Pakistan upgrades to next-gen Wi-Fi 6E technology Milestone makes Pakistan 10th country in Asia Pacific region to embrace 6GHz for Wi-Fi

ISLAMABAD  (  Web  News  )

Pakistan has made a significant breakthrough in wireless connectivity by introducing Wi-Fi 6E, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, in the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.

This milestone makes Pakistan the 10th country in the Asia Pacific region to embrace 6GHz for Wi-Fi, joining an elite group of 60 countries worldwide that have unlocked this band for unlicensed operation.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced this achievement at an event titled “Unlocking Pakistan’s Connectivity: Enablement of Next-Gen Wi-Fi in 6GHz Band”. PTA Chairman Major General (retd) Hafeez Ur Rehman hailed this development as a significant step forward, positioning Pakistan as a regional leader in embracing next-generation Wi-Fi technology.

Wi-Fi 6E offers faster speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity, making it ideal for applications like online gaming, video streaming, and virtual reality.

This technology will overcome congestion and latency issues in the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, which are currently accommodating multiple applications, including everyday technologies like microwave ovens, Bluetooth, and cordless phones.

The introduction of Wi-Fi 6E is part of the government’s vision for “Digital Pakistan”, aimed at igniting a wave of digital innovation, empowering businesses, and bridging the digital divide. With this development, Pakistan is poised to provide more reliable and high-speed internet access, fostering a more inclusive digital economy.

Industry experts from META, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), Jazz, Nayatel, and Huawei highlighted the benefits of Wi-Fi 6E in Pakistan, including enhanced user experience, increased capacity, and improved performance. This technology is expected to revolutionize the way Pakistanis connect and interact online, paving the way for a brighter digital future.