Successful auction of 3G and 4G spectrum licences has opened up new world of fast internet browsing and exploring other hidden aspects and advantages of information technology.
Zong, Ufone, Mobilink and Telenor got licences to provide 3G services in Pakistan while Warid didn't participate in the auction. Zong also got one of two licences available for 4G services, the second licence will be auctioned later on. 3G data services will be available to all prepaid and postpaid customers of Zong, Ufone, Telenor and Mobilink in coming few weeks as all the infrastructure has already been setup and systems are also capable to handle 3G and 4G. Initially 4G services will only be offered to postpaid customers of Zong, however 4G may be offered to Zong prepaid customers after sometime.
3G/ 4G Rates in Pakistan
3G and 4G technologies are not expected to be cheaper in Pakistan. According to media sources, per megabyte rates/ tariff of 3G and 4G internet will be higher than existing GPRS and EDGE internet services. Telecom companies have invested large amounts to get licences and they will recover it from customers' pockets. But it is hoped that with the passage of time, rates of this new technology will be lowered.
3G or 4G will be practically of no use for majority of people in Pakistan as only latest smartphones supported this technology.
As soon as we get any information, we will update here about 3G and 4G rates but it can be imagined much expensive than GPRS. 3G is also expensive in neighbor countries e.g. UAE, India etc.
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