PTA to Sell New Local Loop Licenses in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has decided to sell Local Loop licenses to interested buyers, we have confirmed with sources.

Issuance of of LL or Local Loop licenses will be carried out under telecom deregulation policy of 2003.

PTA has said that it will start processing the pending application for LL licenses, while new interested players can also submit new applications for acquiring new LL licenses.

For those who aren’t familiar, an LL Licence authorizes the license holder to construct local network facilities in licensed Region and to provide basic public telephone access and other telecommunication services in that Region.

Pakistan is divided into 14 telecom regions and a LL license for each region is issued separately at a fixed cost of US 10,000 dollars.

Operators with LL licenses can offer end-to-end telephony and other telecom services (such as broadband) with-in a telecom region through any possible wired-communication medium (fibre/ copper).

There are currently 17 LL license holding operators in various telecom regions of Pakistan, 13 out of total 17 are operational while others are yet to commence commercial operations.

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


  • Danish

    can i get a list of LL Operators in Pakistan?

  • Ejaz

    What Auction? Under the new ad and old policy, you can get LL license by PTA with USD 10,000 fee payment. It is a gift from PTA to potential operator otherwise, minimum buying price for a shelf LL license with no assets is between USD 75,000/- to USD 100,000/-.

    • Shabbar

      Yaar Local Loop ka kiya faida? Sab kuch CVAS seh tu kar saktha hoon

      • Umair Mirza

        You cannot deploy your own infrastructure Like Fiber Wireless UTP
        with CVAS As per PTA Policy ..you should get “LL” for this

        • KarachiiWala

          Yaara this is Pakistan. Sub kuch chalta he
          You are probably living in Islamabad there is something known as kanoon there.
          Come to Karachi here everyone is using cvas and providing services look at all the cable operators like satcomm, kcs, fariya, leonet, cyber, nexlinx, dreamnet, connectnet, inet, satcommnet, accessgroup net, so many companies. What do you know bhai??????????????????

          • Karachiwala

            I also forget comstar, cube access, comsats, gerrys, and so many others. All these companies are in association with local governments people. Who can touch them bhaiya?

            I have heard Lahore is the same thing. Many cable operators and unlicenses providers providing services. industry ka mess bana diya heh. totally crap now. everyone cutting each others throats.

            • Umair Mirza

              Dear . Satcom have LL Leonet have infrastructure
              Connect .Dreamnet Fariya Just aplly for LL coz PTA give Danda To all ISP who dont have LL or infrastructure very soon you see all these company name in LL List

              • Umair Mirza

                btw i am in karachi n i also have CVAS

                • yousaf khann

                  Umair bhai i m intersted in isp please send me your contact number for rehnumiiiiii ky liye

              • Karachiwala

                Kahan Satcomm LL bhai, PTA key site tu daikh. Only transworld key paas meh heh. Others key pass nahin heh.

                http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=849&Itemid=625

                Acha was this is infra license. So Infra+CVAS can provide internet over cable tv or fiber optic?

  • Nayatel and other DSL providers now should come to Faisalabad

    • Nayatel in FSB

      Nayatel coming soon to Faisalabad. They have acquired WLL license so no need for FLL. They have thought in advance.

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