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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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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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3-G, 4-G licences to bring $1.3 bn: PTA chief

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Syed Ismail Shah has said that foreign exchange over one billion and 300 million dollars will be deposited in national exchequer with the auction of licences of 3-G and 4-G technology. PTA chairman, while talking to ‘The News’ on Saturday, said that the successful bidder would be issued licence […]

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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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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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PTA allows all CMOs to use 3G spectrum on test basis

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far decided to grant permission to all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to use 3G spectrums on test basis and also wrote a letter to Frequency Allocation Board in this regard. Sources aware of the development told The Nation that the regulatory authority (PTA) in its letter to […]

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Govt decides to launch 3G & 4G spectrum in one go

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to compete with other regional countries in the field of technology and to compensate the inordinate delay in auction of 3G license in the country, the government has decided to launch 3G and 4G spectrum in one go, it is learnt. India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already launched 3G services; and […]

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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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