Islamabad (January 13, 2021): Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has renewed PTCL integrated license for next 25 years, effective from 1st January 2021. License is technology neutral and PTCL shall be able to provide all state-of the-art telecom services under the renewed license except mobile services across the country in 14 telecom regions.
In order to have enhanced quality of services (QoS) parameters, the renewed license entails conditions including 5% annual increase of Next Generation Access Network (NGAN) connections and QoS service parameters as per international standards.
Conditions related to Consumer Protection, help line services, commercial agreement obligations and others have also been included in the license.
The license fee shall comprise of 0.66 % of annual gross revenue of the licensee paid upfront whereas 0.5% shall be paid as annual license fees and 2% for USF and R&D Fund. For already allocated WLL spectrum, price has been linked with the USD to be deposited by PTCL every year. PTCL will be able to use Radio Frequency Spectrum till 2024, as per the existing allocation.
The licensee shall ensure consumer data privacy and network security. As per license conditions, PTA shall monitor service quality periodically.
Khurram Ali Mehran