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Under Repair – The SEA-ME-WE-4 Cable

Under Repair – The SEA-ME-WE-4 Cable

The cable that holds a major importance in the Internet backbone service is the ‘SEA-ME-WE-4’. This cable will be under repair for the next three days. News item from business recorder gives more details. The SEAMEWE-4 Consortium has stated that their submarine cable system suffered a fault near Italy on… Read more »

PTA Fined Ufone 150 Million Rupees For Violating 789 SOP

PTA Fined Ufone 150 Million Rupees For Violating 789 SOP

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has fined Rs. 150 Million to Ufone for violating terms and conditions. According to the Authority, every telecom company is required to follow a verification procedure before issuing or activating any SIM. Note that this verification is carried out on the basis of data provided by NADRA…. Read more »

PTA Might Ban Chinese Handsets Without IMEI

PTA Might Ban Chinese Handsets Without IMEI

Sources say that the Chinese handsets that come with no IMEI or with dummy IMEI will be blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Preliminary work has commenced on the analysis of the handsets but no confirmation of the timeline as of now. Some smaller phone manufacturing companies in China… Read more »

668 SIM Confirmation System Now Mobile

668 SIM Confirmation System Now Mobile

The main aim of the 668 SIM Information campaign is to withdraw the unauthorised registered SIMs.  PTA is available on mobile via SMS and this is the reason it has stepped forward. You can only send your CNIC number if you wish to know if the SIM is registered against… Read more »

Keep Track of SIMs Issued Against Your CNIC – PTA SIM Information System

Keep Track of SIMs Issued Against Your CNIC – PTA SIM Information System

A while ago Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched SIM Information System on PTA official website i.e. pta.gov.pk but soon disabled the feature on web due to heavy traffic or whatever reason. The system helps individuals to keep track of  SIMs issued against their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number. Though,… Read more »

Mobile Subscribers Increased to 95.5 Million [PTA Report July 2009]

Mobile Subscribers Increased to 95.5 Million [PTA Report July 2009]

Teledensity reached 62.3 percent of the country in July this year, nearly 110bps higher than the previous month, according to data published by the Telecommunications Authority of Pakistan (ATP). Cell sector trended respectable with a penetration rate of 58.50 percent. On the other hand, wireless local loop (WLL) and burglaries… Read more »

PTA Seizes Illegal Gateway Exchange in Peshawar

PTA Seizes Illegal Gateway Exchange in Peshawar

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is a network of illegal gateway exchange in Peshawar, caused a loss of billion rupees before the state budget for the last three months. According to a statement here Tuesday PTA, the telecom regulator and the Federal Investigation Agency National Response Center (NRC) Peshawar actions against… Read more »

PTA: Pakistan Hits 4 Million Internet Users

PTA: Pakistan Hits 4 Million Internet Users

Despite many new DSL/Broadband and WiMax operators, Pakistan still has to go through a long way in terms of Internet user base. The latest statistics posted by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) shows a very sligh growth of DSL users. There is only 2 percent growth in Direct Subscriber Line (DSL)… Read more »

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