Govt ready for spectrum auction by June


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

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Govt ready for spectrum auction by June


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/

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




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

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Advisory Committee formed for Spectrum auction


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

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Advisory Committee formed for Spectrum auction


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

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


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

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Telecos want grievances addressed before spectrum auction




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

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ZONG expresses displeasure over faulty 3G spectrum




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

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Zong expresses displeasure over faulty 3G spectrum


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

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Anusha attends world congress to find investors for spectrum




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for ITandT Anusha Rehman attended GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona to find suitable investors for broadband and two 20-megahertz spectrums.

The four-day conference that gathered together mobile operators from around the world took place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona Spain with an objective to unite operators, with several companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

The participants included internet companies, handset and device

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Contents development a herculean task after 3G-4G spectrum auction




By Sidra Saif
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has successfully, though very late, auctioned the 3G and 4G spectrum licences, however, a million dollars question arises whether an environment would be created where both public and private sectors would be able to cash in on this dramatically faster and set to be widely available mobile broadband internet across the country.
Now the government needs to immediately start work on a plan to maximize the benefits of broadband internet across the socio

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


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-

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




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

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PTA allows all CMOs to use 3G spectrum on test basis


STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far decided to grant permission to all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to use 3G spectrums on test basis and also wrote a letter to the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) in this regard.

According to sources, PTA in its letter has recommended granting permission for use of 3G-spectrum frequency on conditional basis to all CMOs prior to the much-delayed spectrum auction for next generation.

If the board allows, the CMOs

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