PTA to launch 3G auction within three to four months?

3 Aug 2010

According to the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Dr Muhammad Yaseen, auctions for third-generation spectrum are expected to launch within the next three to four months, the Daily Times reports. The policy framework for the introduction of 3G services is also expected to be finalised shortly, with Naguibullah Malik, secretary of the Ministry of Information, Technology and Telecommunication, claiming that most of the work has already been done, with only ‘certain administrative procedures’ yet to be completed to conclude the policy phase. ‘It is the right time for industry to go for 3G but it could not be done hastily, it takes time and a series of seminars being held in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi is the part of its awareness campaign among all stakeholders of the telecom industry,’ Malik noted.