Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication (MoITT) Syed Amin Ul Haque vowed to launch 5G technology in the country next year. He was talking to Mr Wang Hua, the CEO of Zong — China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) Limited, who called on him in his office.

Matters related to spectrum, 5G technology, connectivity and the provision of quality telecom services were discussed during the meeting. Additional Secretary (InCharge) Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Mohsin Mushtaq was also present in the meeting.

The Federal Minister for Information and Technology said that the provision of broadband services across the country was the topmost priority of the Ministry of IT. He urged the telecom sector to upgrade their infrastructure to provide quality services to the masses, saying that all possible steps are being taken to resolve issues of cellular mobile operators. He expressed his resolve to launch 5G technology next year to cope with the challenges of the digital world.

CEO Zong Mr Wang Hua said Zong was ready to fully cooperate with Ministry of IT and Telecommunication for the launch of 5G technology in the country. He apprised that Zong was soon going to introduce microfinance type application for e-commerce.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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