Mobilink confirms it will not bid for 850MHz spectrum

1 Jun 2016

Pakistan’s largest cellco by subscribers, Mobilink, has confirmed that it will not be participating in the upcoming auction of 850MHz spectrum, ProPakistani writes, citing deputy CEO of Mobilink Aamir Ibrahim. The cellco had previously expressed its reservations over the auction with sector regulator the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), but its merger with Warid will also reduce Mobilink’s need for additional airwaves and bar it from competing. Ufone, meanwhile, has also reportedly decided not to take part in the tender, leaving just Telenor and Zong of the incumbents to vie for the airwaves.



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