The long-awaited Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework was agreed on Tuesday by the Economic Committee (ECC) Coordination of the Cabinet.
After thorough debate, the meeting chaired by Caretaker Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar approved a summary of the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication’s request for approval of the first-ever Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework.
Another summary for the release of IMT spectrum to enhance Pakistan’s next-generation mobile broadband services was also authorized by the committee. The ECC authorized the terms of reference and the creation of an advisory committee for the release of the unsold IMT Spectrum.
The first-ever Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Framework was established earlier this year by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT).
In general, the term “telecom infrastructure sharing” refers to the sharing of physical and non-electronic infrastructure that is connected to telecom network components.
The infrastructure-sharing idea encourages resource efficiency by improving asset use, preventing network infrastructure duplication, saving time and money, and quickening service rollouts.
The framework will give licensees a way to share their telecom infrastructure resources, which could include both passive (access network – BTS, BSC/RNC, microwave, etc.) and active (tower space, ducts, etc.) elements.