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Four companies bid for 3G, 4G licences auction

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has received four sealed bids for spectrum auctions of 3G and 4G from the five operators, working in the country with the expectation against expectation of the government, no new entrant is going to participate in the upcoming bidding. All existing cellular companies have submitted their sealed bids. "The good thing is that demand is more than the supply indicating a good response from the market which will pave the way for growing competition and now…Read More

PTA resumes 3G auction process with pre-bid moot

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started process for the 3G spectrum auction when it unanimously decided a timeline for the subject at a recently held pre-bid conference of prospective 3G consultancy firms. The conference was attended by the full Authority, representatives from MoIT, FAB, PTA officials and prospective consultancy firms through audio conference and in-person.Consultants mainly raised concerns on the extension of timeline for submission of…Read More

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Govt bid to filter web still facing resistance

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A controversy still persists over the government’s initiative to install a mechanism, through open biddings, to filter the contents available on Internet, as some campaigners urging companies not to bid for a $10 million contract while on the other hand pressure from the civil society is regularly mounting on the authorities for having this mechanism to filter objectionable contents.According to reports, these campaigners have met success to some extent as a number of…Read More

Stakeholders show concern over bid to censor Internet

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), have expressed deep concern over an attempt by the Ministry of Information Technology to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful thought on the Internet by projecting an extensive filtering system that will allow authorities to block up to 50 million "undesirable" URLs at the national level.The National ICT RandD…Read More