Government Approves “Rolling Spectrum Strategy 2020-2023”

Islamabad, November 04, 2020 (PPI-OT): To ensure faster telecom network speed, Federal Govt. has approved three-year “Rolling Spectrum Strategy 2020-2023”. This was the main goal of the Spectrum Master Plan and the report has been developed by incorporating international best practices that are applicable to Pakistan.
The Spectrum Master Plan provides a future roadmap for spectrum allocation as well as spectrum-rRead More…

Public Consultation on Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Guidelines

Islamabad, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is undertaking a public consultation on ‘Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Guidelines’. In this regard, comments are invited from all telecom users, stakeholders, interested persons and the public.
The process has been initiated in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) of section (5) of the Pakistan Telecommunication (ReRead More…

PTA Asks Twitter To Take Immediate Action Against Accounts Spreading False Information Against Pakistan

Islamabad, October 22, 2020 (PPI-OT):Islamabad (October 22, 2020) Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approached Twitter administration to immediately sensitize its moderation teams and ensure that the platform is not used as a propaganda tool for spreading fake information.
In the wake of current smear campaign of spreading false and baseless information targeting Pakistan, its cities and institutions, PTRead More…

PTA Launches Online Portal for I.P Whitelisting and VPN Registration

Islamabad, October 21, 2020 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has introduced online portal for IP Whitelisting and VPN registration, for the facilitation of businesses and freelancers. Now Call Centers, companies and freelancers having at least one static IP address and verification letter from their business concerns, can submit their applications for registration at https://ipregistration.pta.gov.Read More…

VEON’s Co-CEO visits PTA

Islamabad, October 21, 2020 (PPI-OT):VEON’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Sergi Herrero visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters in Islamabad, along with Jazz CEO, Aamir Ibrahim and Jazz CRO, Syed Fakhar Ahmed. The group met Chairman PTA, Maj General Amir Azeem Bajwa (R) and discussed matters of mutual interest and investment opportunities. During the meeting, Chairman PTA and VEON’s Co-CEO dRead More…

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority conditionally restores Tiktok services

Islamabad, October 20, 2020 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has restored TikTok services with certain conditions. In view of the presence of vulgar, indecent/immoral content on the platform and its negative effects on the society, PTA has been continuously asserting TikTok to prevent its platform from disseminating the unlawful content. However, TikTok couldn’t satisfy the for taking concrete steps for blRead More…

Deduction of charges / taxes on prepaid re-load /recharge and tariffs

Islamabad, October 09, 2020 (PPI-OT): With reference to taxes applied on the recharge /reload of prepaid balance, it is stated that Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) are deducting only Withholding tax and General Sales Tax / Federal Excise Duty on the prepaid recharge / reload after restoration of taxes by the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan from April 2019. On the recharge of Rs. 200, balance provided to the useRead More…

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocks TikTok in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 09, 2020 (PPI-OT): In view of number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application.
Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the applicatioRead More…

PTA asks Tiktok to block indecent/immoral content

Islamabad, September 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked TikTok platform to immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral, nude content for viewership in Pakistan. PTA has done so keeping in view the negative effects of indecent/immoral/nude content available on the platform.
PTA has approached TikTok to immediately ensure blocking of objectionable content and to prevent the usage ofRead More…

Ambassador of Turkmenistan calls on Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Pakistan, His Excellency, Mr. Atadjan Movlamov called on Chairman PTA, Maj General Amir Azeem Bajwa (R) at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad.
The Ambassador and Chairman PTA discussed matters of mutual interest including the proposed fibre optic link between Turkmenistan and Pakistan with reference to Turkmenistan-AfRead More…