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Telecom Licence Renewal May Cause Connectivity Disruption

Telenor and Jazz Customers be Ready, May be Telenor and Jazz services will be disrupted due to the licence Renewal.


Telenor and Jazz were unable to agree on a price to renew their licences. The Licence expired over two months ago on May 25. PTA set Last date Aug 21 for paying an amount.


Telecom Licence Renewal May Cause Connectivity Disruption


The licences acquired in 2004 through an auction at a cost of $291 million now the PTA is demanding a sum of $450m for their licence Renewal. Now the ball is in the court of operators who have to decide on how to respond?


After the Aug 21 deadline, operators will have to pay the licence renewal fee with penalty.


Now time will decide the course of action as operator and Govt is in deadlock over spectrum price and further delay may result in either service disruption or paying off heavy fee for renewal.

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