Articles Tagged “PTA”

  • PTCL gets notice over poor quality of service

    PTCL gets notice over poor quality of service

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued Show Cause Notice to initiate proceedings against M/s PTCL on showing poor quality of service, based on the results of the joint Quality of Service (QoS) Survey conducted recently by PTA. PTA has given 30 days time to PTCL to submit the reply. Based on the outcome PTA, under the Telecom Act, reserves the right to proceed legally.

  • PTA says it isn’t spying, aims at curbing illegal traffic

    PTA says it isn’t spying, aims at curbing illegal traffic

    A spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has said that PTA has neither formed any regulations nor it intends to monitor any personal communication including mobile phones, emails and SMS. The spokesman clarified that it was never a mandate of PTA to monitor landline telephones, mobile phones, emails and SMS hence question of freedom of expression does not arise in this particular case.

  • PTA recovers 30 illegal jammers in Pakistan

    PTA recovers 30 illegal jammers in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two sellers involved in illegal sale of jammers in Karachi. This initiative is part of the pursuance of PTA’s efforts against illegal sale of jammers. PTA carried out extensive survey and upon investigation and confirmation, successful raids were conducted by PTA and FIA on different shops at Karachi Electronic Market in Saddar.

  • PTA launches SMS based Information System for educational institutes in Pakistan

    PTA launches SMS based Information System for educational institutes in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started a project named “SMS-based Information System” for educational institutions, to equip them with an interactive mobile application for broadcasting important information to students and their guardians on their mobile phones. It is a system of sending SMS by using computer software developed by PTA. It has been noted that usually management of educational institutions relies on mail-correspondence with guardians, which is costly and time consuming. PTA would provide this software free of cost to educational institutions across the country.

  • Broadband Stakeholders Group marks out Pakistan’s future broadband roadmap

    Broadband Stakeholders Group marks out Pakistan’s future broadband roadmap

    The second meeting of Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG) constituted by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was held today at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen chaired the session; participants included senior management of telecom companies, service providers and software association. Broadband is considered as a key enabler for enhancing social and economic productivity of a country. Broadband is critical to the delivery of private sector services and applications in commerce, telecommunication and banking.

  • Telephone Numbers of Karachi and Lahore successfully changed to 8 digits

    Telephone Numbers of Karachi and Lahore successfully changed to 8 digits

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), has devised a comprehensive numbering plan to accommodate growing telephone users especially in the major cities of the country. As part of the plan, the fixed line numbers of PTCL, NTC as well as Wireless Local Loop (WLL) numbers of Karachi and Lahore has successfully been changed from 7 digits to 8 digits. According to details, the digit “3” was added to all the existing seven-digit telephone numbers of Karachi and Lahore except the numbers starting from “9”, while the digit “9” was added to all the existing numbers starting from “9”.

  • PTA Chairman visits PTCL’s NOC

    PTA Chairman visits PTCL’s NOC

    Chairman PTA Dr. Muhammad Yasin visited recently launched PTCL Network Operations Center located here in sector H-9 Islamabad. President and CEO, Mr. Walid Irshad , along with PTCL higher management and other PTCL officials were also present on the occasion. General Manager NOC gave a presentation about Network Operations Center, which is a centralized Network Management System for proactive identification and resolution of faults through real-time network monitoring & status visibility.

  • Illegal telecom gateway exchange siezed during raid in Islamabad

    Illegal telecom gateway exchange siezed during raid in Islamabad

    According to an official press release, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal investigation Agency (FIA) officials has busted another illegal international gateway exchange in Islamabad, making a total tally of six within two months.

  • Local Internet peering to be established in Pakistan, PTA & TWA sign agreement

    Local Internet peering to be established in Pakistan, PTA & TWA sign agreement

    In a joint ceremony held at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters, PTCL and Trans World Associates (TWA) have signed an agreement on establishment of local Internet peering for routing of domestic email and Internet traffic. It was decided that initially the link between two parties will be of Fast Ethernet providing a peering capacity of around 80 to 90 Mbps.

  • Wateen & PTCL awarded WLL licenses for AJK & NA in Pakistan

    Wateen & PTCL awarded WLL licenses for AJK & NA in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has awarded Wireless Local Loop (WLL) licenses to M/s PTCL and M/s Wateen for three regions of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ & K) and Northern Areas (NAs) during a license signing ceremony held at PTA Headquarters today.