Two more companies have recently contacted PTA and showed interest in purchasing 3G and 4G spectrum. These include Warid and one other company. Warid is going to purchase 4G license while other company may purchase both.
Warid had already been doing trials for 4G LTE services since last week for which they have contracted with Ericsson to its deployment. Warid is among those telecom companies which will purchase 4G LTE directly instead of 3G.
After the sale of these two other spectrum total of 5 networks will have 3G and 4G services of which 3 companies will provide 3G services and 2 companies will provide 4G services in Pakistan. This above do not include company which have also shown interest.
Currently Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor are providing 3G services and While Zong is providing 3G and 4G services simultaneously in Pakistan.