Telenor Pakistan celebrates its 15 years of successful venture in telco industry of Pakistan through booming trials of 5G technology.
During a ceremony at the company’s 345 campus, Irfan Wahab Khan CEO Telenor Pakistan & Head of Telenor’s Emerging Asia Cluster along with Khurrum Ashfaque, Deputy CEO & Chief Technology Officer, briefed the media on Telenor Pakistan’s successful operations.
In a ground-breaking development, Telenor Pakistan executed the most comprehensive 5G trial setup in Pakistan. It involved multiple suppliers, and established 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.
This highlights the ability to enable potent opportunities for society, extend network capacities to support future technologies, allow substantial increase in the number of connected devices and ensure new business models.
The latest development showcasing cutting edge technology is reminiscent of the company’s 15-year journey of innovation, empowerment, reducing inequalities, maximising the impact of connectivity, creating shared value for the society and helping shape a sustainable future for all.
Telenor Pakistan has disrupted the landscape in multiple sectors of the economy by reducing inclusion gaps and providing best-in-class and award-winning products, services and solution services including Easypaisa, Khushaal Zamindar, Digital Birth Registration, content and streaming platforms, IoT, analytics, personalisation, gaming and governance solutions.
Addressing the media at the 345 campus, Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO of Telenor Pakistan & Head of Emerging Asia Cluster said, “First and foremost I want to thank millions of Pakistanis for choosing us as their preferred service provider in the last 15 years”.
He further added, “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 telco industry 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.”
Khurrum Ashfaque, Deputy CEO & Chief Technology Officer of Telenor Pakistan said, “Today, we have 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 taking strides towards enhancing the ecosystem that we set out to build years ago through network transformation and expansion.”
Telenor has been operating in Pakistan since 2005 and has made a significant impact on the socioeconomic uplift of the country. Since inception, Telenor Pakistan has made an investment of over USD 4.5 billion, making it one of the largest foreign direct investors in the country and has paid over USD 2.5 billion in direct and indirect taxes.
Telenor Pakistan is serving Pakistan by supporting the Digital Pakistan Vision, being a gateway to the latest technological innovations and creating solutions to close the digital, financial and social inclusion gaps in the country.