Islamabad: Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Raja Javed Ikhlas on Tuesday said that auction of 3G and 4G telecom licenses is on the cards to further develop the telecom sector and provide latest mobile facilities to the customers.
Raja Javed Ikhlas informed the National Assembly that over 120 million people are benefiting from the telecom services in the country and the government wants to further expand reach.
He clarified that telephone towers in the residential areas by mobile phone companies are installed as per the laid down rules and procedures.
There are three 3G (in 2100 MHz) and two 4G (in 1800 MHz) licenses to be auctioned through two-stage bidding. One 15 MHz spectrum from 850 MHz band will be allotted if any new operator gets the license.
Earlier on Monday, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Anusha Rahman said inception of 3G and 4G technology would bring economic growth and ensure millions of new jobs to educated youth in the country.