Telenor Pakistan Submits its Bid for 3G/4G Spectrum Auction

Telenor Pakistan has submitted its bid for the auction of 3G/4G spectrum in 850 MHz band just moments ago.

Telenor Pakistan, as of now, is be the only bidder for the spectrum auction, we have checked with sources at PTA.

It maybe recalled that PTA will be auctioning 10MHz block from 850MHz spectrum on June 20th at a base price of USD 395 million, for which today is the last date for submitting the bids.

Mobilink, Ufone and Zong aren’t participating in the spectrum auction, we have checked officially.

Since there’s no other bidder, Telenor Pakistan is likely to get the spectrum at base price (or even at a lower value — depending on any co-channel interference)

We will update our readers with more details on spectrum auction as they will be available.

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


      • Ab 3G aur 4G donu doray ha shahraiz sahib… Basement main b full signal…every where only telenor

      • Telenor 3g K Pass 5Mhz of 3G License Ha Or 4G License 10Mhz Ka Ha Jiska Matlab Telenor Or Zong 4G K Pass 10Mhz K Block Hon K Telenor K 90% User Pendo Production Hain Jiska Matlab Telenor 3g Par Over Load Ha Or 4G License 10Mhz Hony Ki Waja Se Speed Behtar Ho Jay G Or 4G User Bhi Kam Hain Or Islamabad Main Rehny Waly Bhi Achi Speed Enjoy Kerein Gay

    • Abhi to 2 g say zidia speed nai hi ghadia key thara chalta hi tenlor ka 3g kahror pakka ma

      • Mobilink Or Zong K Pass 10Mhz Ka Block Ha
        Or Ufone, Telenor 3g K Pass 5Mhz Ka Block Ha
        Telenor 3g K User Ziyada Hain Is Liay Speed Kam Ha Or Shaid Apke ilaqay Main Baki Company Ki 3G Ki Services Na Ho Or Jub Dosray network Ki 3G Or 4G Services Aa Jain G To Speed Behtar Ho Jay G Islamabad Main Tamam Company Ki 3G Or 4G Ki Services Hony Ki Waja Se Telenor Ki Downloading Speed Achi Ha Or Abhi App Ko Thora Or intzar Karna Paray Ga

  • kasmay,, aik to ye telenor walay 2G+3G wala package dedete hein aur wo chalta 2G pr he rehta hey.,.

  • Great for the employees of telecom sector. Else Zong & Mobilink were to rule while treating employees like cattle & sheep herd as the Chinese mentality is

  • Lets just hope telenor 4G doesn’t turn out to be a disaster like 3G was…

        • ٹیلی نار کمپنی کے سب سے زیادہ استعمال کنندہ پاٹھی، پینڈو، دیہاتی لوگ ہیں انہیں کچھ اور آتا ہو یا نا آتا ہو پیکج ضرور لگانا آتا ہے اور ٹیلی نار کے یوزر زیادہ ہونے کی وجہ سے اس پر لوڈ زیادہ ہے یعنی بندے پر بندہ چڑھا ہوا ہے جس کی وجہ سے چھوٹے یا بڑے شہروں میں اس کی سپیڈ کم ہے اور فور جی لائسنس ملنے کی وجہ سے ٹیلی نار کی سپیڈ بڑھ جائے گی

          • Totally fazool answer hy ap ka , user koi bhi ho sakta hy , kia sirf shehar waly hi 4g use kr sakty hain . Just shame on your thinking

            • پہلے یہ بتا دیں کہ پنڈ میں رہنے والوں کو پینڈو، دیہاتی نہیں کہتے تو اور کہتے ہیں
              اور کس نے کہا کہ پینڈو انسان نہیں ہوتے اور اگر شک ہے تو ٹیلی نار کیوں رورل ایریا میں کوریج پہلے دے رہے ہیں اس وجہ سے کہ انکے یوزر پینڈو زیادہ ہیں

              • Ap k comment say mujhy yaqeen ha k ap ka taluq b pind say ha , q k paathi word paindu k ilawa kisi ko pata nhi hota k kisy bolty hein
                Kher ap comment soch samjh k dia krein ap k comment jaa rhaana hoty hein , ap apni bat dosron ko zabrdasti samjhany ke koshish krty hein

                • بھائی میں ایک حقیقت بتا رہا ہوں جیسے موبی لنک کے زیادہ استعمال کنندہ کاروباری لوگ ہیں اور چھوٹے شہروں میں سب سے زیادہ موبی لنک استعمال ہوتا ہے اور پرانے موبائل یوزر موبی لنک استعمال کرتے ہیں اور یوفون راولپنڈی اسلام آباد میں لگتا ہے ہر بندے کے پاس یوفون ہی ہے
                  اور ٹیلی نار کی حکمت عملی رہی ہے انہوں نے مین شاہراہوں پر اور دیہات میں سب سے پہلے کوریج دی ہے جس کی وجہ سے اس کے زیادہ تر استعمال کنندہ دیہاتی علاقوں میں ہیں اور زونگ نے سب سے زیادہ توجہ پہاڑی علاقوں میں کوریج دی جس کی وجہ سے اس کے استعمال کنندہ ان علاقوں میں ہیں اور وارد کے سب سے زیادہ استعمال کنندہ لاہور میں ہیں یہ مثال دینے کا مقصد کسی کی دل آزاری کرنا ہرگز نہیں ہے اگر کسی کی دل آزاری ہوئی ہو تو اس کے لیے معافی چاہتا ہوں

                • پاٹھی لفظ چالاک طوطے کا مشہور ڈائلاگ ہے اور معافی چاہتا ہوں اگر آپ کو پاٹھی لفظ برا لگا تو

  • 4G on 850 MHz means low maintinance cost. 1 tower will have more coverage of 4g than Zong and Moblink due to 1800 MHz

  • Sometimes I wounder why PTA and FAB are not auctioning their most precious spectrum 700 MHz? I mean its just only a way in space koi 5 marlay ka plot to nai jo ek baar bech diya toh bas khatam

    • 700 MHz ha PTA k paas kia ? mre pas Razr M ha Jiska 4G 700 pe chalta ha, to koi Umeed RakhuN me kia ?

      • Meri jaan Makhsoos frequencies use hoti hyn mobile technology k liye dunya my un myn se ek 700 b hai. Yeh samajh lo ek raasta hai in air jo communication k liye use ho sakta gai. Har country apne area myn koi b frequency use kar sakti hai. FAB k paas 700 hi nai abhi 2600 MHz b available hyn

        • to ye sare ek sath sale kar k khatam q ni karte ? or ek or baat ye 850MHz Neutral ha, to sab ye q kehre han k 4G Chalaega Telenor ispe ? Telenor ka 3G to bara Hi Ghatya ha.

      • If Its true Miltary can use only 20 MHz, we can auction 40 to 60 MHz and still can avoid interference.

  • I think that band would be superior in terms of coverage, as we can expect better 4g reception but speeds would be compromised due to less bandwith

  • telenor is managing its spectrum need by participating in auction. what about Ufone now.. because it is already weakest 3G career by coverage and bandwidth. mean..is it merging with Zong?

      • u cant ignore telenor which is backed by experienced professionals and heavy financials. telenor entered at No 4 in Pakistan but today it is No. 2 by market share. now telenor may give tough time to mobilink and zong with 4G.

      • If it happens then CCP may reject merger request with the reason that it ll reduce competition.. waise ab ufone k pass aor koi chara b nhi.. dubai k sheikhon ki investment krne se to jaan jati hai.. infrastrcture pe kharch kiye bughair profit suck krr rhy hain by cutting HR related expenses like pension etc..

      • Ufone ka network itna ganda ho chuka hai k call karney k liye das bar number try karo tou aik bar miley ga baki 9 bar recordings sunnay ko milien gi k filwaqt rabta mumkin nahi ya aapka matloba number is waqt band hai. jab k number on hota hai.

        • Due to low frequency it has better coverage but low bandwidth. So speed will not be as good as 1800 MHz

          • Kia Waja Ha Aik Jaga Ap Keh Rahay Hain Pta 700MhZ Frequency Ki Demand Kar Rahy Hain Or Ab Keh Rahay Hain K 850 MHz Ki Speed Kam Ho G 700 or 850 Ka Difference Batain

            • The lower we go in frequency the better it is in terms of building or Foliage penetration. Zafar Abbas gave an incomplete answer, Frequency has nothing to do with bandwidth .A 10 MHz bandwidth (think of it as width of a pipe) in 850MHz or 1800 MHz will give you same bitrate from the Mobile tower (provided channel conditions are same for both freqencies) but the reason why a user would get higher data rate with higher frequency is because coverage of mobile tower with higher frequency will be less, which mean less number of users sharing the bandwidth.

            • Progressed countries like USA and Korea myn LTE hamesha 2-3 Frequencies pe chalaya jata hai. One on a low frequency like 700 or 900 kyun k unki range ziada hoti hai aur strong signals hotay hyn like room aur basements myn b pooray signals aatay hyn. Laikin low frequency pe interference ziada hoti hy es liye speed pe asar parrta hy aur filtars require hotay hyn, us ko cover karne k liye saath barri frequency like 1800 aur 2600 use ki jaati hai. Jis ki wajah se wahan speed ziada aati hai. So 700 is best for range and 2600 is best for speed. Aur hum dono ko use nai kar rahay.

    • It will have better coverage due to lower frequency but I reckon technically 1800 MHz is better, because in city areas it will be difficult to restrict 850 MHz band coverage in targeted area, thus interference might be higher.

    • Excellently Qk Pta NE Zong 4G Launch Hony Se Pehly Warid 4G Lte Launch Nahi Hony Dia Tha

  • 3G to theek karlain pehlay yeh ek to signal nahi atay .. Agar abhi gaye to chalta nahi 3G.

  • Ab telenor ka 3G aur 4G donu doray ga ….Basement main b full signal…every where only TELENOR… Pura signal ..full speed… Full indoor coverage.

    • Bhai spectrum purchase karnay kay baad bhi yeh sab hotay hotay waqt lagaya ga asa thori hai kay license mil gaya aur network theek hogaya .. Abhi to telenor aur rulaye ga bhai.

      • Telenor NE 3g License Leny K Bad Sub Se Pehly or Sab Se Ziyada Coverage Di Thi Islamabad Main Or Yaqeenan 4G K License Milny K Bad Aysa Hi Ho Ga
        Wo Belt Band Kar Bethy Hain
        Ap 20 June Ka intzar Karain

  • Great, INDIA also use 850 MHz 4G band..
    Upcoming INDIAN telecom auction, Telenor INDIA may bid 700mhz 4G band in India.

  • Why every one saying that telenor will become 4g. The license to be auctioned is a 3G LICENSE not 4G.

    • Where is this written?

      850MHz 3G will make things even worse, they will only increase coverage, but speeds won’t improve at all.

  • 850MHz isn’t going to help Telenor, they’ll just jack up the prices, but their speeds will still suck.
    Such a small spectrum in a low frequency band will only mean better coverage than 1800 or 2100, but also half the bandwidth.

  • Bravo Telenor! Despite higher tax regime, government unfriendly policies towards telecom sector its investment of 40 billion rupees shows it commitment and long term plan for Pakistani market. With this investment the rumors about Telenor loosing interest in Pakistan and shifting its investment towards India will also die. TP Rocks……………………

  • Telenor didn’t buy 1800 Mhz for 210m USD….. a better frequency for 4G .. now when the competition is tough and getting ahead andbetter.. they have no choice but to buy 850Mhz at 395m USD… the question is will PTA sell at base price or will they have some interference issues and Telenor will only pay a lesser fee…. Lets see… Also do we have good 850 Handsets in the market ..I am not sure its the case…

    • US $ 395 Million for 2G,3G,4G
      US $ 210 Million for only 4G

      Telenor ny jo 2G ka license 2004 mein purchase kia tha wo 2019 mein expire ho raha ha , or b kafi sari reasons hein , for those reasons it is a great step by telenor i think

      • I think they are starved for frequency now, they will need to retain their 900/1800 Mhz in 2019 or maybe buy some other band…..in 1800Mhz only.

  • Zong and Mobilink (Warid) already have 4G. Telenor has applied. Why Ufone didn’t apply? :O

    • بھائی بہت بڑی گیم ہے وارد کی طرح کا کوئی چکر ہوگا

  • Oh, you are an expert!
    But we hear from every where that higher frequencies transfer data much faster compared to lower resulting higher throughput, NO?

    • If you look closely, bandwidth at higher frequency is cheaper and you normally get more for your money. Below is list of UK operators that won 4G licences in 2013. you can see 800 Mega-Hz band is far more expensive than 2.6 Giga-Hertz frequency. e.g British Telecom (BT) got more bandwidth than Hutchison 3G (3Mobile) but paid less

      Winning bidder

      Spectrum won

      Base price
      ………………………………………………
      Everything Everywhere Ltd

      2 x 5 MHz of 800 MHz and

      2 x 35 MHz of 2.6 GHz

      £588,876,000
      …………………………………………….
      Hutchison 3G UK Ltd

      2 x 5 MHz of 800 MHz

      £225,000,000
      ……………………………………………
      Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd

      (a subsidiary of BT Group plc)

      2 x 15 MHz of 2.6 GHz and

      1 x 20 MHz of 2.6 GHz (unpaired)

      £186,476,000
      ……………………………………………………….
      Telefónica UK Ltd

      2 x 10 MHz of 800 MHz

      (coverage obligation lot)

      £550,000,000
      ………………………………………………………….
      Vodafone Ltd

      2 x 10 MHz of 800 MHz,

      2 x 20 MHz of 2.6 GHz and

      1 x 25 MHz of 2.6 GHz (unpaired)

      £790,761,000
      ………………………………………………………………
      Total

      £2,341,113,000

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