Islamabad (July 05, 2019): Two days’ training workshop on 5G networks organized by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with GSM Association (GSMA) concluded in Islamabad. Workshop was arranged under the ‘PTA-GSMA Capacity Building Centre of Excellence Program’. The workshop covered the underlying technology of 5G, its evolution phases and the tests, trials and development in various countries. Around 30 participants including foreigners attended it.
The Workshop was conducted from July 03-04, 2019 having several sessions with national and international speakers. These sessions focused on the opportunities and challenges in deployment of 5G networks. Mr. Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA conducted the training where latest concepts of 5G and its practical implications for the future were presented. During the event Chairman PTA, Maj Gen.(R) Amir Azeem Bajwa emphasized that the PTA as a regulator has always encouraged new ideas and supported initiatives for the use of technology for the betterment of the citizens in line with the government policies. In this regard, PTA is facilitating the licensed operators, academia, R&D organization and all relevant entities for trials of 5G networks in Pakistan. Chairman further added that Pakistan will have 5G services launched in due course of time and consumer will be able to experience faster broadband services. Chairman PTA distributed certificates among the participant at the end of the workshop.
It may be added that the first ever international ‘PTA-GSMA Capacity Building Centre of Excellence’ has been established at PTA for regional regulatory trainings.
Khurram Ali Mehran