PTA to Hold 4G Spectrum auction in May 2017

PTA to Hold 4G Spectrum auction in May 2017

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) invites application to hold the auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) spectrum (3G/4G) on May 16, 2017. In compliance with the policy directive, issued on 28th March 2017, PTA  has announced the Information Memorandum (IM) for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) auction across Pakistan.

This Information Memorandum (IM) covers all the rules, process, planned timetable and other information to help prospective applicants.

All Existing and New mobile operators are eligible to apply and required to submit their applications to participate in the auction process by 30th April, 2017.

The 15 years’ License to use the NGMS spectrum will be awarded by means of a two-stage auction process

Stage-1 of Auction Prequalification Stage Including a Pre-Bid Offer.

Stage- 2 of Auction if multiple bidders have submitted the applications, PTA will conduct bidding to assign the spectrum rights.

Base Price

Base price for Two blocks of 10MHz(2 x 10MHz) in  1800MHz  will be USD 295 Million (USD 29.5 Million /MHz).

PTA may also conduct an information session to respond to questions of the applicant and comments and publish the same on the website without providing the identity of the party making the question or comment. No prospective applicant will receive special
treatment or receive special information from PTA in this process.