The country took one step further towards expanding its internet horizon on Thursday with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) conducting the successful test of 5G technology for consumers at the Durshal Incubation Center in Peshawar.
The PTCL Group and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB), under the umbrella of the Department of Science and Information Technology, conducted the 5G trial in a limited environment on a non-commercial basis.
The demonstration included a successful remote surgery concept, cloud gaming, and an overview of anticipated 5G technology applications in Pakistan. Once the infrastructure and systems are operational, surgeons will be able to perform surgeries remotely in far-flung areas.
Once operational, Pakistan would join a select group of nations benefiting from the latest internet tech. The first country to adopt 5G was South Korea way back in 2019. Other leading nations like Switzerland, Kuwait, Finland, Qatar, US, UK, China, Italy, Spain, Australia, etc followed later.