Pakistan today won the prestigious Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award at GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015 ceremony held in Barcelona, Spain today.
Award was presented to Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication.
Pakistan was awarded in the category of “Government Mobile Excellence” for successfully auctioning 3G and 4G spectrum in Pakistan and Ms. Anusha Rehman, Minister for State, received the award on behalf of Pakistan, her team at MoIT, PTA and everyone that was involved in getting the auction done successfully.
Ms. Anusha Rehman, State Minister for Telecom and IT, recieving Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award at GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015
In April 2014, the Ministry of Information Technology successfully auctioned spectrum for 3G/4G services in Pakistan in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands. Since then, there has been a rapid uptake of 3G services, bringing significant benefits to consumers and the national economy, and providing huge growth potential for industry players including operators, device manufacturers, application developers and distributors.
The rapid roll-out of 3G and 4G services is boosting growth and efficiency in all sectors including education, banking, media, health and retailing, as well as being a key enabler for innovative e-services such as e-medicine and e-education in rural and remote areas of Pakistan.
The awards were presented as part of the GSMA’s annual Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress.
More than 1,200 key government and regulatory representatives from around the world are meeting with industry leaders to discuss specific regulatory issues relating to innovation and development of mobile communications.