TPL Trakker Limited (TPTL), a Pakistani tracking service provider, has been given a contract by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to create a web-based geographic information system (GIS) as the country prepares to roll out 5G services.
TPTL will construct the new system using its TPL Maps location services platform, which was introduced in July 2020 and has over 6 million geocoded Points of Interest (PoIs) embedded across 600,000km of digitized road network, according to a corporate statement to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).
The new breakthrough is expected to help the company to expand its digital mapping solutions into the telecoms industry, bolstering the sector’s current planning and growth capabilities.
“It will also open up an additional revenue line for the Company’s digital mapping business unit and is a further sign of market confidence in our commercial strategy to market maps,” remarked the company in its statement to the local bourse.
Prior to this development, the Federal Government recently established a Broad-Based IMT/5G Technology Advisory Committee to oversee the release of IMT/5G spectrum in Pakistan.
After engaging with all stakeholders and telecom operators, the committee will study and adopt the 5G Strategic Plan to allow the timely introduction of 5G services in the country. It would examine market assessment studies and approve a course of action based on the suggestions of reputable experts appointed by the PTA to create and implement an investment-friendly IMT-5G spectrum release in line with the Digital Pakistan vision.
In addition, the committee would be in charge of establishing policy directions for the release of the IMT/5G spectrum in Pakistan by the Federal Government.