PTA asks Zong to take down 5G advertisements

'Zong was only allowed to carry out test and trial of 5G technology and not to advertise it'

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has communicated to Zong to withdraw any advertisements that may mislead the public regarding availability of commercial services based on 5G network.

“In line with the government’s policy, cellular service provider Zong was only allowed to carry out test and trial of 5G technology and not advertise it,” a press statement issued by PTA on Tuesday read.

With reference to Zong’s recent 5G advertisements in print and electronic media, it was informed that Zong was not authorised to offer commercial mobile services based on 5G technology in the country.

According to the policy directive issued by the government, PTA has unveiled its roadmap to facilitate public testing of 5G technology and related services in Pakistan this year.

This trial was the first one to be conducted. Other cellular mobile operators would also conduct 5G trials in the future, under policy guidelines.

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