3G Spectrum to Continue Despite PTA Lacking a Member

Although the Pakistan senate recommended the PTA to delay its planned 3G/4G auction, the ICT minister has rejected the suggestion and said the auction will go ahead this month as planned. The senate standing committee on information technology said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not yet appointed a technical member and recommended the regulator delay the auction until it has done so. The PTA told the committee it has already appointed a firm to process applications and hired the technical member. ICT minister Anusha Rehman, said the ministry would not follow the recommendation and said the auction would be completed by 23 April.

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