Telenor Pakistan, the country’s leading telecom and digital services provider, marked 15 years of its operations in Pakistan through the successful trial of 5G.
During a ceremony at the company’s 345 campus, Telenor Pakistan CEO Irfan Wahab Khan and Deputy CEO Khurrum Ashfaque briefed the media on Telenor Pakistan’s successful operations as the leader in innovation and digital transformation, shared its future plans and showcased the 5G use-cases.
In a ground-breaking development, Telenor Pakistan executed the most comprehensive 5G trial setup in Pakistan. It involves multiple suppliers and is established as the fastest cellular 5G test data connection in the country, achieving connectivity speeds greater than 1.5 Gbps. In addition to the speed demonstration, Telenor Pakistan showcased relevant 5G use-cases including a virtual reality-based classroom for remote education enablement and ultra-HD, 4K live video coverage using a drone-cam.
Addressing the media, Irfan Wahab Khan said, “First and foremost I want to thank millions of Pakistanis for choosing us as their preferred service provider in the last 15 years. It is a proud day for us, as we not only renew our commitment for the years to come; but have also raised the bar once again through our innovative capabilities to venture out on a journey that will benefit the people of Pakistan. The market is ripe with possibilities and we are excited to continue our journey of leveraging technology to achieve the Digital Pakistan vision. Staying true to our purpose, we will sustain and expand our efforts towards empowering societies and reducing inequalities.”
Speaking on the occasion, Telenor Pakistan Deputy CEO Khurrum Ashfaque said, “We started the journey towards 5G readiness last year by beginning the evolution of our network core from legacy architecture to state-of-the-art virtualised Telenor Hybrid Cloud and rapid fiberisation to the tower. Today, we have further ventured into the next era by establishing the fastest cellular 5G test data connection in Pakistan and showcasing relevant, impactful use cases in our trial. We will continue to take strides towards enhancing the ecosystem that we set out to build years ago through network transformation and expansion.”