ISLAMABAD: The government officially awarded additional spectrum to Ufone during a ceremony on Wednesday.

Ufone was the only company to have submitted bids for the additional spectrum auction while Jazz, Telenor and Zong 4G — country’s top three mobile operators — had opted to stay away from the process.

Sharing his thoughts on spectrum acquisition, president and group CEO of PTCL & Ufone, Hatem Bamatraf said the additional spectrum would build on Ufone’s existing assets and enable the operator to deliver long-term value and connectivity to its subscribers.

“It is a historic day for Ufone, as we have acquired additional 4G spectrum in order to fully optimise our mobile data services. This will enable us to further enhance our users’ experience, expand the existing network to serve the unserved areas. Improved data experience will enable a digital transformation in education, health care, agriculture, banking and ecommerce ecosystems to name a few,” Mr Bamatraf said.

“We appreciate the government of Pakistan for executing the spectrum auction process in a seamless and transparent manner”, he further added.

Published in Dawn, September 16th, 2021

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