ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA )
Pakistan Telecom Authority has announced that it will issue new Local Loop licenses under the Deregulation Policy 2003. It must be stated here that those that have already applied for Local Loop licenses shouldn’t worry since their application is being processed. PTA will also consider fresh applications for any new company by visiting PTA’s website.
According to confirmed sources, Pakistan Telecom Authority has received 51 applications from seven telecom companies. Cyber Net has applied for 14 regions across the country whereas Fast Developers has applied for LTR, GTR, MTR and KTR licenses. Optimum Telecom has also applied for 14 regions across Pakistan. Zong’s parent company CMPak LDI has also applied for 14 regions. Net Sat has only applied for KTR whereas Transworld has applied for LTR and ITR.