PTA Seeks Budget for 3G Auction Process

3G_AuctiondelayPakistan Telecommunication Authority is with empty hands, or say with no approved budget for marketing and procurement of 3G licenses auction, told us sources at the regulator’s headquarters.

Sources told ProPakistani that PTA is planning to massively advertise the 3G spectrum auction in leading newspapers/magazines of the world, including Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, The National of UAE and other regional and global newspapers.

However, 2012-13 budget didn’t include 3G auction expenditures – we have confirmed with sources – which were earlier included in 2011-12, but were consumed (or were wasted) without any outcome.

Chairman PTA is trying to get the funds allocated at earliest.

It maybe recalled that PTA had previously advertised 3G spectrum auction by publishing information memorandum and to fetch operators to participate in auction. However, the whole process was jeopardized due to criticism from opposition for not hiring consultant to supervise the auction process.

Tech and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • it will be good for Pakistan if this auction did’nt go on in this govt period after this govt one can expect the process to be fair not in this corrupt govt

  • Bhai meh saar aur seena ko peeth peeth kar kehta hoon – 3G peh mut restrict karain. Licenses ko 4G network operate karneh keh liye ijazat dee jai

  • Is 3G license also open to international market players? If yes then can we see new telecom operators in upcoming years?

  • koi khush hone ki zaroorat nahi govt govt kr rhe ho sab next govt bhi in loteron ki hi ayegi awaam humari anjane kia chahti ha mulk ko lout liya inhon ne phr bhi inko vote hi degi

  • sachi main yar …kash kash 3g ki auction es hakomat k under main complete na ho pae …ye tu buged deficet pora karny k chakr main hain gov k under koe international compny kbhi invest nhi kary gi

  • We were ahead of USA by 15 years in 2008, now we are behind Afghanistan in telecommunication.

  • the real time of 3g was in 2006-7 when musharaf gov. decided to bring 3g but due to some reasons that didn’t happened now world is looking for some thing ahead of 4g even…

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