CEO of Jazz says, Pakistan is not ready for 5G Internet yet

October 30, 2021 0

Details: “I believe Pakistan should not jump on the 5G bandwagon immediately, because the infrastructure needs work and the enterprise/business use cases are premature to act upon,” said Aamir Ibrahim, the CEO of Jazz company during a panel discussion of ‘Expectations, Experiences & Reality of 5G Journey,’ moderated by Accenture’s Managing Director, Ritesh Chandra.

What happened: The Jazz CEO was sure about the fact that the ecosystem needs to be nurtured and policy areas developed to entice operators. When asked about the ways through which a developing country can adopt 5G, Aaamir said, ““There is a lot of hype about 5G amongst business leaders, policymakers, and the media, but this is not the same revolution of two decades ago when 3G was the big deal and countries jumped on the bandwagon without a clear roadmap.”

How can we adopt 5G: According to Ibrahim, adopting and implementing a 5G network will require a concerted effort from all stakeholders to update outdated policies, ensure the availability of affordable smart devices, form partnerships, raise funds, release spectrum, develop digital skills, generate demand, and foster innovation.

More: Ibrahim also shared that the country has tested 5G services back in January, but it’s not feasible. He also went on to say that those who are already connected to cellular networks but do not utilize mobile internet should be given the highest priority.

Mahnoor Tariq
Mahnoor Tariq
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