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PTA to hold electronic auction

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KARACHI: Unlike its Bangladeshi counterpart that sold the third-generation (3G) mobile spectrum licences through an open outcry method, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has chosen to hold an electronic auction, which sources say is in line with international standards and also likely to discourage collusive bidding. Electronic auction is the standard practice all over the world […]

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IT minister, operators discuss 3G auction regime

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KARACHI: The government will include suggestions of all stakeholders, particularly the cellular mobile operators, prior to the next generation spectrum auction (3G). All elements of the framework would be structured for the benefit of the public and to ensure maximum investment into rollout of networks, and financial viability of the mobile broadband market, said Minister […]

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3G auction success depends on rational measures

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KARACHI: To realise heavy foreign investment prospects through spectrum auction, the government of Pakistan should address the stakeholders’ considerations by logical and rational policy and regulatory measures, said industry experts. Experts said that offering diverse and complete spectrum combination can attract higher bids instead of creating artificial scarcity in a bid to boost auction yields. […]

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

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ISLAMABAD – 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 Frequency Allocation Board in this regard. Sources aware of the development told The Nation that the regulatory authority (PTA) in its letter to […]

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