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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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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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Mobile operators concerned about new entrant policy

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KARACHI: Cellular companies are not at ease with the government’s policy regarding new entrants in the country’s telecom sector as defined in the recently released Information Memorandum (IM), said an official belonging to a cellular company, requesting anonymity. Three telecom operators, including Saudi Telecom, a Turkey-based mobile company and Mobily telecom (Etihad Etisalat consortium) are […]

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PTA to sell licences for 3G services at base price

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ISLAMABAD: The government will not hold open bidding for the award of licences for third generation telecom services if it receives bids within available slots and will sell each band at the base price of $295 million irrespective of whether the bidders quote higher prices. According to the Information Memorandum, a policy document that sets […]

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Initial assessment for 3G/4G licences completed

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ISLAMABAD: Consultants hired for the auction of 3G/4G licences have completed an assessment of the market and held a series of meetings with various stakeholders – contributing to the development of the Information Memorandum (IM), which is to be submitted to the government. According to PTA’s announcement made here on Wednesday, IM is a key […]

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