In the Spectrum Auction for Next Generation Mobile Services AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan, Jazz and Zong are competing for 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz band, and the third round is now underway. PTML (Ufone), Telenor, and CMPAK (Zong) have each submitted a demand for 1.2 MHz in the 1800 MHz band, which is not part of the Electronic Auction.
For 10 MHz, bidding began in rounds, and Jazz and Zong are in the running for the spectrum. The Spectrum Auction for 1800 MHz was set for September 28, 2021. After receiving the Policy Directive from the government, PTA issued an Information Memorandum (IM) on August 17, 2021.
On September 22, PTA received sealed bids for AJ&K and GB including demand of Operators, namely CMPAK (Zong), PMCL (Jazz), PTML (Ufone), and Telenor Pakistan for Spectrum in both the offered bands, in accordance with the dates indicated in the Information Memorandum.
The Spectrum auction process is overseen by the Auction Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the finance minister and includes representation from all stakeholders, including the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, as well as the Secretary for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan.
PTML (Ufone), Telenor, and CMPAK (Zong) have each submitted a demand for 1.2 MHz in the 1800 MHz band, which is not part of the Electronic Auction. Telenor Pakistan has made a claim for 15 MHz of spectrum in the 2100 MHz band that is not included in the Electronic Auction. After the auction, the total revenue produced and the final auction results will be announced in both bands.
For a fair and transparent spectrum auction process, an Auction Committee with representatives from both PTA and FAB is overseeing the entire process internally.