As we reported earlier today, its confirmed now that four local operators – namely Mobilink, Telenor Pakistan, Ufone and Zong (China Mobile Pakistan) – today submitted sealed bids for the auction of 3G / 4G licenses, confirmed a statement issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
Statement said that authority received four bids for spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan till the deadline of April 14, 2014, 4:00 pm as per the details, procedure, requirements and criteria laid down in the Information Memorandum (IM).
Check below pictures of four telecom operators submitting their sealed bids at PTA headquarters in Islamabad:
PTA confirmed that Warid did not participate.
After evaluation of bids PTA will announce the qualified bidders on April 17, 2014.
It is still unclear that what kind and type of spectrum (3G or 4G) the operators have requested. However, PTA’s statement revealed that demand for spectrum is more than the supply and hence spectrum will be sold through an auction process.
It may be added that, on December 19, 2013 PTA signed a formal contract with Value Partners Management Consulting Limited (VPMCL) for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of spectrum for next generation mobile services.
Keep checking back this website for up dates information on the whole of auction process.