IM for 3G to be Ready by Mid February

IM for 3G to be Ready by Mid February

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority will be done with the preparation of Information Memorandum for 3G/4G spectrum auction by second week of February 2014, sources familiar with the development confirmed ProPakistani.

For those who don’t know, Information Memorandum or IM for 3G will be a detailed document with all the information required for mobile phone operators for participation in next generation spectrum auction.

Spectrum pricing, criteria for participation in auction, any limitations, prerequisites, modalities and all other relating information will be added in the IM before making it public.

Auction of third generation telecom licenses is planned around March 2014, as mentioned by Anusha Rehman, Minister State for Telecom and IT, as well.

During the while, 3G Consultants have already consulted all stakeholders to note their opinion, sources told ProPakistani. All kind of efforts are being made to make sure that nothing unplanned or unpleasant happens before, during or after the auction.

Sources said that industry’s concerns about keeping the base price low is being evaluated, but it can’t be ZERO and it has to be something greater than ZERO, said a high-level official while speaking with ProPakistani.

In a related news, PTA has developed a dedicated section for Spectrum Auction to keep all stakeholders informed about different stages of auction process.

This newly revealed section can be accessed through PTA official web-site www.pta.gov.pk.

Spectrum Auction section of PTA website has contents regarding progress on spectrum auction. This step has been taken in view of providing latest online information to those internet users, who want to know about new developments regarding upcoming auction.

They can access latest online information regarding activities, decisions, policies, on upcoming spectrum auction through a simple click.

The website also carries messages of IT Minister for State Ms.Anusha Rahman and Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Dr.Syed Ismail Shah.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Ammar

    Somebody needs to confirm if its 3G or 4G or HSDPA. “3G/4G” means nothing, it’s comparing apples with oranges.

    • USK

      Its 3G, HSDPA is same as 3G.
      HSPA, HSDPA, HSDPA+ are different flavors of 3g like GPRS and EDGE are flavors of 2G

      Thanks

      • Ammar

        That’s what I want to know. Which ‘flavor’ are we getting?

        • ahmiq

          may be telenor will go for H+ in some cities.

  • Muhammad Aamir

    Warid ly raha hai 3G????????????????????????????????

    • sulman

      Bhai.
      umeed to hai k All companies ye purchase kary gi.
      warid bhe telenor bhe sbbb companies..

    • moazam

      4 companies ko milega

  • na zoom baba

    Yar bakiion ka to pata hai ke wo bid kar rahe hain warid ke nahe pata chal raha ke wo bid karen ge ya nahe na he shayad unho ne 3g upgradtion ke hai

  • waleed

    koi new operater aye ga?

  • RayhaN

    Telenor & Zong are forefront in the auction… if they both get the License so the Monopoly of operators will be more strong and if both 3G license will be in new Bucket then may be the Monopoly might be not as much strong like now…. So pray that the New Operators get the license…. and also pray that the Price of License is based on international standard then the growth of Network and Facilities and Services will Boom…

    • Guest

      An employer of a telecom operator has told me that 3G license will be purchased by Mobilink, Zong and Ufone… other two operators warid and Telenor will not go for it because warid is still lacking to be ready for 3G and telenor is not going for it because of vimpelcom and other stakeholders decided that only one has to purchase 3G license either Mobilink or telenor.. so they have decided to go for Mobilink…. one of the propakistani article has also indicated the same issue in one of its articles.. just go to following link and read last paragraph http://propakistani.pk/2012/04/09/mobilink-slips-further-into-telenors-hands/

  • Shan Khan

    What about 4G ? PTA giving license of 4G also or only 3G ?

  • Technocrz!

    This is too much they should do it now, talking more and doing less.

  • Ali Asghar

    This is always the best thing to have high speed internet in our phones while we are away from WiFi, Computer, but since last 3 years (happened before 3years but more actively after that) we karachities are facing horrendous risks for losing our phones, before we find route of our destination on sygic Map, we see we received an important email with attachment, before attachments finish retrieving, we see snatcher standing on our heads, Gun on our necks, ordering us to hand phone to them, like it’s their property and we are using without their approval, so considering this fact, how can we use it? as long as I know, 3g is more handy when we are on the go. Government should have plan alongside auctions to allow us to use it freely.

  • I hope they don’t sell it to PTCL

  • AGENT_X

    There will be share of 3 3G licenses into 5 mobile companies…
    ufone + warid
    mobilink + telenor
    zong
    ptcl already using in evo + wingle

    but more on others companies also trying to find a sharing point..

    • Muhammad Aamir

      Really? Do you have proof? I need it!

      • AGENT_X

        I AM AGENT SO AGENTS DON’T GIVE PROOFS JUST SIT AND WATCH….

  • irfan

    Agar telenor 3g 4g main shamel ne ho raha to apny system ko update q keya hy.3g ka aalat qn lagay han or 2g waly antenna q utaar daya han.??

  • Umair

    I like this post.. but I thin PakFeatures is showing more updated news and stories about IT, Telecom, Smartphone and Movies..

    • Ammar

      tu kar le cheap advertising apne blog ki

  • Umair

    Angelina Jolie to appear in Qmobile’s Advertisement – PakFeatures .com

    • Bhalo Bhai

      teri ammi kis ad mein aye gi?

      • PeeDroid

        Saathi Cond*om Ki, Aur Teri Aami Chabbi Walay Teekay Ki Ad Main Aaay Gi :)
        Agli Dafa Kuch Likhney Se Pehlay 2 Dafa Soochna!!

  • test

    Warid has active 105 sites on Hsdpa+ in Lahore

    • M.M

      Warid ne system upgrade kab kiya bhai??

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    I’m not gonna believe until this actually happens.

  • Yasir Nawaz

    Government is very clever in making money so they’ll go separate auction for 3g and 4g.

    • Omair Ahmed

      Yes. I second you they can earn billion for themselves + for country ! However, after blockage of VPN and throttling of torrent i guess they would be getting 50% of total fees.

  • Faraz

    no updates since 24 jan , sub asra da rha ha kuch hona wala nhe ha , propakistani konsa khud official ha khud copy paste ma laga howa ha ager updates nhe hn tu bata dan asra ma na rakhan sukhriya

  • Guest

    my comment has been delete because truth is truth , you cant delete it or hide it , like as you did with me

  • Rashid Malik

    u know i just hate ptcl,,,,,,,its sucks…

    • Faraz

      rananananananan