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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

SC permits telcos to issue 8 SIMs on a single CNIC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The telecommunication companies had severe concern over Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) limit of issuance of 5 SIM cards on a single CNIC as Zong had earlier on filed a petition in the court couple of months ago. The Supreme Court has now allowed a maximum of 8 mobile SIMS including three data SIMs and 5 normal SIMs. It is relevant to mention that 3-years ago, the Supreme Court had directed PTA to reduce the number of SIMs registration against a single…Read More

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SC permits telcos to issue 8 SIMs on a single CNIC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The telecommunication companies had severe concern over Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) limit of issuance of 5 SIM cards on a single CNIC as Zong had earlier on filed a petition in the court couple of months ago. The Supreme Court has now allowed a maximum of 8 mobile SIMS including three data SIMs and 5 normal SIMs. It is relevant to mention that 3-years ago, the Supreme Court had directed PTA to reduce the number of SIMs registration against a single CNIC…Read More

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Telcos affirmed to give access to data for security purpose

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The lack of telecommunication related data availability to security agencies many times blocks the path to efficiently maneuver and execute the plan against suspects and as a result many times they get safe exit and ample time to flee. To counter this situation, Sindh Police Department felt the need to approach Telecommunication service providers and a formal agreement was signed to give access of call data record and location of subscribers to police department through…Read More

Telcos affirmed to give access to data for security purpose

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The lack of telecommunication related data availability to security agencies many times blocks the path to efficiently maneuver and execute the plan against suspects and as a result many times they get safe exit and ample time to flee. To counter this situation, Sindh Police Department felt the need to approach Telecommunication service providers and a formal agreement was signed to give access of call data record and location of subscribers to police department through…Read More

SIM biometric verification system downs telcos sale

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The introduction of biometric SIM verification and activation system has slowed down the sales of telecom companies in the country. According to a fresh report, the initiation of new mandatory SIM sale mechanism by the government this August all over the country that no any SIM could be activated without verification of NADRA. This has affected the sales of new SIMs for all telecom operators. "The newly implicated SIM verification system has proved itself fully…Read More

PTA orders fail to stop telcos from charging call set-up fee

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite the directions of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the country’s cellular mobile operators (CMOs) are charging the consumers with 12 paisas on account of call set-up fee recently imposed by them. Official sources said that all CMOs are fleecing the consumers with 12-paisa call set-up fee, which is a sheer violation of the directions issued by the PTA. It is to be mentioned here that the PTA with the start of the new year had directed all the CMOs…Read More

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Telcos lose 1.65 million customers in Dec 2012

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan telecommunication sector lost its 1.65 million customers from December 2012, due to data clean-up of un-registered SIMs, recently revealed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).The stats issues by the PTA mentioned that the notable rate of reduction in telecom customers is due to the data clean-up and ban on sale of SIMs through retailers’ network. On directions of the Ministry of Interior, the PTA - had directed all telecom operators they can sell new SIMs…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