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Appointment of PTA acting head can’t create hurdle for 3G licence

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ISLAMABAD: The government has not learnt the implications that occur due to giving someone acting charge of any department. Government has once again appointed an Acting Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority who might keep the new chairman under pressure and would also keep the door open for the government to make any changes any time […]

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When 3G becomes outdated

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Sir: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the government to ensure the appointment of the chairman and members of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) within 10 days, and has ordered that the new PTA chief give a schedule for the 3G Spectrum bidding on the next date of hearing. When the world has already moved towards […]

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Get 3G going

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Here we go again. It feels like a billion dollars of easy money are just within reach. But we’ve been here before – and the billion dollars never materialised. The story revolves around the elusive 3G licenses and their auction in Pakistan, where neighbouring Afghanistan has already moved on to 4G. Who gets the licenses, […]

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SC decries delay in 3G licence auction

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to complete the process of appointing the chairman and three members of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in 10 days after processing the 165 applications received for the posts. The telecommunication sector is running virtually without a regulator as the post of its chairman has been vacant […]

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Overtaken by 4G: Delay in sale of 3G licences

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PROCEDURAL issues and a complicated tendering process continue to delay the government’s plan to sell 3G telecom licences. It is depriving our access to a better technology which is available even to consumers in war-torn Afghanistan. New taxes on mobile phone users in the current budget are projected to further hold up the arrival of […]

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