None of the Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) have achieved the 90 percent confidence level in Lahore with respect to 4G signal strength as per the license conditions, says Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
In order to measure the performance and service quality of 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS/HSPA+ etc), and 4G (LTE), of Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs), PTA carried out an independent Quality of Service (QoS) survey of Lahore through a 3rd Party Service Provider from 15th -28th February 2021 and 3rd – 8th March 2021.
In the QoS survey at Lahore, different markets and hotspot areas during the 20 days of tests from 0800 to 2100 hours on daily basis by deploying urban mobility riders.
The markets covered included Azam Cloth Market, Chuna Mandi, Mochi Gate, Landa Bazar, Badami Bagh, Rang Mahal, Shah Alam Market, Electronics Market, Shah Alam, Bilal Ganj Baghban Pura, Sarafa Bazaar, Abid Market, Akbari Mandi, Brandreth Road, Hall Road and Kashmiri Road and Hotspots Areas included Brandreth Road, High Court and Surroundings, Johar Town, Shah Alam Market, Bahria Town, Bedian Road, Paragon City and DHA.
During the survey period, the mobile handsets were kept in auto-detect mode i.e. preferably on 4G and fallback to 3G or 2G depending upon the availability of the network in a particular area, therefore, the majority of the time the handsets remained on the 4G network.