Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to achieve G4 rank

Sandra Loyd

Pakistan has actually ended up being the first South Asian country to be ranked as fourth Generation Regulator (G4) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

According to the ITU report entitled “Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2020 (GIRO)”, out of the 38 economies in Asia-Pacific, just 8% states have actually handled to achieve G4 status.

Nevertheless, Pakistan scored 88 out of 100, which implies that the country’s ICT policies are led by social and financial policy objectives.

The GIRO is developed on information offered by 193 countries, which forms the basis of‘ICT Regulatory Tracker’ The tracker functions as an evidence-based tool that assists decision- regulators and makers keep track of the fast development of ICT guideline.

Pakistan likewise marked its area amongst the leading 5 regulators in the whole Asia-Pacific area with a global rank of 48.

The report likewise clarifies Pakistan’s journey towards collective guideline which is described in a different function in the report. With full marks in regulatory authority, 22/30 for regulatory program and 27/28 for competition framework, Pakistan scores 19/22 for regulatory required.

In this regard, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has actually promised to pursue brand-new international criteria by continuing its dedication to cater customer interests and boost public-private cooperations for the digital adjustments and general socio-economic upgradation of Pakistan.

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