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PTA begins blocking unregistered mobile phones across the country

It hasn’t implemented a Senate committee’s recommendations to extend the deadline

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January 16, 2019


Do you have a smuggled phone? It won’t work in 2019

Customers and traders have expressed reservations

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October 11, 2018


Malaysia’s Axiata cancels $940 million deal to acquire a Pakistani telecoms tower company

The deal was scrapped after some sale conditions were not met

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September 18, 2018


Telecom sector grows at rapid pace

ISLAMABAD: The telecommunication sector in the country has grown at a rapid pace and undergone an impressive transformation over the last four years. Introduction of Mobile Broadband Services (3G / 4G/LTE) in Pakistan is one of the biggest achievements of information Technology and Telecommunication Ministry. In 2014 award of four 3G Licenses awarded to Jazz…

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February 13, 2018


47 million 3G/4G subscribers in Pakistan: PTA

NEWS DESK: There are 47 million 3G/4G subscribers in Pakistan, according to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) data available on its website. According to the data, there are 143 million cellular subscribers, 47 million 3G/4G subscribers and 50 million broadband subscribers registered with the authority. In contrast, Fixed Local Line Subscribers in the country are only 3…

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December 22, 2017


Number of branchless banking agents crosses 0.4 mln

ISLAMABAD: The number of branchless banking agents are witnessing continuous surge throughout the country, crossing 0.4 million at end of July, 2017. The number of branchless banking agents grew to all time high level at 402,710 throughout the country which includes customers care offices of mobile phone companies, franchises of mobile phone companies, pharmacy, mobile…

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December 7, 2017


3G/4G, broadband subscribers in Pakistan touch 46 million marks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is witnessing a reasonable broadband growth as 3G/4G and other Internet subscribers have touched 48 million mark till September 30, 2017, registering 22.6 per cent tele-density in this domain. As per statistics issued by regluator –  Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here on Wednesday, there exists 141 million total mobile users in the country…

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November 15, 2017


This is how PTA will curb blasphemous material on social media

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has introduced various steps to curb blasphemous content from Social Media websites. PTA has established a web analysis cell where 25 personnel are working solely on identifying unlawful contents on internet including the blasphemous material. According to PTA official, PTA has received 8,000 complaints via email, out of which 188…

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November 8, 2017


Mobile phone users cross 140.5 mln

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone users in the country have reached 140.5 million by May this year which was 133.2 million till July 2016, showing a moderate growth with each passing month. All the operators providing mobile phone services have added around 7.3 million new users in their subscribers during the period. Mobilink is still leading the…

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July 31, 2017


PTA blocks 900 URLs, 10 websites

ISLAMABAD: Under the National Action Plan nine hundred and thirty seven uniform resource locators and ten websites of Proscribed Organizations have been blocked in the country. According to the data, the Ministry of Interior, Law Enforcement Agencies have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker….

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March 21, 2017


Telecom revenues reach Rs. 452.8 bln during 2015-16

ISLAMABAD: Telecom sector total revenues reached Rs. 452.8 billion during year 2015-16, slightly up from 446.2 billion reported during previous year. Telecom sector grew by less than 2 per cent during the year, mainly due to decline in LDI revenues after dismissal of ICH, increased competition and stagnant growth in voice revenues, data for telecom…

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October 9, 2016


PTA introduces ‘Work From Home’ policy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has introduced a new policy of Work from Home/Teleworking (Telecommunicating) to facilitate female employees to provide them a convenient and comfortable working environment for women. In the first phase, a batch of female officers with small children has been allowed one day “Work from Home” during a week. According to…

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October 21, 2015

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