Rationalization Plan for 1800 MHz Spectrum Completed
(Islamabad: 18th February, 2022): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has conducted Spectrum Auction in Pakistan in September 2021 in accordance with the Policy Directive of Government of Pakistan issued on 4th August 2021. Accordingly, a rationalization plan in 1800 MHz spectrum band was issued by PTA in consultation with Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) for contiguity of spectrum by all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) for efficient spectrum utilization.
Jazz, CMPAK, Telenor & Ufone, under the supervision and guidance of PTA and FAB, in a coordinated activity of approximately three months, have implemented the Rationalization Plan.
The technical teams of all stakeholders worked day and night for a successful outcome, without disturbance of services in entire Pakistan. This will ensure efficient utilization of contiguous spectrum holdings and better user experience. Furthermore, it will be beneficial for launch of future technologies in Pakistan.
Khurram Ali Mehran