Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announces auction of Spectrum in 1.9, 3.5 GHZ Bands

ISLAMABAD: In the recent years Wireless Technology has become popular for the provision of high speed internet and Broadband services. Wireless Broadband Technologies were deployed in Pakistan in 2004. Penetration of Wireless Broadband is increasing at a much faster rate as compared to fixed line. Due to the growing demand of Wireless Broadband Services, the government of Pakistan has decided to auction additional chunk of Spectrum for this Technology. In pursuance of Government policy directive, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is planning to auction available spectrum in 1.9 and 3.5 GHz band and it will be auctioned tentatively in February 2012, says a press release.

The Information Memorandum (IM) containing information interalia auction methodology and venue etc will be made available on PTA Website. Further information can be obtained from the Director General PTA Licensing Division or through email to aslamshahab@pta.gov.pk.

With the auction of additional spectrum, new investors will enter the market and more competition will be generated in this segment. As a result the customers will get good quality of services at affordable rates.

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