STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman has stressed the need for a speedy completion of the auction process for the introduction of Next Generation Mobile Services in the country, through a transparent, competitive and efficient process.
The minister said this while talking to the team of Value Partners Consultants Limited, who called on her in Islamabad. The meeting was attended by the Secretary IT, Chairman PTA and officials of Ministry and PTA.
While highlighting the governments perspective on the upcoming spectrum auction, the Minister reiterated that the auction process should be designed to ensure best interest of the Country. Furthermore, it was highlighted that several new international players have also shown keen interest to participate in the spectrum auction.
The next generation mobile services are essentially focused on providing data services over mobile broadband.