Govt ready for spectrum auction by June
May 11th, 2016 | Tasleem Nawaz | No Comments
STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is all set to hold auction of remaining spectrum by the end of June, Pakistan
Telecommunication Authority Chairman Dr Ismail Shah announced.
During a ceremony held at PTA headquarters, he said that the authority was ready for more spectrum auction which is
expected to be completed by the end of June, 2016.
It will further enhance quality of cellular services in the country.
“The advantage of availability of 3G/4G technologies is not just the availability of high speed internet; rather it is bringing
information which leads to transparency and efficiency,” Shah told the select participants who gathered to celebrate best
performance title in a recent PTA survey.
PTA recently carried out a comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) Survey of 2G and NGMS in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and
Peshawar to check voice and QoS as per the required standards.
Many questions were raised on the authenticity of the results as the authority gave a clean chit to all the operators in terms
of service quality.
It is relevant to mention here that consumers have been complaining since long that mobile services in the country actually
suffered after the gigantic addition of new users in last couple of years.
Many believe that the results were just to encourage others operators to buy more spectrum.
According to insiders, government has set a reserve price of $395 million for 2x10MHz of 850MHz spectrum to be auctioned
by the end of June.
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