Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA test zong’s 5G network

Islamabad, August 22, 2019: Zong, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network, today successfully conducted 5G trials. The event was attended by Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication division on behalf of Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and Wang Zhihua, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy, along with dignitaries from various government entities, telecom industry, and the corporate sector.

Pakistan is a growing digital economy which has massively adopted the digital lifestyle over the last decade. Zong has always been at the vanguard of introducing advanced technology to the nation. It is a proud moment for Pakistanis as Zong has become the first and only operator to officially test 5G services in the country.

With a commitment to developing the digital ecosystem in Pakistan, Zong has always been at the forefront to offer innovative, state-of-the-art and most advanced services and solutions to its valued customers. As the pioneer of 4G services in Pakistan, Zong has already established itself as Pakistan’s largest network with more than 13 million 4G customers and 12,000 4G sites. During the event, the Secretary IT, PTA chairman, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy along with the dignitaries tested Zong’s 5G network.

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication division, said, “Zong has been at the forefront of pushing the digital agenda forward in the country. Pioneering 4G in Pakistan, the company has continued to uplift the telecommunication infrastructure across the country. I would like to take this moment in congratulating Zong for becoming the first Pakistani telecommunications operator to have successfully conducted the 5G trial and putting Pakistan on a short-list of countries which are 5G ready.”

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Wang Hua, Chairman and CEO of Zong, said, “CMPak has been committed to serving livelihood of Pakistanis, boosting Pakistan's economy, and continuously improving its network capabilities and service level by relying on China Mobile Group's strong support. Zong has become the first operator in Pakistan to successfully conduct 5G trial and this is yet another milestone for us.”

Zong believes that 5G will bring more profound and long-term changes to Pakistan’s economic transformation, social progress, and people’s livelihood improvement in future. It is expected that 5G will have an impact on health care, agriculture and education.

Since inception, Zong has proved its commitment in providing its customers with the best-in-class services and solutions. Zong has always strived to provide the most innovative mobile connectivity solutions to its customers. Now, with the

advent of 5G close at hand, Zong has once again, proven its readiness to open infinite possibilities for the nation.

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