PTA warns Zong over 5G adverts

18 Sep 2019

Sector watchdog the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has published a statement reminding the public that Chinese-owned mobile provider Zong has only been permitted to test 5G technology and the company is not authorised to offer a commercial 5G service. The PTA claimed that certain advertisements from the cellco may ‘mislead the public regarding [the] availability of commercial services based on [a] 5G network’ and instructed the company to withdraw the relevant material.