ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in process of checking Rollout Obligations of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) licensees as the exercise is expected to be completed soon.
If required, the action shall be taken against companies based upon the results of rollout obligations inspections.
Official sources on Thursday said the Authority has also carried out Commencement Inspection of four Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) who won 3G/4G Spectrum in auction and awarded NGMS licenses last year.
The sources said the inspection was focused to check readiness of operators for commercial launch of 3G & 4G services.
Network Architecture, Network Roll Out, Coverage Foot Print, Throughput and Signal strength were also checked and found satisfactory, meeting the requirements to launch 3G and 4G services.
Accordingly, they said PTA issued Provisional Commencement Certificates and added at present the Quality of Service (QoS) is considered to be satisfactory.
They said as per first phase of Network Roll Out obligation, the Licensee shall within nine (09) months from the Effective Date of the license, provide NGMS coverage from at least 20 % of existing sites or coverage of 20 percent of City Coverage area (which ever is greater) in all four Provincial Capital and Federal Capital.