STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has constituted an Advisory Committee for auction of the unsold spectrum.

The committee is headed by Minister of IT Anusha Rahman while Special Assistants to PM for Law, Human Rights, Secretary Finance, Secretary Law, Chairman PTA, ED FAB and Member Telecom will be the members of this committee.

The inaugural meeting of this Auction Advisory Committee was held in the IT Ministry.

Anusha Rahman, while chairing the meeting, stated that they are committed to conduct the second round of Spectrum auction in most transparent professional manner as was done in 2014.

PTA Chairman Syed Ismail Shah apprised the committee that consultants, which are hired by the PTA are working on “Market Assessment” and their complete report will be shared with the committee on its completion. This assessment is expected to be done till the end of the January 2016.

This advisory committee will examine and evaluate the “Market Assessment” report submitted by the PTA and will devise an auction strategy and methodology and will issue a policy directive for the spectrum auction. Anusha Rehman said that this auction would be a Golden opportunity for the telecom companies to enhance their spectrum capacity and provide high quality broadband services as per demand of the growing consumers base in the country.

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