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Pakistan has announced it has secured 19 cellphone manufacturers willing to work on its soil, and that their efforts will improve device affordability and availability for locals and help the nation’s prospects as a tech exporter. An announcement from Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority doesn’t name any of the 19 chosen …

  1. Korev Silver badge

    > Another thing to consider is that the authorizations[sic] run for ten years but don’t cover 5G devices.

    Well the Covid vaccines should sort 5G...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Well the Covid vaccines should sort 5G...

      But I've heard - in these very forums, no less - that 5G negatively affects beard growth. As a result I'm not sure how popular 5G will turn out to be in Pakistan ... :-)

  2. DrXym


    I have a suspicion that's exactly how most of these "factories" are going to produce phones.

  3. Nifty Silver badge

    Isn't Pakistan the home of internet shutdowns?

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