Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA Test Zong’s 5G NetworkMinistry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA Test Zong’s 5G Network

Islamabad- 22 nd August 2019- Zong, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network, today successfully conducted 5G trials. The event was attended by Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication division on behalf of Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and Dr. Wang Zhihua, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy, along with dignitaries from various government entities, the telecom industry and the corporate sector.

Pakistan is a growing digital economy which has massively adopted the digital lifestyle over the last decade. Zong has always been at the vanguard of introducing advanced technology to the nation. It is a
proud moment for Pakistanis as Zong has become the first and only operator to officially test 5G services
in the country.

With a commitment to developing the digital ecosystem in Pakistan, Zong has always been at the forefront
to offer innovative, state-of-the-art and most advanced services and solutions to its valued customers.
As the pioneer of 4G services in Pakistan, Zong has already established itself as Pakistan’s largest
network with more than 13 million 4G customers and 12,000 4G sites. During the event, the Secretary
IT, PTA chairman, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy along with the dignitaries
tested Zong’s 5G network.Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA Test Zong’s 5G Network

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication Division, said, “Zong
has been at the forefront of pushing the digital agenda forward in the country. Pioneering 4G in
Pakistan, the company has continued to uplift the telecommunication infrastructure across the
country. I would like to take this moment in congratulating Zong for becoming the first Pakistani
telecommunications operator to have successfully conducted the 5G trial and putting Pakistan on a
short-list of countries which are 5G ready.”

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Wang Hua, Chairman, and CEO of Zong said, “CMPak has been committed
to serving livelihood of Pakistanis, boosting Pakistans economy, and continuously improving its network
capabilities and service level by relying on China Mobile Groups strong support. Zong has become the
first operator in Pakistan to successfully conduct 5G trial and this is yet another milestone for us”

Zong believes that 5G will bring more profound and long-term changes to Pakistans economic
transformation, social progress, and peoples livelihood improvement in the future. It is expected that 5G
will have an impact on health care, agriculture and education. Since inception, Zong has proved its commitment in providing its customers with the best-in-class services and solutions. Zong has always
strived to provide the most innovative mobile connectivity solutions to its customers. Now, with the
advent of 5G close at hand, Zong has once again, proven its readiness to open infinite possibilities for
the nation.