Telenor Pakistan Awarded 4G License

Technology neutral license for the 10 MHz of frequency spectrum 850 MHz has been handed over to the successful bidder, Telenor Pakistan in a “License awarding Ceremony” which was held at Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications today.

Minister for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rahman formally handed over 850 MHz license to Mr. Michal Foley CEO Telenor Pakistan.

The new CEO designate Mr. Irfan Wahab was also present at the event. The newly awarded license will also enable Telenor Pakistan to launch 4G Services in Pakistan and would become third 4G operator in the Country

Anusha Rahman, while congratulating Telenor Pakistan, stated that Telenor has played a significant role in the sector during the last few years. Telenor successfully participated in all 3 spectrum auctions held in last twelve years and have invested billions in Pakistan since they first got the license in 2004.

Telenor Pakistan also played a significant role with other operators in Biometric Sim verification process as well as extended their support in handling the menace of Gray Traffic. Anusha Rahman further said that when she became Minister, the broadband penetration was less then 3% but within a shortest span, Mobile Broadband is grown to more than 19% and is targeted to cross 38% by 2020 In sha Allah. The new license to Telenor will further enable taking high speed connectivity and the associated socio economic benefits and opportunities to the Pakistani citizens.

While expressing his gratitude to the Government, Michael Foley, CEO, Telenor Pakistan, said, “Telenor is committed to supporting Pakistan’s efforts to become a digitally developed nation. Driven by our vision of empowering societies, our success to date has been built on a simple realization: mobile communication, financial services and internet are not luxury goods for the few; they are for everyone. He extended his heartfelt felicitation to the Minister for her nomination as “Broadband Commissioner” in global Broadband Commission. He hailed the Minister for her key initiatives towards expanding the overall digital ecosystem in the country.

Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir also congratulated Telenor Pakistan and appreciated the role of his team at MoIT, PTA, FAB for Carrying out another successful and transparent spectrum auction.   Chairman PTA, Members (Telecom, Legal, IT & HR), Senior Officials from FAB and MoIT were also present in this license awarding ceremony.

  • After looking at the pic at first instance I thought why its given to Anusha Rehman then I realized that she is the one who is giving it and the other guy is actually receiving it.

  • ZTE vendor and expecting quality impossible, next is of warid + maybelink as maybelink have changed venodor

  • Congratulations TP, we are anxiously waiting for Telenor 4G, hopefully it will be great success like your other services.

  • Congratulations Michael Foley, CEO Telenor, Irfan Wahab Designated CEO Telenor, Honorable Broadband Commissioner pride of Pakistan, Chairman PTA un-tiring efforts, ingenuity,Secretary MOITT role as Government Policy think tank which made all this happen. Supporting efforts to become a digitally developed nation. Empowering societies mobile communications. .
    Support for Road Safety in Pakistan with Traffic fine payment system, I wish it could be MORE hence if you could DO More in the Road Safety the noble cause of Saving lives, on road accidents, injuries, and regulation in Pakistan. I wish an audience, before you’ve left.

        • They can buy a new spectrum in same price rather than making huge fixed & variable cost of operating a new tower. So this solution is out of question.

  • Congratulations Telenor we are waiting for Telenor 4G. Zong 4G vs Telenor 4G.
    Who will delivered the best services?

    • Zong and Mobilink will always have upper hand on Telenor as far as 4G speed is concerned due to high Frequency 1800 MHz. Telenor will enjoy wide and better indoor coverage due to low LTE operating Frequency 850 MHz but face data packet lost issues due to interference that will cause low speed.

  • i have Successfully installed 2 trial Telenor 4G sites, one in G-13 Sector, and other one in Swat, this is just for testing purposes.

    Check below screenshot.

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