Ministry of Information Technology has issued policy directive regarding Spectrum Auction for Next Generation Mobile Services to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Islamabad, October 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Ministry of IT has issued policy directive regarding “Spectrum Auction for Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan” to PTA on 7th October 2013. The policy directive pertains to auction of spectrum for next generation mobile services in Pakistan (including 3G and advanced generations).

PTA is entrusted to carry out the auction in the most transparent manner in the shortest possible time. In this regard, PTA will hire the services of a consultant.

According to the directive, the allocation of the spectrum will be technology neutral and auction will be open for new entrants as well. Also, auction winners will encourage and facilitate local manufacturing, transfer of technology and research and innovation in telecom sector of Pakistan. PTA has informed that auction will be complete by end February 2014.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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