The Minister for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rahman officially handed over the 850 MHz license of 4G access to Mr. Michal Foley, CEO – Telenor Pakistan.
Also present at the event was newly assigned CEO, Mr. Irfan Wahab. The newly awarded license will enable Telenor Pakistan to launch 4G Services in Pakistan and would become the third 4G operator in the country.
While congratulating Telenor Pakistan, Anusha Rahman stated that Telenor has played a vital role in the telecommunication sector during the last few years, since its birth in the nation. Telenor has successfully participated in all 3 spectrum auctions held in last twelve years and has invested billions in Pakistan since they first got the license in 2004.
Telenor Pakistan also played an important role with other operators, such like in the Biometric Sim verification process as well as further supported in handling the risk of Gray Traffic. Anusha Rahman continued saying that when she became Minister, the broadband dispersion was less than 3% but within a short span of time, the Mobile Broadband has now grown upto more than 19% and is targeted to cross 38% by 2020, by the grace of God. The new license to Telenor will further permit taking high speed connectivity and the associated socio-economic benefits and opportunities to the Pakistani citizens.