PTA Set to Auction Additional 3G, 4G Spectrum to Telcos

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has initiated a drive to auction the available spectrum from 1800 & 2100 MHz bands to cellular Mobile phone operators.

The auction will be held in the coming months, as the telecom regulator wants to hire a consultant for this process to carry out research on the industry, the design of the spectrum, and the potential price of the spectrum.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread in the country, the demand for broadband internet has risen in a staggering way, including the use of the internet by old and new users. The country witnessed various new trends including increasing demand for content related to entertainment, online classes and work-from-home, e-commerce and e-health.

The high demand for mobile internet has compromised the quality of service for broadband internet.

PTA, through its consultant, will conduct a study on the available spectrum in 1800 & 2100 MHz in Pakistan with future projections for the next 3 years, targeting to achieve overall economic growth and incentivize foreign investment, considering the impact of past auctions, renewals and other relevant factors.

The study will help devise a strategy for available spectrum auction in the light of international best practices suited for Pakistan’s Telecom market. The aim will be to assign the spectrum in a manner to make block size of contiguous frequencies by re-farming existing assignments to make standardized block sizes.

The auction drive entitled “Spectrum Auction Pakistan 2020-21” is focused on regulatory consistency for the investors, mobile broadband proliferation, and future sustainability of the Cellular Mobile Communication Sector with an overall economic growth of Pakistan.

PTA will carry out spectrum rationalization, re-adjustment plan (850, 900, 1800 & 2100 MHz) with an objective to maximize efficient spectrum utilization in line with international best practices for spectrum assignments.

At present, Zong, Telenor and Jazz maintain 2 blocks of 5 MHz each. Ufone manages 1 block of 5MHz. In 2017, Jazz was last awarded a spectrum with a 4G license at $295 million.


  • ProPak, please update on Ufone ‘s potential merger with PTCL/other cellular operator, as mews are circulating in mainstream media from past one week. Liiking forward.

    • Shukar hy kofr toota khuda khuda kar
      Ufone Pakistan ka sab sy expensive aor useless network hy koi package kaam ka nahi sirf jahil log he use kartay hain Ufone jin ko baaqi networks k sastay packages ka knowledge nahi
      Shukar hy Ufone loss mein gia jis ki waja sy Ufone ko sale karnay ka faisla Kia gia
      Allah karay Jazz Ufone ko purchase karay
      Es waqt Jazz Pakistan ka sab sy sasta network hy jazz ka network some areas mein slow hy but jaldi network theek ho jaye ga because jazz MIMO technology introduce karwa raha hy
      Telenor k packages bhe sastay hain aor network jazz sy unstable hy mostly areas mein Telenor k network ka bahot masla hy jo k budget na honay ki waja sy company theek nahi kar rahi
      Zong k packages expensive hain aor sab sy buri baat ye hy k agar zong k package ka data baaqi ho aor expiry date sy pehlay package karo tu ap ka pehlay wala data new package mein add nahi hota aor zong bahot bahot balance chori karta hy baaqi zong ka network bahot fast hy
      Ufone k packages sab network sy expensive hain agar ap logo k paas zara bhe aqal naam ki cheez hy tu internet py Ufone k internet aor hybrid offers aor sms packages bhe check karo aor en ko baaqi networks sy bhe compare karo tu ap logo ka andaza ho ga k ufone kitna expensive hy
      Ufone ka network bhe bahot bahot slow hy 80% areas mein Ufone ka network bahot slow aor unstable hy 20% areas mein kuch stable hy
      Jahaan baaqi networks ka 4G+ chalta hy wahaan Ufone ka sirf 3G chalta hy magar baat packages ki hy agar packages sastay aor ziada hoon tu network ya speed etni metter nahi karti es liye Jazz aor Telenor achay network hain because Jazz aor Telenor k packages best sastay hain network ka bhe guzara hy Zong k packages affordable nahi aor packages ki data add up waali policy bhe bahot bakwaas hy
      Overall jazz and Telenor ko Ufone purchase karna chahiye

  • Shukar hy kofr toota khuda khuda kar
    Ufone Pakistan ka sab sy expensive aor useless network hy koi package kaam ka nahi sirf jahil log he use kartay hain Ufone jin ko baaqi networks k sastay packages ka knowledge nahi
    Shukar hy Ufone loss mein gia jis ki waja sy Ufone ko sale karnay ka faisla Kia gia
    Allah karay Jazz Ufone ko purchase karay
    Es waqt Jazz Pakistan ka sab sy sasta network hy jazz ka network some areas mein slow hy but jaldi network theek ho jaye ga because jazz MIMO technology introduce karwa raha hy
    Telenor k packages bhe sastay hain aor network jazz sy unstable hy mostly areas mein Telenor k network ka bahot masla hy jo k budget na honay ki waja sy company theek nahi kar rahi
    Zong k packages expensive hain aor sab sy buri baat ye hy k agar zong k package ka data baaqi ho aor expiry date sy pehlay package karo tu ap ka pehlay wala data new package mein add nahi hota aor zong bahot bahot balance chori karta hy baaqi zong ka network bahot fast hy
    Ufone k packages sab network sy expensive hain agar ap logo k paas zara bhe aqal naam ki cheez hy tu internet py Ufone k internet aor hybrid offers aor sms packages bhe check karo aor en ko baaqi networks sy bhe compare karo tu ap logo ka andaza ho ga k ufone kitna expensive hy
    Ufone ka network bhe bahot bahot slow hy 80% areas mein Ufone ka network bahot slow aor unstable hy 20% areas mein kuch stable hy
    Jahaan baaqi networks ka 4G+ chalta hy wahaan Ufone ka sirf 3G chalta hy magar baat packages ki hy agar packages sastay aor ziada hoon tu network ya speed etni metter nahi karti es liye Jazz aor Telenor achay network hain because Jazz aor Telenor k packages best sastay hain network ka bhe guzara hy Zong k packages affordable nahi aor packages ki data add up waali policy bhe bahot bakwaas hy
    Overall jazz and Telenor ko Ufone purchase karna chahiye


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