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GSMA urges Pakistani govt to revise 'unreasonable fees' for mobile operators

Friday 24 May 2019 | 08:20 CET | News

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The GSMA has raised serious concerns over the unreasonable fees set by the government and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on operators renewing mobile spectrum licenses in Pakistan. The GSMA believes that these fees pose a significant risk to the mobile connectivity of millions of Pakistani citizens.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: GSMA / Jazz / Pakistan Telecommunication Authority / Telenor Pakistan / Zong
Countries: Pakistan
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