Govt announced that the 3G/4G licenses will be auctioned in March 2014 (Next month)
3G/4G Spectrum Auction Advisory Supervisory Committee
Islamabad (Friday, February 21, 2014) – Federal Finance Minister Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar has announced that the Advanced Telecom Services Spectrum auction mobile communication will be at the end of March. In this auction of third-generation technology, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar expected to take part.
Dar stated that the government has approved the draft information memorandum prepared by the consultants, and that the license will be offered for 15 years.
A high-level government source earlier confirmed that the government had officially endorsed recommendations proposed by the auction consultants. The finance minister and the Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman had participated in the meeting.
The information was accidentally leaked by a photographer of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) when he inadvertently took a photograph of the proposal.
The photograph had revealed that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will auction 50 MHz of spectrum (30 MHz in 3G band and 20 MHz in 4G band).
The base price will be $295 million per 10 MHz for 3G and $210 million per 10 MHz for 4G