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 Home  >   Broadband Programme  >  Phase - I  >  Hazara Telecom Region - 1
Introduction

The launch of this region is like laying foundation for providing broadband in un-served urban areas of NWFP. Hazara Telecom Region (HTR) consists of the following districts:

1. Abbottabad
2. Batagram
3. Haripur
4. Kohistan
5. Mansehra

HTR, as a whole, has a total area of about 17,500 Sq Kms, a total population (rural + urban) of around 4.4 M (i.e. 2.6% of Total Population of Pakistan) and a population density of 251 Persons/SqKms. This project targets an urban population of 0.6M in 17 Cities/Towns of HTR.

Narrow band (dial-up) Internet services are available through multiple operators in all the districts, either through Narrowband Pops or Virtual Pops, via fixed line dialup as well as narrowband wireless technologies. 10,750 connections will be provided through this project along with establishing 145 Educational Broadband Centres and 21 Communtiy Broadband Centres.
 

Auction Detail

Region ID: 

Broadband HTR-1/2009

Advertised On: 

2nd March 2009

Bidders Registered: 

 

1.    Multinet Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. 
2.    Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
3.    Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
4.    Wi-Tribe Pakistan Ltd.
5.    Worldcall Telecom Ltd.

Opening of Qualification & Services Proposals: 

Following three registered bidders submitted their Qualification & Services Proposals on  15th June 2009;

1.    Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
2.    Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
3.    Worldcall Telecom Ltd.

Financial Bid Opening of Technically Qualified Bidders:

Following bidders were declared Technically Qualified and their Financial Bids were opened on 30th July 2009. Subsidy requested by each bidder, based on 100% target,  is as follows;

Proposed Subsidy (PKR) per District
S/No.
Districts
PTCL
Wateen
Worldcall
1 Abbottabad
122,990,791
110,098,000
666,824,650
2 Batagram
27,415,505
27,836,000
133,802,130
3 Haripur
99,294,806
97,361,000
365,433,030
4 Kohistan
36,930,580
37,799,000
133,653,260
5 Mansehra
97,832,788
99,234,000
314,833,160

Note: Lowest Bids are presented in bold.

Result:

After the process of matching lowest subsidy and selection of targets (as per USF Broadband Bidding documents – RFA clauses 47, 48, 50 and 51), the contracts that have been signed with the two bidders are summarized below.

Bidder
Presence
Target No. of Broadband Connections
Target No. of EBCs
Target No. of CBCs
Subsidy Amount (PKR)
Contract Signed on
 PTCL
All 5 Districts
 
7,500
 
112
 
19
 
211,591,697
 
24th Nov 2009
 
Wateen
Abbottabad Dist.*
3,250
33
3
54,799,000
 
24th Nov 2009
Total
10,750
145
22
266,390,697 
 

EBC=Educational Broadband Center                           CBC=Community Broadband Center

* LOI was sent to Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd for Abbottabad and Haripur Dists. however Wateen surrendered Haripur District, hence Haripur was offered to PTCL.

Current Status
 
PTCL
Wateen
Contracated
Provided
Audited
Contracated
Provided
Audited
Broadband Connections
7,500
20,852
5,625
3,250
3,301
3,250
EBC
112
112
84
33
33
33
CBC
19
19
14
2
2
2
Cities and Towns Covered
Contracted = 17               Covered= 15


For details regarding selection of Technical Auditor click here

PTCL

Technical Audit Offer Date Audit Start Date Audit Completion Date
TA of Milestone 1 (25% work) 3-01-2011 17--01-2011  9-04-2011 
TA of Milestone 2 (50% work) 3-01-2011 17-01-2011  10-06-2011 
TA of Milestone 3 (75% work) 3-01-2011 17-01-2011  13-06-2011 
TA of Milestone 4 (100% work) 12-03-2012 13-03-2012  11-08-2012 

WATEEN

Technical Audit Offer Date Audit Start Date Audit Completion Date
TA of Milestone 1 (25% work) 12-10-2010 6-12-2010 11-01-2011 
TA of Milestone 2 (50% work) 23-02-2011 28-02-2011 25-03-2011 
TA of Milestone 3 (75% work) 15-04-2011 09-05-2011 13-06-2011 
TA of Milestone 4 (100% work) 30-06-2011 18-07-2011  30-08-2011

Pre-Bid Information Package

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