5G technology to be launched next year

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The Ministry of Information Technology and telecommunication is likely to launch 5G technology next year in the country to cope with the challenges of the digital world.

The official of Ministry of IT and telecommunication said that the provision of broadband services across the country was the topmost priority of the Ministry of IT.

He said that the ministry of IT through the Universal Service Fund (USF) had launched some 70 projects of optical fiber cable (OFC) and broadband infrastructure development in four provinces at a cost of Rs 65 billion. “All projects are underway in far-flung areas would be completed by June next year” he added.

“In the province of Sindh alone, 20 projects of NGBSD and OFC worth Rs 16.3 billion have been started so far in 20 districts, including Tharparkar, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Larkana, Badin, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Mirpurkhas, and Dadu,” the official said.—APP