Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Value Partners Management Consulting Limited have signed a formal contract at PTA headquarters today for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of next generation services spectrum. After the completion of evaluation process for the selection of consultant of international repute, under the policy directive of the MoIT&T, Value Partners Management Consulting Limited was declared successful as consultant for the auction of next generation mobile services in Pakistan.
Value Partners is a Consortium Consultants of USA, UK, Singapore and Spain. During the ceremony, Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Member (Compliance & Enforcement) Mr. Zafarullah Khan, Member (Finance) Mr. Tariq Sultan, representatives from Value Partners Management Consulting, and senior officers of PTA were present.
The consultants would provide professional analysis, input, and advice/recommendations on the whole auction process as per PTA’s RFP and ToRs, and for the successful completion of auction in a transparent manner, averting collusion, ensuring competition and complete transparency in the auction process.
It may be mentioned that most of telecom operators world-wide have already embraced the next generation mobile services, enabling them to provide their customers with diverse and rich voice and data services, thereby sparking social and economic growth and increasing their revenues. Auction of next generation mobile services is an important step in modernization of mobile telephone system in Pakistan. With the auction of next generation mobile services, Pakistani mobile phone users would be able to transmit and receive high speed data through their handsets. High speed data would enable the possibility of video calls, internet browsing and downloading at a much higher speeds than the currently available GPRS/EDGE networks.
Khurrum A. Mehran