Telenor applies for AJK and NA licenses -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Telenor applies for AJK and NA licenses

KARACHI, May 31 2006: Telenor Pakistan, in response to invitation from government, announced to apply for license in Azad Kashmir and Northern (AJK and NA) areas after paying a fee of $5 million. The remaining $5 million is to be paid in 10 annual installments. According to a press release on May 30, Telenor Pakistan was quick to respond to the needs of the earthquake victims in the area. Sites in Balakot went online within 3 days and in Muzaffarabad within two weeks of the disaster.

Free PCOs were set up and free talk time was offered to the victims of the earthquake. In addition, handsets were provided to the rescue teams to aid relief work. Telenor Pakistan joined hands with the government in its quest to provide basic necessities to the victims and further intends to continue the efforts to rehabilitate the earthquake hit areas. Opening of AJK and NA areas to telecom operators will bring considerable economic and social benefits to the people of these areas. The impact of mobile services on the economy of AJK and NA will potentially be far reaching. For such benefits to be realized in the said areas, Telenor Pakistan is committed to providing mobile telephony at same low rates that are available to the people of Pakistan.

The company further intends to be the preferred operator for AJK and NA subscriber by ensuring that we deliver the most reliable connectivity, the most valuable innovations and the highest quality in customer services.
Source: Daily Times
Date:5/31/2006