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3G/4G licenses fee: over $964 million received from telecom operators

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The government has received over $964 million (about 80 percent) from the telecom operators against 3G/4G licenses fee and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will award the licenses for commercial use Thursday (today). Besides the licenses fee, the government has also received Rs 11 billion from telecom operators under tax head at the rate of 10 […]

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SC disposes of case about 3G, 4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: Although the auction of 3G and 4G cellular licences yielded the government a staggering proceed of over Rs111 billion ($1.12 billion), where the huge amount should be parked was the centre of discussion before the Supreme Court on Monday. Representing the federal government, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt argued that the money belongs to […]

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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 auction

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Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) received four bids for spectrum auction for the next generation of mobile services by the 14th April deadline. The contenders include China Mobile, PTCL (Ufone), Mobilink and Telenor. Turkcell did not participate reportedly because it did not find the prospects attractive enough as a new entrant in the Pakistani market with […]

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Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: The bids of four mobile operators of Pakistan qualified for the auction of 3G and 4G licenses, Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Ismail Shah, told Dawn on Thursday. Shah said that the four companies, namely Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong, were not defaulters of the government and the legal aspects of their bids had […]

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Senate Committee to hear details of 3G, 4G auction today

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate Committee will today listen to the version of the government on various key matters related to the 3G and 4G auctions. The committee will hear about the “legal justification of constituting the auction committee that supersedes the powers/authority of PTA” (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) “in violation of the laws.” The forum on information […]

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PTA releases revised memorandum for 3G/4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has released revised Information Memorandum (IM) for 3G/4G auction. The revised IM has been issued on the demand of the CEO of cellular mobile operators.The date of final auction will be April 23 and applicants submit sealed bid along with pre-bid deposits till April 14, 2014. There are three 3G […]

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PM approves 3G, 4G auction, plans to get $1.6 billion

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a finalised Information Memorandum (IM) for selling spectrum of 3G and 4G by allowing moratorium of 18 months for not conducting any new auction, imposing penalty and suspending or terminating the winner’s license in case of non-payment of due amount. “Our government has increased the base price from […]

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