Government of Pakistan has been acknowledged globally for its efforts made off late in the field of telecom. As Pakistan is awarded with Broadband Award at GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015 took place in Barcelona Spain. This award was accepted by Ms. Anusha Rahman in place of the Govt of Pakistan, who is the Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication.
This award was the recognition of the Govt of Pakistan’s efforts amid at the successful auction of the 3G/4G spectrums in the country April, 2014. Keep in mind that the 3G/4G spectrums were eventually auctioned after 5 years postponement, the delays in this endeavor happened because of various reasons. But last year Govt of Pakistan took the bold step by assigning this task to auction the 3G/4G spectrums in Pakistan - according to the international framework to relevant authorities. As a result of this affirm Ministry of Information and Technology & PTA was able to auction 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands through free & fair process to various locally operating Telco’s.
This is the reason why now Pakistan is rubbing its shoulders to an elite group of countries worldwide, where not only 3G but next generation 4G LTE mobile data services are also at offering for mobile users. This award was a token of recognition in regard of strive shown by Govt of Pakistan for telecom services in the country by GSMA’s annual Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress, 2015.