The Advisory Committee for the Auction of Next Gen-Mobile Services (NGMS) is ready to auction the 4G spectrum. Pakistan to Auction 4G Spectrum in May for $300 Million. The news is not officially announced yet by the Government. The expected base price for the 10 Mhz block may be around $300 million.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Shareef, who is Minister in-charge of MoITT, may issue the policy directive for the auction of 4G by Wednesday.
Pakistan to Auction 4G Spectrum in May for $300 Million
It is expected that the entire auction process would be completed by the end of May 2017.
The Government has decided to auction the last available spectrum of the single block of 10 MHz in 1800 MHz; without dividing it into 2 blocks.
PM has constituted an Advisory Committee for the auction of this 4G auction which will be headed by none other than Ms. Anusha Rahman, Minster of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication. While the rest of member of this committee include:
- Special Assistants to PM for Law
- Secretary IT, Secretary Finance
- Secretary Law
- Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
- Executive Director Frequency Allocation Board (FAB)
- Member Telecom, Muddasir Hussain, has also been appointed as “Committee Secretary”
The Advisory committee for the auction of unsold Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) spectrum (4G) met last Thursday to take final decision on the spectrum auction.
The above mentioned Advisory committee met on 16th March, 2017 in order to discuss and decide the final stance on unsold spectrum auction.
Let’s see when we hear from official authorities about the auction dates and process. Presently Pakistan has around 38 million 3G/4G users just within 2.5 years of duration. We hope that with the auction of 10 Mhz, this figure will be further increased and internet services will be used in far flung areas of Pakistan too.