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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PTA directs telecos to stop prize schemes

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all telecom operators to immediately stop all prize schemes, even if they are legitimate, or they will have to face a legal action from the authority in accordance with the law.In a letter from PTA to all telecom service providers dated May 28, 2012, the authority said that it regularly receives complaints from customers regarding the Inami schemes that various telecom companies have been offering to their customers.

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Telecos APRU 4pc up in 2011

STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite sevral challenges during the year 2011 teledensity ofPakistan touched 68.39 per cent reflecting hike of 6.7 per cent over the previous year. But modest increase in cellular industry’s ARPU went up from $2.41 in the previous fiscal year to $ 2.45. Telecom sector revenues swelled to an all-time high Rs 362 billion during the year 2011. The sector contributed over 116.9 billion to the national exchequer.The annual report of Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) shows

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