Mobilink Will Not Participate in 3G/4G Auction: Aamir Ibrahim

Mobilink, the largest mobile phone operator in the country, has decided not to participate in next month’s 3G/4G auction for the 850MHz band.

“We will not be part of this auction”, said Aamir Ibrahim, Deputy CEO of Mobilink, at a press conference in Islamabad moments ago.

While responding to a media question, Aamir said that his company had certain reservations over the 3G/4G spectrum auction in 850Mhz band, that were communicated to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

It maybe recalled that PTA has rejected majority of demands/recommendations that were shared by stakeholders, including Mobilink.

Experts say that Mobilink currently isn’t in much need for additional spectrum, additionally their merger with Warid means no chance for them to be in the auction process.

Ufone, on the other hands, isn’t going for the spectrum auction as well, we know through sources. This leaves only Zong and Telenor as only possible contestants for spectrum auction.

As one might understand, Zong doesn’t need any spectrum, especially when they already have 3G/4G spectrum and licenses, so their chances of going into auction are bleak unless they decide to grab the spectrum just to block Telenor from having it.

Telenor currently needs the spectrum the most, but we aren’t yet sure about their decision for going into the auction process. Their main concern would be the price that’s set at a whooping $395 million for 10MHz block.

Not to mention, tomorrow is the last date for submitting the pre-bid proposals.

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


  • zaroorat he nai warid k merger k bad spectrum ki moj lag gie ha

    • Aon Bilal

      1 karor Customer Or 4G Bhi Muft Main

      • Adeel

        99,99,999 meine apna postpaid number cancel karwa diya hai ?

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          hahahaha

        • Aon Bilal

          Wo Mery Friend NE Warid 4G Lte SIM Lay Kar 1 Karor Pory Kar Diay Thay

      • yep

  • Desi

    They will regret it…..Only time will tell

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    I bet nobody will participate

  • Junaid

    Govt agencies like PTA, PEMRA are full of idiots that know nothing about technology an are simple pen pushers. Instead of creating a lively environment for competition to grow they create price hikes to slow down the industry.

  • BADAR

    We need more mobile operators