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Warid seeks permission to roll out 4G LTE

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ISLAMABAD: To compete with the winners of 3G/4G licence, Warid Telecom has approached the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to allow the launch of 4G LTE (long-term evolution) service, while the authority is engaged in the process of reviewing this request. “PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) is reviewing the request/notification sent by Warid Telecom to start 4G […]

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3G, 4G auction

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THIS refers to the news item ‘Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction’ (April 17). Why is there no bidder for the expired licence of Instaphone? Telecommunication companies do not want to invest a single penny in Pakistan from their overseas wealth; that too earned from Pakistan. Why was the procedure of auction designed […]

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3G/4G licence memorandum next month

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ISLAMABAD: The consultant hired for finalising the auction of 3G/4G licences will finalise its Information Memorandum (IM) within the first 10 days of the next month. The consultant has also been assigned to recommend the allocation of additional frequency for launch of 4G through upcoming auction which will increase revenues for the government. “The consultant […]

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‘Successful 3G licence auction will cause a positive spillover’

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Pakistan’s telecom industry is set to break its sound barrier with the expected launch of the 3G band spectrum. President/CEO of the Telenor Group and Current Chairman of GSMA, Jon Fredick Baksaas sat down with The News to talk about the telecom industry and how the auction of next generation spectrum licence is the next […]

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3G auction may affect growth: experts

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LAHORE: The government’s plan of auctioning next generation spectrum (3G-4G) for telecom services could hit the future growth of the most vibrant tax generating service sector of Pakistan as the government is considering granting only three licences in this category. Experts of the telecom industry who previously served in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at senior […]

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Govt all set to auction 3G licences in March

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ISLAMABAD – The government is set to auction the spectrum for next generation mobile network in March this year and for the purpose the consultant hired by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has started consultation process with stakeholders. The purpose of starting consultation process is the finalisation of Information Memorandum that is the key document to […]

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PTA selects consultant for spectrum auction

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Value Partners Management Consulting Limited (VPMCL) signed a formal contract at the PTA headquarters on Thursday for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of next generation services spectrum. After the completion of evaluation process for the selection of a consultant of international repute, under the directive of […]

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Need for an international 3G operator

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The newly-selected consultants for Pakistans upcoming next-generation spectrum will soon get down to the business of auction design and spectrum pricing. Informed observers suggest that one of the critical success factors for this auction will be the level of participation of new telecom operators. The ew operators will most likely be the established, multinational operators […]

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Investment in telecom industry

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THE law and order situation and PTA’s monopoly are some issues faced by telecom operators. The telecom industry, which had a boost in the past years globally, is now facing some serious problems due to no investments. The telecom industry once was the most developed industry in Pakistan, yielding huge revenue for the state. There […]

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3G auction: PTA not entertaining consultants requests for ‘benefits’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), to secure the auction of multi-billion dollars worth next generation mobile spectrum (3G) from legal proceeding and to ensure transparency in the entire process, has so far declined to entertain the requests of consultants seeking 5 per cent exemption in performance bank guarantee and many more benefits. Surprisingly, financial proposals […]

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PTA begins auction process of 3G licences

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ISLAMABAD: The process for the auction of 3G cellular licences has begun, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told the apex court on Tuesday. The PTA Director Technical told a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry which heard a petition seeking direction for auction of 3G cellular licence, utilization of USF funds, that seven […]

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PTA issues RFP to hire consultants for 3G auction

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire consultancy services for much-awaited auction of next-generation telecom licences (3G). The authority has sought to engage services of internationally reputed consultant for the purpose, who would assist on all steps necessary in making conduct of auction a success in terms of marketing […]

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Pakistan to launch 3G in first quarter of 2014

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ISLAMABAD: Secretary IT Ikhlaq Tarrar has said the 3G system for cellular users will be launched in the first quarter of 2014. He said PTA will hire the services of an international consultant for the auction of 3G licences, which will be issued in a transparent manner in the first quarter of 2014. He said […]

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PM gives go-ahead for 3G licensing

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By: AHMAD AHMADANI and USMAN CHEEMA ISLAMABAD: In a bid to tap as much as $1-1.5 billion during the present fiscal year, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given his final approval to the much-awaited auction of the third generation (3G) mobile spectrum licensing. The government has issued 3G policy directives for the next generation spectrum […]

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