KP hosts 5G trial in limited environment

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa successfully tested 5G technology in collaboration with PTCL Group and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB), under the umbrella of Department of Science and Information Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The 5G trial conducted in a limited environment on a non-commercial basis was organized at Durshal Incubation Center, Peshawar, where Atif Khan, Senior Minister IT, Science & Technology, Food, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

The demonstrations included successful remote surgery concept, Cloud Gaming and an overview of anticipated 5G technology applications in Pakistan.

Once the infrastructure and systems are operational, surgeons will be able to perform surgeries remotely in the far-flung areas.

On the occasion, Atif Khan, Senior Minister IT, Science and Technology, Food, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said, “We have successfully conducted trials for 5G technology, in collaboration with PTCL Group that will pave the way for supporting the Prime Minister’s vision of a Digital Pakistan.”

This technology, once deployed, he said, will enable provision of best medical and healthcare facilities to remote areas, provide international level education opportunities to the underserved areas, and have a significant overall impact on the socioeconomic landscape of the country.

e also congratulated all stakeholders to make significant contribution in arranging this latest technology demonstration.”

On the occasion, Chief Business Services Officer, PTCL Zarrar Hasham Khan, , said, “PTCL, being the national carrier, is committed in fulfilling aspirations for digital transformation in the provinces and is proud to partner with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to conduct successful 5G trials in a limited environment.

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