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PM assures of transparent 3G licence auction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the 3G licence would be open for all the national and international competitors and it would be awarded transparently. “We expect that the international bidders will also compete in the 3G licence,” he said, talking to a three-member delegation from the telecom industry. The prime minister hoped […]

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Spectrum auction in danger, time to act

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The spectrum auction for the introduction of mobile broadband in Pakistan is in danger. As a central piece of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s budget strategy for FY2013-14 and the first test of foreign investors’ appetite to invest in Pakistan under the administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, this should be worrisome. The good news though […]

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$2b collection from 3G auction ‘a false target’

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LAHORE: Like other estimates of the cash-strapped government, the claim of $2 billion revenue collection from 3G auction also won’t be materialised as almost all telecom operators have shown reluctance to enter the bidding due to high base price, telecom industry sources have said. The finance minister’s assertion of generating $2 billion from the auction […]

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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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PTA develops web page for spectrum auction

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has developed new web pages for spectrum auction to keep all stakeholders informed about different stages of auction process. These pages can be accessed through PTA official website. The new pages of PTA website have contents regarding progress on spectrum auction. This step has been taken in view of […]

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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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