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Jazz Awarded 4G Spectrum for USD 295 Million

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Telco looks to expand 4G coverage and enhance customer experience; full spectrum fee paid to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Islamabad – 30 June, 2017: Jazz, Pakistan’s number one digital company, has been awarded the 4G spectrum by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The company has paid 100% as the base price for the spectrum fee, which amounts […]…Read More

Telco looks to expand 4G coverage and enhance customer experience; full spectrum fee paid to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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article image Jazz, Pakistan’s number one digital company, has been awarded the 4G spectrum by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The company has paid 100% as the base price for the spectrum fee, which amounts to USD 295 million and an additional 10% in taxes to start its work on expanding the existing 4G coverage in Pakistan. “This […]…Read More

Govt ready for spectrum auction by June

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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…Read More

Govt ready for spectrum auction by June

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article image 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/…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…Read More

Advisory Committee formed for Spectrum auction

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has constituted an Advisory Committee for auction of the unsold spectrum. The committee is headed by Minister of IT Anusha Rahman while Special Assistants to PM for Law, Human Rights, Secretary Finance, Secretary Law, Chairman PTA, ED FAB and Member Telecom will be the members of this committee. The inaugural meeting of this Auction Advisory Committee was held in the IT Ministry. Anusha Rahman, while chairing the meeting, stated that they are…Read More

Advisory Committee formed for Spectrum auction

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has constituted an Advisory Committee for auction of the unsold spectrum. The committee is headed by Minister of IT Anusha Rahman while Special Assistants to PM for Law, Human Rights, Secretary Finance, Secretary Law, Chairman PTA, ED FAB and Member Telecom will be the members of this committee. The inaugural meeting of this Auction Advisory Committee was held in the IT Ministry. Anusha Rahman, while chairing the meeting, stated that they are…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

Telecos want grievances addressed before spectrum auction

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: All telecom operators have jointly refused to participate into the upcoming remaining available spectrum auction unless their problems of taxations, external interference due to jammers and power generation for shifting of towers to solar energy are not resolved. The government plan to fetch multimillion dollars into national kitty through auction of remaining spectrum of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) seems in doldrums with the latest threat given by the…Read More

ZONG expresses displeasure over faulty 3G spectrum

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong, the foremost telecommunication company, has whined to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over faulty 3G spectrum. The organization expressed that PTA and the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) had set up a mottled band available to be purchased, which brought on the organization immense misfortunes amid the year. Zong Deputy Chief Executive Officer Niaz Abdul Malik said a legitimate notification has not been sent, but rather consistent correspondence…Read More