The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority- PTA conducts a ‘mock’ 3G/4G auction today, to educate qualified cellular companies about the bidding process for auctioning of next spectrum auctions of 3G/4G technology.
PTA conducts a ‘mock’ 3G/4G auction today
The Chairman PTA Dr Ismail Shah, said:
[pull_quote_center]All four cellular companies are expected to be cleared by the PTA in the qualifying process on Thursday[/pull_quote_center]
Dr. Ismail also said that PTA is conducting a mock exercise on April 21, 2014 in order to give exact knowledge to qualified cellular companies about the modus operandi going to be adopted in the upcoming auction. The Chairman PTA said that they would devise a strategy for the upcoming auction by finalizing 3 or 4 lots of the available spectrum of 50 MHZs.
He said during the press conference on Wednesday.[pull_quote_center]“My role as Chairman Supervisory Auction Committee was finished after finalizing policy directive and Information Memorandum (IM) and I have already asked the PM to de-notify this committee,”[/pull_quote_center]
he added:[pull_quote_center]“If any lot of available spectrum does not sell out in this process then the PTA will again come up with another auction after one month,”[/pull_quote_center]
This was in consultation with consultants under which 3 licenses would be auctioned for 3G and 2 licenses for 4G.