The Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication has started preparations for the launch of 5G.
Sources say that caretaker IT minister Dr. Umar Saif has issued instructions to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and related officers regarding the issuance of 5G.
According to sources in the IT Ministry, the 5G auction could fetch crores of dollars to the government, while the spectrum auction is likely to take place after 10 months.
According to the sources, Pakistan’s mobile companies are currently using around 367 megaherds of spectrum, while the spectrum available through reforming will be auctioned to more than 600 megaherds.
Sources say that the spectrum auction will also provide prompt redressal of network-related complaints of users.