ATRA calls for consultant to assist with 3G & 4G spectrum valuation

15 Nov 2010

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) is seeking an international consultant to provide technical assistance with the valuation of frequencies planned for 3G and WiMAX operations. Experts interested in the job are invited to submit their proposals to the chairman of the regulator by 24 November. The winning consultant will be expected to deliver an assessment of the Afghani telecoms marketplace in respect of its readiness for the introduction of 3G, and recommend appropriate licensing fees based on the auction of two 3G (2×10MHz in the 2.1GHz band) concessions, as well as the non-competitive award of five licences. The winner will also be asked to recommend appropriate licensing fees for five WiMAX spectrum licences using 20MHz of frequencies in the 3.6GHz band. Further details can be found at www.atra.gov.af.