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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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Dar orders transparency in spectrum auction

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ISLAMABAD: The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar emphasised on Thursday that the process of 3G/4G auction should be transparent. He was chairing a meeting of the Spectrum Auction Advisory Committee on the progress made so far on the auctioning of spectrum licences. PTA Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah said the spectrum will provide increased download speed […]

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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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‘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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PTA selects consultant for spectrum auction

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Value Partners Management Consulting Limited (VPMCL) signed a formal contract at the PTA headquarters on Thursday for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of next generation services spectrum. After the completion of evaluation process for the selection of a consultant of international repute, under the directive of […]

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Telecos disappointed with 3G policy directive

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KARACHI: Most crucial players of the telecom industry of the country, telecommunication companies (telecos) have shown dissatisfaction over the performance of the government so far regarding the 3G auction, it was learnt by reliable sources on Tuesday. While, the very first move of the government toward bringing next generation telecom technologies in the country by […]

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