PTA asks Zong to pull back 5G advertisement

It is misleading the public, claims PTA

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) asked the Cellular Mobile Operator (CMO), Zong to take down all the advertisements of 5G technology circulated in electronic and print media.

The advertisement misguided the public as if only Zong was allowed to take test and trial of 5G technology as it is still not allowed to offer any kind of commercial mobile services yet on 5G technology.

Earlier on Monday, the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology was briefed about the framework and planning of testing 5G technology. Furthermore, the senate body was informed that the 5G technology will be made available by 2021.

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PTA requested two months to establish a complete map for the launch of the technology. Informing the committee, Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar, a member of PTA reported that the framework for trials of 5G technology was issued. Furthermore, all the network operators tried to conduct 5G technology tests in 2017 and later.

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