Islamabad: Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Tuesday hinted at introducing 5G (5th Generation) service next year saying it would attract huge foreign investment.
The country has already been successfully experiencing 3G and 4G mobile broadband technology and the number of users are increasing with each passing day.
“We need to introduce more innovative services in the mobile broadband arena not only to facilitate consumers but also to attract precious foreign investment and meet modern requirements,” he said in an exclusive talk with media after planting a sapling here at National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Headquarters.
Dr Khalid Maqbool kicked off Plant for Pakistan campaign at NTC under which 5,000 plants will be planted at its different sites throughout the country. Expressed the hope of keeping in view the importance of IT sector in Pakistan, he said foreign companies would approach themselves to launch the modern 5G service.
Foreign companies are also interested to invest in Pakistan which is a huge market for foreign investors and the 5th largest free-lancing country in the globe. Managing Director NTC Brig (r) Viqar Rashid Khan and other senior officers of NTC were also present on the occasion. 02