Raising objections on a request by Warid Telecom, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has now sought a fresh application from the mobile network operator, declaring that certain amendments in its licence are necessary to launch 4G LTE services in the country.
PTA had held auctions for 3G and 4G network licences on April 23 – a process in which Warid did not participate in. The bids of four mobile operators of Pakistan qualified for the auction of 3G and 4G namely Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong.
Warid had previously already obtained a spectrum that would allow the roll-out of 4G.
The PTA, while seeking details of the spectrum that is under Warid’s use, has asked the mobile network operator to submit a fresh application in this regard.
It should be noted that the other mobile operators who had participated in the auction had protested against Warid’s roll out of the new technology . Particularly Zong who have paid a substantial amount for their 4G license.