In order to enable and provide customers with diversified voice and data services, next generation mobile services are embraced by most of the telecom operators around the world.
In Pakistan, for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of next generation services, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Value Partners Management Consulting Limited (VPMCL) has signed a formal contract at the PTA headquarters reported The Express Tribune on Thursday.
According to the PTA’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Terms of References (ToRs), competition and complete transparency in the auction is the responsibility of the selected consultants for the entire process of spectrum auction. They would further provide inputs, recommendations and professional analysis.
VPMCL is a consortium of consultants from the US, UK, Singapore and Spain. Under the directive of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, VPMCL was declared successful after the completion of evaluation process for the selection of a consultant of international repute.
According to PTA, mobile phone users in Pakistan would be able to transmit and receive high speed data through their handsets.
In order to modernize the mobile telephone system in Pakistan, the auction of next generation mobile services was a necessary step.
As compare to the current GPRS/Edge networks available to us right now, with next generation mobile services consumers would enjoy video calls, internet browsing and downloading at relatively higher speeds.