PTA initiates cellular license renewal & Additional Spectrum Auction in AJK & Gilgit Baltistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has initiated the request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for the hiring of consultant(s)/consulting firm(s) for cellular license renewal and Additional Spectrum Auction in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

PTA intends to seek services of a Consultant/Consulting Firm (hereinafter referred to as “Consultant”), for Cellular License Renewal and Additional Spectrum Auction in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan (AJ&K AND GB).

Whereas, Request for Proposal (RFP) is invited on the basis of the terms and conditions illustrated in this document, for which the applicant shall provide details along with the proposal for achieving optimal results through successful completion of Spectrum Auction for enhanced Mobile Broadband Proliferation in AJ&K and GB; assessment of AJ&K and GB’s Telecom market place; suggest spectrum rationalization plans with relevant terms and conditions for cellular license renewal; calculation of spectrum base price (based on complete valuation of the spectrum to be auctioned), design of auction process etc.

Earlier PTA initiated the process of auctioning the available spectrum from 1800 and 2100MHz bands to cellular mobile phone operators aimed at improving the quality of services and generating revenue.

The auction drive entitled, “Spectrum Auction Pakistan 2020-21” is focused on regulatory consistency for the investors, mobile broadband proliferation, and future sustainability of the cellular mobile communication sector with an overall economic growth of Pakistan.

The PTA has started the process to hire a consultant for this process to carry out research on the industry, the design of the spectrum, and the potential price of the spectrum.