IT minister gives new date for 5G launch

The government is expected to launch 5G technology in July next year, which was earlier announced to be done by December

IT and Telecommunications Minister Syed Amin ul Haq announced the new date and said it will be fruitful for IT exports and caused to boost. While adressing a ceremony at the UBIT Career Fest 2022, organised by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Karachi, the minister was confident the fresh date for the launch of the 5G technology that wouldn’t be delayed further.

“IT industry has already witnessed steep growth,” he said. “As compared to the other 43 ministries of Pakistan, the highest increase in exports has been registered by the IT and telecommunication sector. The exports of other ministries increased by 2 to 3pc only over the last couple of years while the exports of IT and telecom jumped by 47.44pc during the same period. “It reflects the potential which we need to capitalise on,” the minister said.

He said further that future job needs can be met with the cooperation of industry and universities as the young IT graduates can grab the growing opportunities being offered by the IT companies amid huge funding of $373 million from the government for the startups

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