Monday, April 15, 2024

The 5G rollout depends on political stability

After the Policy Directive does release, it will take the government about 8 to 10 months to finish all the steps needed for 5G for users everywhere that’s why the 5G rollout depends on political stability.

But getting 5G mobile phone access on time will depend on how stable the country’s government (Political stability) is. Which is still not for a few months and could delay the start of services.

According to documents released by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoITT). It posted draught policy guidelines for 5G on its website on December 15, 2021.

This information does use by the Ministry of IT and Telecommunications (MoITT) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to figure out if the local market was ready for 5G deployment. Once the Policy Directive does make public, it will take Pakistan between eight and ten months to start using 5G.

The country’s previous government now wished to hold an auction for the 5G spectrum by the end of March 2023. With the service going live in major cities soon after. Sources say that the original plan became did change because the country lost four months due to political unrest.

Senior PTA officials said that the government then did ask about the status of the 5G auction when they are did ask about it. “The Authority can hold the auction before the election if it is a top priority for the government and the telecom industry,” the insider said.

Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim has said publicly that less than 1% of users in the country can buy these phones. This makes it hard for 5G to make a business case in the next two years. He went on to say that even though many people think 5G will make service better. With help from the government to boost signal strength, 4G can already reach the same level of quality.

For 5G services to start getting did turn out, the government has said that 4G coverage is necessary. Anywhere there are already 4G networks, 5G networks sometimes do establish. 15% of the people without a way to communicate is then prioritized, he said.

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As seen in the materials at hand, the MoITT is currently working with the PTA/Frequency Allocation Board (FAB). Other interested parties to finalize policy guidelines for 5G. So far, though, no consulting services also do hire to reach the goal mentioned above.

The documents also show that the ministry is looking at possible ways to get 5G services up and running quickly in Pakistan.

As a result, the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz, MiIIi8 meter wave, C-Band (3.6–4.2 GHz). Unlicensed backhaul bands are being considered for use with 5G services as low bands, mid bands, and high bands (P2P & P2MP).

Because of this, the Ministry has asked the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) to tell them. If and how all 5G spectrums in the above frequency bands are available.

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