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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication tests Pakistan’s first 5G services at Zong HQ

Islamabad :   (Parliament Times)     (PR)    Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information
Technology and Telecommunication visited Zong headquarters (HQ) to officially test Pakistan’s
first-ever 5G services by country’s leading telecommunication company, Zong, China Mobile
Pakistan. Besides conducting the 5G test at Zong HQ, Dr. Khalid Maqbool accompanied by Mr.
Wang Hua, Chairman and CEO Zong also visited the 5G experience center. The facility provided
a 5G experience through various innovative 5G use cases, harbingering the digital future.

The Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication praised Zong for its
resounding success, of its successful 5G trials, which placed Pakistan on the elite list of
countries that are 5G ready.

“This is a proud moment for both Pakistan and Zong. With the launch of 5G trials, we want to
assure you that the advancement of ICT and digital-led development is of utmost importance
for the Government of Pakistan. In pursuance of our mission of a “DIGITAL PAKISTAN”, we will
soon be a country powering the digitalization through 5G.” said Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui,
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication

Being the first to launch 4G services in Pakistan, Zong has been the frontrunner of the digital
innovation in Pakistan. As an established leader of the digital revolution in Pakistan, Zong is the
first to reach a prolific mark of over 13 million 4G customers, first to deploy more than 11000
4G towers and first to successfully test 5G services in Pakistan. The company’s state-of-the-art
solution and services to its valuable customers have uplifted the telecommunication
infrastructure across the country.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Wang Hua Chairman and CEO said, “Zong’s strive to uplift the
technological and digital landscape in Pakistan is aligned with the country’s vision to bring 5G
services home. With the first successful trial of 5G services in Pakistan, Zong has a steadfast
commitment to building ‘DIGITAL PAKISTAN and we are partaking its role in building the digital
future of the country. ”
He further added, “With 5G readiness we have demonstrated that we have a long-term
commitment for developing the digital ecosystem in Pakistan. Our continued investments is a
testament for building the digital infrastructure in the country.”
With the pursuit of delivering best-in-class experience, Zong is abreast with the unfolding
demands of modernized digitalization and will always be a pioneer in the Pakistani
Telecommunication Industry.

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