Pakistan plans to carry out another 4G band auction in March 2017


The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Pakistan, very soon is going to start auction process of all remaining 4G spectrum.

This  auction is planned to be done by the end of March 2017.

Spokesperson of Ministry of information Technology and Telecommunication has declared the on-going processes for auctioning the remaining 4G spectrum. He told that for this purpose file has been sent the office of prime Minister,requesting for structuring Auction Supervisory committee. This committee will be responsible to fix the base price of selling products.


On the other hand, few information that tells there is low 4G spectrum demand in the market, but the estimated price is quite high.

In this regard Pakistan had started its first  online auction where the telecom operators did send bids through secure portal.

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Zong & Mobilink each was successful to win the 10 MHz 3G spectrum’s  in 2100 MHz band, Telenor & Ufone won the 5 MHz 3G spectrum in 2100 MHz band each. Zong was successful to win the 10 MHz 4G spectrum in 1800 MHz band.



 Telenor & Warid were later successful to have the 4G spectrums.  Mobilink also achieved the 4G functionality after it obtained Warid, Ufone is  the only company who is not  having the 4G spectrum.




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