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TPL Trakker to develop GIS as Pakistan plans to roll out 5G

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TPL Trakker Limited, a Pakistani tracking service provider, will develop a web-based geographic information system (GIS) system as the country plans to roll out 5G services.

In a statement to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday, TPL Trakker said: “We are pleased to announce that TPL Trakker Limited (TPLT) has been awarded a contract from the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) for the development of a web-based system. Geographic Information System (“GIS”) for planning and deployment of 5G services in Pakistan.

The company informed that said system will be developed using TPL Maps location services platform.

“(TPL Maps) was launched in July 2020 and consists of over 6 million geocoded points of interest (PoI) and over 600,000 km of digitized road network, making it the largest and only commercially available Pakistani localized platform,” read the statement to PSX.

It can be mentioned that the government has set itself the target of commercially launching 5G in the first quarter of 2023 in the country.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has formed a 5G Pakistan Plan Committee to set a roadmap and finalize recommendations for 5G technology readiness in Pakistan. Pakistan.

Meanwhile, TPL Trakker said the development would allow it to venture into the telecom market segment with its growing digital mapping solutions, enhancing the industry’s existing planning and expansion 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 business strategy to market maps,” he said.

Last week, PTA Chairman Major General Amir Azeem Bajwa (Retired) informed the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications that the 5G spectrum auction is scheduled to take place. by the end of the current year or in the first quarter of next year.

The chairman of the PTA, while briefing the committee on the proposed spectrum auction, said that the government had formed an advisory committee headed by the Minister of Finance. After finalizing the plan, an internationally renowned consultant would be engaged.