Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together organized three days training course for Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) in Islamabad, Pakistan. The fundamental purpose of this training is to build the capacity and skill for licensing and regulation process for the mutual benefits of stakeholders.
PTA and ITU Organizes Training on Licensing and Service Regulation for ATRA while taking into account principles of technology neutrality, transparency and convergence
The training course was to cover the following areas:
- Need, significance and process of Licensing and service regulation of MNP, VAS and Landing tights
- Relevant provisions in the Act, case studies, international best practices in licensing service regulation mechanism
- Institutional settings, framework and processes
- Considerations to be taken into account while issuing licensing of MNP, VAS and landing rights with the applicable laws
- Identifying services come under VAS and Controlling Grey Devices
- Identifying materials, which are required for MNP license and
- Meeting Pakistani Operators
The training course was designed to leverage the expertise of PTA and ITU as well as exchange the experiences from ATRA, Afghanistan to comprehend real life experience from regulator in managing licensing issues in increasingly competitive ICT sector taking into account principles of technology neutrality, transparency and convergence as well as best practices emanating from ITU Global Symposium for Regulators.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process to Auction licences for the leftover frequencies in 1800 MHz band and 850 MHz, hence this training course can be a useful step for the relevant industry persons and successful auction of the remaining spectrum.