PTA Extends 4G Spectrum Auction Date to 24th May, 2017. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended the auction date for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) spectrum (3G/4G) to May 24, 2017. This means that the deadline for prospective applicants to submit their application form is also extended to 17th May, 2017 from 30th April, 2017.
PTA Extends 4G Spectrum Auction Date to 24th May, 2017
Prior to this, 16th May was the date of auction as per the Information Memorandum (IM) issued by the telecom watchdog PTA. The auction date has been extended on the request of mobile operators who are eager to participate in the auction but need some time to prepare themselves.
To Read Complete IM Document Please Visit: PTA
Here is the entire Revised Timeline along with official dates announced by the PTA:
Download PDF Version of the Revised Timeline: PTA
It is expected that all operators will participate in the 4G spectrum auction on 24th May; which indicates that this is going to be a tough bidding auction. Additionally, the participation of all operators would enable PTA to generate more revenues than the set base price of $295 million.
Presently, Pakistan has around 39 million 3G & 4G users and with coming auction the number with further increase while making the country a true digital state.
For the entire process of 4G spectrum auction, PTA has issued a detailed IM having the rules, process, planned timetable and other background information to help prospective Applicants for participating in the NGMSA.