ISLAMABAD: After the dismissal of a petition from the Islamabad High Court, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has renewed Jazz license, which had been due for renewal since 2019.
According to a statement issued by PTA, the renewed license has enhanced terms and conditions for coverage and quality of service, as established during the recent Pakistan Spectrum Auction.
The license signing was held at PTA headquarters. The license is renewed at a price of $449.2 million out of which Jazz has already paid $333.64 million on account of the license renewal fee and applicable markup.
Meanwhile, Jazz has been awarded the “Most preferred employer in the telecom industry” at the Best Place to Work Awards Gala 2021, hosted by the Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management (PSHRM) and Engage Consulting, a statement said.
This award was based on the BPTW 2021 survey, which was taken by over 40,000 employees across Pakistan. Jazz values employees’ wellbeing and development and places great emphasis on sustaining a conducive work culture that encourages greater work-life balance, engagement, enablement, and constant up-skilling.
Apart from specialized employee programmes designed on the SEMP model: social, emotional, mental, and physical, Jazz ensures all its workplaces embody teamwork and collaboration.
In 2019, a flexible work-from-home policy, Jazz Flex, was introduced, which laid the foundation for a permanent hybrid working model post-Covid-19. This enhanced flexibility allowed employees to operate both from their homes, as well as office premises based on the business needs.
The employees’ experience and safety are considered utmost priorities, and productivity is maintained with the help of numerous digital interventions. Jazz is an equal opportunity employer and is creating and nurturing an inclusive and empowering culture.
It’s one of the first telecom companies with a high women representation in its executive leadership. Not only does the company promote gender diversity in its work environment, it also has programmes focused entirely on attracting and facilitating women.