After formal authorization from Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), Inovi Telecom has exported 5,500 units of 4G smartphones carrying “manufactured in Pakistan” tag to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“PTA congratulates the company for this landmark achievement. This is the result of concerted efforts for the development of the mobile device manufacturing ecosystem in the country,” PTA said in a press release issued on Saturday.PTA
PTA praised and said that successful implementation of the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) and enabling government policies including the mobile manufacturing policy have created a favorable environment for mobile device manufacturing in Pakistan.
“As a part of this policy, Inovi Telecom Pvt. Ltd was issued mobile manufacturing authorisation by PTA on 9th April 2021,” it added.PTA
Within four months, according to PTA, the company has managed to export “manufactured in Pakistan” phones.
Future of Smart Mobile Phone Industry in Pakistan
Samsung was a mobile phone giant and its decision to assemble phones in Pakistan was an indication of the success of the Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy (MDMP) launched by the government in June 2020, said Allawala.
The vision of the policy was clear i.e. by 2022, 80% of all mobile phones sold in Pakistan should be locally manufactured, he said.
The brands already being manufactured in Pakistan included Tecno, Infinix, Itel, Vivo, Oppo and Realme while Nokia was in the process of setting up a plant and kick-starting operations in September 2021, Allahwala further said.
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