Pakistan’s IT Ministry intends to provide 5G by 2023

Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom plans to install 5G by 2023. The ministry’s 5G strategy is based on the fact that the telecom sector has expanded to $16.9 billion in the previous three years, thanks to $1.2 billion in overseas investments.

While discussing the telecom sector’s performance in depth, the ministry presented this proposal with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Universal Service Fund has already begun initiatives for “deep fiberization” across the country, according to the report (USF). This should aid in the expansion of telecom services and internet access in rural and underserved parts of the country.

In the end, this will help Pakistan satisfy the requirements for installing next-generation technology and communication technologies like 5G.

Over 10,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables will be installed across the nation between 2018 and 2022, according to the minister, to bring high-speed internet to more than 1,175 towns and union councils. Furthermore, the USF projects have covered approximately 1,800 kilometres of Balochistan’s undeveloped road network, including roads and motorways.

Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin ul Haq commented on the developments, saying that the government is working hard to expand IT service exports by up to $5 billion by the end of 2022-23.

We will provide low-cost, high-speed internet to people in tiny villages, and I am confident that even girls from the KP and GB regions will succeed as freelancers while working from home.

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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