua at an event in Islamabad held to conduct the test.
“5G will herald a new era in Pakistan’s social and economic sectors,” said Hua.
“Zong believes that 5G will bring more profound and long-term changes to Pakistan’s economic transformation, social progress, and people’s livelihood improvement in future. It is expected that 5G will have an impact on health care, agriculture and education,” said the press release.
At the event, the Zong CEO also announced that the company will establish a 5G research centre in collaboration with the government of Pakistan.
He reiterated that five years ago, it was CMPak that had first brought 4G technology to Pakistan. Hua said that the introduction of 5G services is an important pillar to meet future technological needs.
PTA chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa also spoke on the occasion. “The country will soon be able to enjoy 5G services which will be introduced for commercial purposes,” he said.
The Authority was making efforts in this regard and recognises that the introduction of 5G services would bring in a technological revolution, he added.