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Auction of 3G/4G spectrum still hangs in balance

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness. According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and…Read More

AUCTION OF 3G/4G SPECTRUM STILL HANGS IN BALANCE

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness. According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and submitted…Read More

3G/4G auction may face a year delay

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A consultant hired by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has deemed that the market will not be ready for another 3G/4G spectrum auction for at least another year. The PTA commissioned an investigation into the matter by InterConnect Communications, which submitted a report following meetings with the country’s five mobile operators as well as various other stakeholders. The report found that mobile operators are already contending with low…Read More

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PTA confirms entry of 3G/4G services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The technological access and communication efficiency must reach the far flung areas and rural community for the overall betterment and integration of the society. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recently leaked in their official website that work on 3G and 4G services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Senior official from PTA said while talking to Technology Times, "The operators have covered most areas of the AJandK and have also extended…Read More

Punjab imposes hefty taxes on 3G/4G internet users

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article image Staff Report ISB: The Government of Punjab has imposed a heavy 19.5% tax on 3G and 4G internet services. The taxes are applicable on 2Mbps and the broadband utility bills exceeding Rs.1500/month. The imposition of this tax will directly affect 56% of population of Pakistan that is internet consumer. The broadband industry response on this tax is vigorously unpleasant. A high amplitude wave of agony has meandered through the telecom service industry and is expected to cause copious…Read More

Punjab imposes hefty taxes on 3G/4G internet users

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article image Staff Report ISB: The Government of Punjab has imposed a heavy 19.5% tax on 3G and 4G internet services. The taxes are applicable on 2Mbps and the broadband utility bills exceeding Rs.1500/month. The imposition of this tax will directly affect 56% of population of Pakistan that is internet consumer. The broadband industry response on this tax is vigorously unpleasant. A high amplitude wave of agony has meandered through the telecom service industry and is expected to cause copious loss…Read More

Excitement fading despite 3G/4G users reach 9.07m

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Though, according to PTA data, 3G/4G subscribers have reached 9.07 million, yet the excitement of many users seems fading away due to higher prices and slowing speed. Last year, Pakistan entered the club of few countries of the world, where 3rd and 4th generation high speed data services in telecom sector were launched. Presently almost all of the service providers are offering high-speed internet services under different marketing strategies. According to…Read More

Govt gets ready to auction 3G/4G spectrum licences on April 23

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan is going to auction the 3G/4G spectrum on April 23 as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recently approved the final draft of Information Memorandum, a key document necessary for this auction, which has witnessed repeated delay during the last couple of years. The document, also released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), suggests interested operators can submit their applications and sealed bids for participation along with pre-…Read More

Govt urged not to delay 3G/4G licences auction

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: ICT experts recommended the government to immediately auction 3G/4G licences in the country as the inaction in this regard would hamper growth in the telecom sector as well as causing losses to national economy. They also urged the government to focus on setting obligatory performance benchmarks rather than mere generate revenues during the licence auction process.The experts were discussing the subject at the SDPI’s Study Group meeting on ICT with emphasis on "Adoption…Read More

Speakers urge early auction of 3G/4G licences

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: ICT experts have recommended the government to immediately auction 3G/4G licences as the inaction is hindering growth in the telecom sector as well as causing losses to national economy.They also suggested the government to make it mandatory for successful bidders for adequately investment and expand the ICT sector through ensuring long term commitment and quality services that can trigger growth in IT and telecom sector.The experts discussed the 3G/4G licences auction at a…Read More