3G, 4G bring Pakistan to cutting edge of technology, says Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said successful auction of 3G and 4G spectrums has opened up new world of exploration and achievement.

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Published: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 11:17 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:43 PM

In his congratulatory message, he said this, much delayed, initiative has brought Pakistan to the cutting edge of technology, upon which our nation will achieve new frontiers of advancement.

He said the adoption of this technology will not only improve service delivery in every area, but will open up new opportunities for employment business and income generation.

He congratulated the people who made this technological launch possible. Sharif said the team led by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Minister of State for Information and Technology, Anusha Rehman, made the auction possible in a transparent and most competitive manner.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan raised $1.13 billion in the auction of licences that will help boost the country’s foreign exchange reserves.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, or PTA, sold 3G licences to four existing operators — the Pakistan unit of China Mobile Ltd., Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd’s Mobilink, Telenor ASA’s local subsidiary and Ufone of Pakistan Telecommunication Co. — Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced at a Press conference after the auction held in Islamabad. China Mobile also won a 4G licence.

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