Govt Extends Cellular Licenses of Jazz and Telenor by One Month

The government has given one month extension to Jazz and Telenor and their services would not be suspended on May 25 i.e. the due date for expiry of two operators’ licenses.

This was revealed by Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Major Gen (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa while speaking with ProPakistani.

The cellular mobile licenses of Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (ex Warid/Jazz) and Telenor Pakistan Limited (Telenor) are going to expire on May 25, 2019 and are due for renewal.

Bajwa said that according to the policy directives, the services of both mobile companies would not be suspended as the government has given them extension till June 25, 2019.

The policy directive states, “The payment (100% or 50% upfront as the case maybe) shall be due on 25th June, 2019.

In case, the spectrum is utilized till 25th June 2019 and requisite payment is not made, the proportionate amount shall be charged, for the said period, in addition to any legal action as per the Act, Rules, Policy, etc.

The renewal price for the right to use frequency spectrum included in the licenses being renewed shall be in accordance with per MHz price benchmarks from frequency spectrum auctions of 2016 and 2017 i.e. per MHz price for frequency spectrum in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz shall be USD 39.5 million and USD 29.5 million, respectively.

While briefing Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet secretariat, Bajwa said that roll out obligations and quality of services would be upgraded in the renewal of licenses.

He said that if an operator had to cover tehsil headquarter earlier only, now they would have to cover 100 percent tehsil with data and voice services.


  • Why Extend Why : Even Andriod Wale Nothing Care / Or THINK About Huawei :
    Unho Ne Step Le Liya :

    PTA You should be Step ahead to ban this Extra High Income Wale GSM in Pakistan Or Ask to Submit 1 Billion Dollar in Cash / Bank Transfer On Same Day for Renewal of License Otherwise : Goto Mars

        • Jazz iss waqat top per hai, customer wise aur package wise bhi popular hai… Jazz k baad 4g internet k lehaz se Zong top per hai, dosri barri company…

          • Jazz top per ha urban areas mein , Rural areas mein zero per ha , Zong ny jitni service de ha 4G ke pury Pakistan mein us say confirm ha k agly 15 saal tak Zong top per he rahy ge , abhi to logon ko smartphone ka sahi Use b pata nhi chala , aor PTA ke officio website pay ja k chek krein Zong is ahead 4G customers k lihaz say b aor services k lihaz say b

  • We only know how many Telco invest, can we know how many $ dollers are taken out by these service providers, I think we can manage our own networks (Shareholders). A network of 50 million subscribers should at least pay 1$ per year per subscriber…..

  • In gilgit baltistan there is no 3g and 4g services so we are waiting pta order to install 3g and 4g services soon i hope pta will launch there 3g and 4g across gilgit baltistan we are living in 19ts plz i request you for launching 3g and 4g…

  • These companies are also exploiting Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom by using media.. Court me alag gai hoa hain ye log.. But Minister Information Technology and telecom ka stance bohat clear hy k blackmail nai hona coz ye etna earn kr rahy to kch government of pakistan ko bhe dain


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