PTA Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has recently issued smartphone production authorizations to 19 international and regional companies. In this major decision, the companies would manufacture 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile devices provincially. According to the telecom regulator, initially, the agreement will be valid for 10 years. Further, the companies may establish their own new label under Pakistan Authorization.
This initiative will not only help in boosting Pakistan's Telecommunication Sector. But the producers can also be able to export to other competitive markets present abroad. Also, it will come up with many job opportunities and low-priced handsets for Pakistani users.
The big step is aimed at encouraging foreigners’ manufacturers to set up their plants in Pakistan. Moreover, these developments will prove as a major milestone in the journey towards the digital revolution in Pakistan.
Also, Hammad Azhar added that a smartphone-producing plant in Lahore will assemble 6 million devices yearly. Besides this, the minister affirmed that an increment in smartphone production will result in a reduction in the rates of smartphone devices. He further added that certain measures have also been taken by the Government to curb the smuggling of smartphones.