Technology in the Year 2021

Despite being in a year (read: the pandemic year) as unusual as 2021, technology is still the way of the world and is directly associated with the growth of any country. Living in an era of technological advancements, Pakistan too, like most of the world, has technological plans in place and new tech stuff coming up, which will be beneficial to all our existing departments. 

Here are the top technologies launching in Pakistan in the year 2021! 

5G Coming to Pakistan 

5G, the fifth-generation wireless network technology, has been around the corner for some time now. The government of Pakistan, through its IT minister, has finally announced 5G officially coming to Pakistan in November/December this year.

This news is big news, many experts were afraid that it would take some time. But pleasantly, the process has already begun earlier this year. Pakistan has been testing the 5G technology for a while now, with the first test taken in Islamabad in 2019. Since then, many 5G tests are administered in limited settings in various cities, including Karachi and Lahore as well. Most recently, a 5G test was held in Peshawar on a non-commercial basis and was successful.

With repeated testing and the keenness of telecommunication companies in Pakistan to embrace the new technology, 5G looks promising in this part of the world. And it is not only the telecommunication operators that are excited to bear the torch of spreading 5G in Pakistan; mobile manufacturers share the same feelings. 

The Chinese mobile manufacturing company Realme recently shared its plans and roadmap to introduce 5G cellular devices in the Pakistani market at lower and affordable prices. Realme has gotten a tremendous response from potential customers, which has encouraged the company to now take next step and be the first ones to bring 5G in the market on a massive scale through their 5G enabled devices.

Tech Giant Samsung to Produce Phones in Pakistan

The biggest smartphone company in the world, Samsung, recently got into a deal with lucky motor corporation in order to produce Samsung smartphones in Pakistan. 

Samsung deciding to produce mobile devices in Pakistan is a big development for the country and its technology sector, in particular. Not only will Samsung be able to sell top quality phones at lower prices here, but it will also facilitate in increasing competition and quality levels of the existing mobile manufacturers, which is healthy for the tech segment. 

The vision of our government, keeping in mind it’s mobile device manufacturing policy, is to ensure that 80% of the cell phones used in Pakistan should be locally produced. 

Therefore, Samsung’s inclusion in Pakistan’s mobile manufacturing market is a huge step forward towards  the government’s vision and goal. This step will ensure more advancements in the technology sector as well as the mobile devices market, create more job opportunities and spread tech expertise too.

E-Challan System

The E-Challan system has recently been launched in Islamabad with the aim to make it a countrywide system soon. 

This is the latest technology that traffic police and general police are using in order to maintain traffic order and discipline in the city. 

Multiple cameras and speed meters (safe city project cameras and others) have been installed all around the capital, having the ability to capture any traffic rule violators, thus making it impossible for the subject in question to escape or avoid being caught. 

Once the cameras have captured the rule-breaker, an E-Challan is sent to the residential address of the said person via TCS or any local courier service, and needs to get cleared within ten days to avoid confiscation of the vehicle or bike. Citizen’s home address is retrieved from NADRA. 

This new technology will not only minimize the manpower used by traffic police to maintain law and order in the city, but also help keep the city safe and more disciplined than before.

In the light of these technological advancements in the country, the year 2021 has not been so bad after all.  

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