After months of speculations and feeling envious of the rest of the world, Ufone becomes the first telecommunication company in Pakistan that is testing 5G services before they make it available across Pakistan.
The good news came at the heels of the announcement made by the Federal Minister for Information Technology that 5G services will be widely available in Pakistan by December 2022. The agreemen was signed between Telenor and Universal Service Fund in which they promised to high-speed internet services to places such as Upper and Lower Dir as well as Chitral.
Ufone 5G Trials in Pakistan
Just a few hours ago, Ufone teased its consumers with the promise of something big coming their way. They shared a countdown to number 5 and asked their consumers to stay tuned. No was expecting Ufone to announce this major surprise.
— ufone (@Ufone) February 11, 2021
Ufone is shaking hands with PTCL Group in which they are “redefining reality” for their consumer. They are beginning their 5G trial in a limited environment before they will fully launch the 5G services to their consumers.
They have yet to announce what the “limited environment” would be, but it is expected that it will bring some good news. The excited consumers are now trending the hashtag #PTCLUfone5GTrial on twitter. If they succeed at this trial, Ufone will become the first telecommunication company to offer 5G internet services in Pakistan.
PTCL Group is #RedefiningReality with the successful 5G trial in a limited environment, aimed towards transforming the way we live, work and play. #PTCLUfone5GTrial #5G #PTCL #Ufone #Pakistan #NationKaConnection #TumHiTouHo pic.twitter.com/PPqrE9FbbO
— PTCL (@PTCLOfficial) February 11, 2021
This is a great new initiative that will definitely help Pakistani consumers get better services and high-speed internet at the same time. With the success of this trial, Pakistan will become the first South Asian country to offer 5G services.
Why 5G Internet Is the Way to the Future?
The 5G internet technology is said to have the capability to increase your download speed by multiple times. With 5G, you can download 1 gigabit per second and open bigger and better avenues for the country. It is said that the home router’s speed for the 5G internet will be around 4 gigabytes per second. With these statistics, a consumer can easily download 50GB in about 2 minutes.
Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque and SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari witnessing contract signing between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Telenor for high-speed mobile #broadband projects in Upper Dir, Chitral and Lower Dir districts on February 10, 2021. pic.twitter.com/paoL2kVg8y
— Ministry of IT & Telecom (@MoitOfficial) February 10, 2021
While the road ahead is a little tough, it is expected that 5G will soon become integrated into our lives. We can only hope that the future comes soon. A lot of it will rely on the success of the 5G trials by Ufone and PTCL. Let’s wait and see what the results are.