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PTA and FAB take back their control from ministries

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) after taking their control back from the Cabinet Division without the permission of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) is counterproductive to the vital security interests of the state and is an anomaly. These views expressed by sources are although other three regulatory bodies whose complete […]…Read More

PTA, 3 telcos served notices for mobile phone shutdowns

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court issued notices to PTA, Telenor, Zong and Ufone in a petition against suspension of mobile phone services. The four petitioners are ordinary citizens whose lives were badly affected by suspension of mobile telecom services which happened in Islamabad. The Petitioners have urged the court to declare the practice of suspension of service as illegal. The petitioners have also sought a stay on further shutdowns, during…Read More

PTA, 3 telcos served notices for mobile phone shutdowns

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court issued notices to PTA, Telenor, Zong and Ufone in a petition against suspension of mobile phone services. The four petitioners are ordinary citizens whose lives were badly affected by suspension of mobile telecom services which happened in Islamabad. The Petitioners have urged the court to declare the practice of suspension of service as illegal. The petitioners have also sought a stay on…Read More

Zong celebrates being top of PTA QoS survey

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The nation’s 3G and 4G mobile operator, Zong, has been declared the best performer in almost all voice and data service quality elements amongst all local mobile operators in Pakistan, as per official results announced by PTA on its website. PTA conducted the survey for all aspects of network performance, out of which Zong stood the leading network operator in terms of both voice and data services. Zong led the survey in network accessibility, grade of service,…Read More

PTA workshop focuses on mobile money

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The mobile phone sector in Pakistan has shown an enormous growth which has creating striking opportunities for service providers and consumers to utilize mobile networks for carrying out various daily life tasks such as financial transactions. PTA Chairman Dr. Syed Ismail Shah said this during a workshop on Mobile Money at the PTA headquarters in Islamabad. He said that Pakistan has now moved in the era of broadband. By the end of February 2016, there are 29.8…Read More

PTA conducts survey on waves emission from towers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) has conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country to check the emission of power level of radio waves from transmitters and receivers of Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) and Wireless Local Loop Operators (WLLOs). The survey was carried out with the help of special tools/equipment in six different cities…Read More

PTA highlights potential of mobile banking

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Total Communication has recently organised the "2nd International Conference on Mobile Banking" in order to explore potential opportunities across mobile commerce sector in the country. Representatives from SBP, banks, financial institutions, Ministry of IT, cellular operators, software houses, ICT consultants and academicians attended to impart their invaluable input and expertise on the subject. …Read More

Web accessibility for the disabled discussed at PTA

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities’ has recently been held at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) HeadquartersChairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah held the meeting with a group of People with disabilities, inviting their ideas and opinions on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities’ issues and identifying practical approaches to promote technological inclusivity’ in Pakistan.Saima Yousaf, a web developer, Muhammad Shabbir, a research…Read More

Web accessibility for the disabled discussed at PTA

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities’ has recently been held at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) HeadquartersChairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah held the meeting with a group of People with disabilities, inviting their ideas and opinions on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities’ issues and identifying practical approaches to promote technological inclusivity’ in Pakistan. Saima Yousaf, a web developer, Muhammad Shabbir, a…Read More