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3G, 4G or 5G – country needs to find solution

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By: Parvez Iftikhar ISLAMABAD: Finally, with the international consultants in place, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is moving towards spectrum auction for wireless broadband networks. As an ICT professional, I am often confronted with the question whether it is a good thing that Pakistan is pressing ahead with spectrum auction in the 1900-2100 MHz (megahertz) […]

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SC orders immediate appointment of PTA chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered the government on Wednesday to immediately appoint chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and said it would review the matter after a week. “We direct the secretary concerned to take up the issue immediately and discharge his function by appointing the PTA chairman without further loss of time,” said […]

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Auction for 3G licence: PTA to modify Information Memorandum

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to modify Information Memorandum, document that contains the proposed auction schedule, terms and conditions for the spectrum auction for next generation mobile services in Pakistan (including 3G and advanced generations). Dr Ismail Shah Acting chairman and Member Technical PTA told Business Recorder the authority is making necessary arrangements for […]

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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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Draft policy for 3G auction ready

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ISLAMABAD: To move ahead with the auction of multibillion dollar 3G technology, the government has prepared a draft of policy directive by suggesting entry of existing as well as new players, technology transfer, and others measures – which will be tabled before the advisory committee for approval within this week. The Minister of State for […]

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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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Internet speed linked to pace of national development

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Tuesday asked the government to take steps for rapid introduction of digital wisdom and computer-aided intelligence in Pakistan by auctioning 3G licences. Mobile phones are no more a basic communication tool but a device to change lives therefore foreign investors should be invited to set […]

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