The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has outlined its plans for auctioning 1800MHz and 2100MHz spectrum in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan regions.
According to a Memorandum of Understanding issued by the regulator, 2×16MHz of 1800MHz spectrum will be made available for bidding (two holdings of 2×5MHz and five of 2×1.2MHz), along with 2×30MHz of 2100MHz spectrum (split into six 2×5MHz blocks).
The PTA acknowledged that the 1800MHz holding in particular was not contiguous, stating that it would attempt to rectify this following the auction via a rationalisation process.
CommsUpdate reports that both frequencies had their reserve price set at US$870,000 per MHz, meaning a 2×5MHz block would have a base price of US$4.35 million and a 2×1.2MHz holding US$1.04 million. The licences have a validity period of 15 years.