PTA has received four bids for spectrum auction for 3G & 4G license auction till the deadline as per the details, procedure, requirements and criteria laid down in the Information Memorandum (IM). Four existing Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) ie. China Mobile, PTML (UFone), Mobilink and Telenor Pakistan submitted their bids while Warid did not participate.
After evaluation of bids PTA will announce the qualified bidders on April 17, 2014. As the demand is more than the supply the allocation of spectrum will happen through an auction process.PTA signed a formal contract with Value Partners Management Consulting Limited (VPMCL) for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of spectrum for next generation mobile services. The Consultants in consultation with Govt. and PTA have developed an efficient and transparent method for the auction, which is going to happen on April 23rd.