3G / 4G Auction in Pakistan [Live Updates]

The day has arrived, 3G / 4G is finally happening in our country.


Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has said that it has finalized all the arrangements for the Spectrum Auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) to be held today.

Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong will be taking part in the bid to secure their 3G and 4G licenses.

As you may know that bidding will be done electronically through internet, all the companies will be allowed to log into the bidding system at 8AM, however, first round of bidding will start at 10AM.

The expiration duration of each bidding round will be 45 minutes or less. We will be uploading the results and other commentary on this live page regularly.

Mobile phone companies – taking part in the bid – will bid from their offices. However, there is an auction hall setup at Marriot Hotel in Islamabad, where PTA officials, members of auction committee and media will be present to witness the auction.

We will be brining you the live updates from the auction hall, till the end of the auction. Just keep visiting this page back to watch with us the entire auction:

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


  • why warid is not paticipating? i use warid connection, will it be in problem after 3G?

    • Speed test is good, but its meaningless. Actual speeds will be known when everybody will be on 3G, i.e. with all the load.

      • I think the idea is to get the theoretical maximum, i.e. what the speed can be *even if* there is minimal load!

        That will give us an idea what we can get even in best case scenario :D

    • Warid alreday has Technology Neutral license for higher frequency band and can offer wireless broadband on its current license after approvals from authorities

  • 3G ka koi or Faida ho ya na ho ye Faida zaroor hoga k ab ham net use karte we SMS kar skenge :D

  • Dear Aamir,
    The details mentioned under your post for “How much you can pay for 3G” are required a little correction please. You have mentioned that there are 20% users who are willing to pay more than Rs 1600. The correct details are that there are only 9% users who are willing to pay more than Rs 1600.

  • It is a bit annoying….to read the latest updates you need to scroll upwards and to read the latest comments you have to scroll downwards.

    • ahhh, I can feel it, but I am sorry there’s nothing much I can do for that right now.

      • the newly installed plugin is a lot help, now you can rearrange the updates as per your convenience, in ascending or descending order. You the folks are putting a lot in it, hats off for the all of your hard work.

  • Will 3G be available all over Pakistan as soon the bid process is completed.

    Please reply

  • I know its bit off topic but its only me or everyone that youtube is working on PTCL Broadband ..

  • auction hasn’t even started yet, and already occasionally getting errors trying to access this page. connection timeout. server error.

  • In Peshawar im using Mobilink 3G from morning-its started here before auction i think :-D

  • Can anyone tell me what will be the possible time we will get these services.

  • Limitation of Data usage will be killing for everyone.. because 3G and 4G provide a high speed bandwidth and it will be like water flows from the cliff!

  • aamir, is it possible to re-arrange this page such that your commentary and user comments are situated (and auto updated) side by side? so for latest comments, no scrolling would be needed.

    • pictures would be good from auction hall… most interested page of ProPakistani ever…

  • I’m just interested to know that after the auction when we will be able to get this service? In a weak? And more importantly will that service will start from big cities only?

  • Very good initiative @aamir7:disqus bhai. Very pleasing to see our own tech sites are following Live updates pattern like The Verge and ArsTechnica. Keep up the great work.

    • I think right now they’re assigned colors to keep the names secret. But it’d be good to know what color band is on top after each round.

  • First round is about to end and you are still on the way to the auction hall.. Great live coverage Amir.

  • Your (aamir) last post was at 9:50 then till now 10:40 no update yet! :( very boring your coverage.

  • live blogging on sleep.. i think Amir is using 3G for streaming movies with proxy… Dear plz say some thing…

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