Zong to Get Alternate Spectrum for its 3G Services by Month End
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Zong have reached an agreement that will resolve Zong’s long-pending spectrum issues it was facing due to distortion caused by cord-less phones in its 3G spectrum, we have checked with sources.
According to details we have received, Zong will be allotted an alternate spectrum by end of current month for its 3G services.
Sources said that the changing of Zong’s spectrum will take place by the end of December; however it would not affect subscribers.
A PTA official confirmed us that Zong has agreed with the proposal, which would be implemented by the end of current month.
PTA and FAB had been put on 15 days notice that expired on November 23, 2015.
Zong had also demanded a compensation of $40 million dollars for loss of revenues during last 12 months, loss of market share, incremental costs incurred during this time in network optimization, cost of additional resources deployed to identify, evaluate and combat interference.
There wouldn’t be any cost involved in changing of spectrum: PTA Official
After today’s agreement between both the parties, Zong is likely to withdraw from its compensation demands, PTA official said. “There wouldn’t be any cost involved in changing of spectrum”, said the PTA official.