Pakistan Telecommunication Authority - Press Release
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Major General (Retd.) Shahzada Alam
Malik has said that PTA would continue to introduce latest telecom technologies
for the benefit of the consumers and shifting of cellular mobile technology from
2nd Generation to 3rd Generation would take place within
due course of time.
stated this while making opening remarks at a presentation titled ?Mobile
Technology Evolution from 2G to 3G? arranged by PTA , here in Islamabad.
Chairman PTA said that the process of deliberations on limited mobility has been
completed with the help of all cellular mobile and WLL operators and a
comprehensive determination would be announced soon in this regard.
explaining the importance of 3G technology, Gen. Shahzada said that PTA was
putting every endeavor to bring home latest cellular mobile technologies
including the 3rd Generation. He said that it has always been
difficult to introduce new telecommunication methods and technologies but like
in the past, PTA would facilitate all operators to switch over to the latest
PTA said shifting from 2G to 3G is a highly technical issue and PTA would make
all necessary arrangements before its introduction and we should educate the
people before the new technologies are launched. The 3G technology has good
prospects of popularity in urban areas, he added.
Abdul Durani a telecom expert of Telefocal Asia, Singapore gave detailed
presentation on the evolution of 3G technology.
to him the 3G (Third Generation) is a category of next generation mobile
networks that operates at a higher frequency bandwidth and a larger channel
bandwidth. Moreover, large bandwidth enables 3G networks to support very high
data rates, up to 2 Mbps.
Durani explained that 3G technology will enhance data speed and all convergence
services while broadcasting facilities would also be available at one platform.
presentation was attended by senior PTA officials, representatives of PTCL,
mobile and fixed line operators, telecom experts and students of different