Auction of 3G spectrum likely to take place by first week of March 2014

Auction of 3G spectrum likely to take place by first week of March 2014 | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – Long-awaited development in Pakistan information technology (IT) sector, auction of 3G spectrum is likely to take place by first week of March 2014, PakistanTribe.com reported.

 According to the sources in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Ministry of IT (MoIT) initial arrangement to make the process transparent are almost done and finalised.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman at Senate Standing Committee on Tuesday took up matters concerning auction of 3G which is likely to take place by first week of March 2014, according to Anusha Rehman.

Five consultants have been short-listed out of the seven international firms to ensure transparency in auction of 3G spectrum, the officials of the ministry informed the meeting.

With more than 130million mobile subscribers (72% Teledensity) and over 40million internet users Pakistan is considered technology hot spot in the world.

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Graduate in Media Sciences, Afrah Kamran is PakistanTribe's Correspondent in the United States. She writes on current affairs and latest happenings across U.S., especially from New York and Washington. She was part of PakistanTribe's editorial desk before leaving for United States.

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