The Federal Government has approved PTA’s Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework (TISF).
The Framework was created in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications (MoITT) and the telecom industry.
Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework
Furthermore, this Framework establishes a regulatory framework for licensees to share their active and passive telecommunication infrastructure in an equitable and competitive manner.
However, the approval of the Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework is a significant step forward for the growth and sustainability of Pakistan’s telecom sector.
Significance of Framework
Moreover, it is expected to result in significant cost savings in the deployment (CapEx) and operation (OpEx) of telecom networks, which will ultimately benefit consumers through lower prices and improved services.
Furthermore, due to rising inflation, low average revenue per user (ARPU), rising fuel prices, revenue challenges, massive CapEx demand for 4G & 5G expansion, connecting remote areas, and cost-effective capacity growth for nationwide coverage, there was a great need for telecom infrastructure sharing in Pakistan.
Telecom Infrastructure Sharing serves as a springboard for new services with a larger coverage footprint and a faster Time to Market (TTM) for innovative products.
Competititon Among Telcos
Because a portion of the underlying network is shared, the Framework increases competition among operators to focus on service differentiation and improving customer experience.
Moreover, PTA thanks MoITT for its assistance in developing and approving the Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework.
Framework’s Positive Impacts on Pakistan’s Telecom Sector
The Authority is optimistic about the Framework’s positive impact on Pakistan’s telecom sector and anticipates collaborative efforts to implement it, which aligns with the shared goal of advancing Pakistan as a leading digital economy.
The Framework can be found on the PTA’s website, Telecom infrastructure sharing refers to the sharing of telecom network components and associated non-electronic and physical infrastructure in order to optimize resources through better asset utilization.
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