Zong, two others issued new NGMS licenses in AJ&K and GB
Representatives of PTA and CMPak Zong signing NGMS license. [Photo/PTA]
ISLAMABAD, Oct.13 (Gwadar Pro) - The license signing ceremony for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan was held in Islamabad on Monday.
Three Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs), including CMPak (Zong), Telenor Pakistan, and PTML (Ufone) have been issued new licenses for the spectrum secured in the recent auction process.
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ali Amin Khan Gandapur appreciated the efforts of PTA for the successful completion of the spectrum auction process. He congratulated the winning mobile operators and said that through NGMS the digital divide will be reduced and tourism will flourish further in the regions.
Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Khalid Khurshed congratulated the mobile operators on the award of NGMS licenses and hoped that this would open up a new era of modern telecom services for the people of AJ&K and GB.
Federal Secretary for IT & T, Dr. Suhail Rajput said that the Ministry of IT&T is committed to enhance connectivity and improve digital infrastructure in the country.
Chairman PTA, Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa Retd said that PTA is working to ensure that Pakistanis have access to high-quality services and benefit from ubiquitous coverage. Continuous efforts are being made to spread state-of-the-art telecommunication services to far-flung areas enabling access to a multitude of opportunities for businesses, education, and health.
The award of licenses for NGMS in the two regions will contribute towards strengthening the uninterrupted provision of better telecom services to the people of AJ&K and GB in line with the GOP vision of a Digital Pakistan.