The Government of Pakistan has decided to auction the last available block of spectrum of 10(MHz) in 1800 MHz left from the 2014 spectrum auction. 4G Auction to be Completed Before June, 2017: Anusha Rehman. For this purpose, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has successfully constituted the advisory committee for the 3rd round of spectrum auction.
Prior to this, the Government had brilliantly completed the 2 rounds of 3G and 4G spectrum auctions while providing mobile broadband to the masses in the country.
In this regard, the IT minister Anusha Rehman said that:
“This is an opportunity for the telecom companies to enhance their spectrum capacity and provide high quality broadband services as per demand of the growing consumer’s base in the country.”
4G Auction to be Completed Before June, 2017: Anusha Rehman
The Minister Ms. Anusha Rahman heads this committee whereas its other members include the chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah, special assistants to PM for law, executive director Frequency Allocation Board, Member telecom and secretaries IT, finance and law are its members.
Govt Establishes Advisory Committee for 10MHz Spectrum Auction
The member telecom also been appointed as the secretary of committee. The committee met for the first time yesterday as an inaugural session.
Anusha Rahman said that:
“The government is committed to conduct the third round of spectrum auction in most transparent and professional manner, as were done earlier in 2014 and 2016, respectively.”
Pakistan successfully achieved unbelievable milestones after 3G and 4G launch back in April 23, 2014 through a transparent Spectrum Auction. Within short period of 2.5 years, Pakistan has achieved unprecedented growth in 3G/4G penetration rate which indicates that it has incredible potential. Presently, Pakistan has around 90 million unique subscribers which is 47% of the total 193 million population. The GSMA Intelligence stats in May, 2016 indicated that the rate of Mobile Broadband (MBB) penetration of Pakistan has witnessed phenomenal growth specially if compared to other regional countries like Bangladesh, India and Indonesia.