PTA to launch fresh spectrum auction

22 Jan 2015

Sector watchdog the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has begun looking for consultants to aid the process of selling off spectrum in the 850MHz and 1800MHz bands for next generation mobile services (NGMS), The Express Tribune writes. The previous frequency sale, in April 2014, had left the 850MHz airwaves previously held by Instaphone as well as a 10MHz tranche of 1800MHz spectrum unsold. The PTA will select consultants for the tender by 12 March 2015.