Tag: April

Sims Re-verification Process Will End Till 12th April

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Staff Report ISD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and mobile phone operators has declared that biometric verification process of SIMs will be completed before the April 12 deadline. Almost 70.5 million SIMs out of around 136 million were verified against 54 million computerized national identity cards (CNIC) and approximately 11 million SIMs have been disowned by the customers. Dr Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA has stated that there will be no further extension after this…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

After repeated delays, Pakistan readies for 3G, 4G spectrum auction in April

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In a major development, the government of Pakistan has decided to kickstart the process for the auction of 3G-4G license auction in the country as Prime Minister has approved the final policy directive for the auction to provide people with high-end and new generation information and communication technologies. "As per the final policy directive, three licenses of 10 MHz in the 2100 MHz spectrum band (3G), two licenses of 10 MHz in 1800 MHz band (4G) and one…Read More

Kharif crops to face 10 per cent water shortage in April-Sept time

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The agriculture sector of the country will face an overall 20 per cent water shortage from April to June this year increasing the chances affecting the major Kharif crops like rice and cotton, an official in the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has said.Similarly, experts in Sindh Agriculture Forum (SAF), predict that major crops including wheat, cotton, rice and maize especially in Sindh and Punjab will face more than 10 per cent water shortage for irrigation from April to…Read More

Wimax Forum to hold Wimax SA in April

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The WiMAX Forum has announced the next series of Operator Summits, WiMAX South Asia 2012, would be held in Islamabad next month. This event, officially endorsed by the PTA and co-organised with the assistance of Wateen Telecom, will focus specifically on supporting the South Asian operator community in deploying profitable WiMAX networks."The WiMAX South Asia 2012 is an exciting opportunity for the broadband industry to exchange expertise and share success stories from…Read More

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