Pakistan Wins Award for Mobile Broadband Spectrum Auction at GSMA 2015
GSMA announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese.
The Global Mobile Awards are judged by more than 300 independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics, and in some cases, mobile operator representatives. This year the ‘Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award’ was presented to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the award was received by the Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan.
The GSMA recognized the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the mobile industry’s prestigious Government Mobile Excellence Awards, which honor governments’ significant achievements in driving growth in the use of mobile services and maximizing the socio-economic impact of the mobile industry in their respective countries.
Pakistan had its successful 3G/4G spectrum auction in April 2014, since then, we have already seen a huge increase in mobile usage. Cell phones are seen as key to actively participating in our community, benefitting people in more than one way.
The rapid roll-out of 3G and 4G services is boosting growth and efficiency in all sectors including education, banking, media, health and retailing, as well as being a key enabler for innovative e-services such as e-medicine and e-education in rural and remote areas of Pakistan.
The awards were presented as part of the GSMA’s annual Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress. More than 1,200 key government and regulatory representatives from around the world are meeting with industry leaders to discuss specific regulatory issues relating to innovation and development of mobile communications. This year, the Ministerial Programme has attracted more than 160 delegations and international organizations, representing all regions.