Ministry of IT constitutes committee to auction 5G licenses

Ministry of IT constitutes committee to auction 5G licenses

Islamabad: As the competition between Jazz and Zong is growing on the Fifth Generation (5G) mobile technology test trial, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formed a committee to auction 5G spectrum in the country.

The committee, which is expected to announce in the coming days, will be headed by a member of the IT department, as well as representatives of the four telecom companies operating in the country and officers of the Frequency Allocation Board.

The aforementioned committee will fix its fees and other matters, including the auction policy for 5G licenses.

The committee has been constituted under the guidance of Minister of Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

It is clear that the 5G test from Jazz and Zong has led to a war between the supporters of the two companies on social media.

Although Zong tested 5G in August 2019, Zong double-checked its 5G performance Sunday after Jazz tested its 'Fifth Generation' (5G) mobile technology on Saturday.

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The test was conducted by Jazz at its headquarters in Islamabad.

In this regard, the company said that with successful HD voice and video calls an average of 1,452 Mbps downloads and upload speeds of 68 Mbps were achieved.

It should be noted that the technical term 'MBPS' means the second in megabytes used for download and upload speed.

In a statement, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim had said that the launch of 5G will meet the needs of future consumers.

"We are happy with the initial 5G trials and whenever the government initiates this process, we are ready to keep the technology on track fast across Pakistan," he said.

"These trials demonstrate our commitment to digital Pakistan and this is why we are moving forward in the development of modern mobile technology," said Aamir Ibrahim.

The statement also said that the government is ready to provide Jazz5G's game-changing facility whenever it allows commercial launch.

It should be noted that with the approval of the Telecom Regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Jazz, F8, G7, E7 in Islamabad and its 5G service in the Blue Area will be available for general customers for 20 days. , Where citizens can take advantage of the next generation of fastest Internet speeds through their 5G devices.

In addition, Zong successfully completed its first 5G video call and reached speeds of over 1.5 GB per second during this test.

In this regard, Zong Chairman and CEO Wang Hua said, "We will use more technology and advanced facilities to make Pakistan one of the most digitally connected countries in the world."

It should be clear here that Telenor is also going to announce its 5G test in the near future and a company official said that a petition has been submitted to PTA for the test time.

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