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CCP approves Mobilink merger with Warid

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has approved the merger of Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Mobilink) and Warid Telecom. This approval is the first of four required approvals from the local regulatory bodies, including PTA, SECP and SBP. "The CCP has approved our request to merge the two businesses. This combination will be a positive step for the development of technology and communications services in Pakistan. Together, the future entity…Read More

Axing LDI operators with Rs9bn CCP fine

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article image By Sikander NaqiRECENTLY, THE Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) finally made its order regarding the fate of the amounts charged on making international telephone calls to Pakistan.The CCP had the PTCL and 13 other long distance and international telecommunication service operators (LDI operators) in its sights and has now found against the LDI operators.In total a fine of just over Rs 9 billion was made against the LDI operators, with the lion share against PTCL (Rs 8.3 billion). This is…Read More

CCP scrapes ICH, fines LDI operators with billions

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has nullified the International Clearing House (ICH) and has imposed a penalty of 7.5 per cent of annual turnover on each of 14 LDI operator that was part of the agreement for violating section 4 of the Competition Act 2010.The CCP maintained that volume of incoming calls as on September 2012 before the ICH agreement was 1.9 billion minutes, which had decreased to 579 million minutes in February 2013 after the establishment of ICH.…Read More

CCP tables guidelines for telcos to end deceptive marketing

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan has prepared Deceptive Marketing Guidelines draft for telecom companies as part of its efforts to protect consumers from anti-competitive behaviour through ensuring compliance in telecom sector sales, marketing, advertising, and communication in all forms across all mediums, online and point of sale.The draft guidelines have been shared with the PTA and other telecom companies and have been placed on the commission’s website for…Read More

CCP terms ICH, price fixation quota allocation illegal

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has asked the IT Ministry and PTA to withdrawal the directive issued by the ministry proposing establishment of international clearing house exchange for international incoming calls for long distance international, fixed-line local loops, wireless local loops and mobile operators (proposed ICH arrangement).In its policy note, the CCP has also advised the ministry and PTA that any such proposed arrangement if entered into, is not…Read More