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PTA to Build First Internet Exchange Point in Pakistan

Pakistan telecommunication Authority in collaboration with the Internet Society-Asia Pacific (ISOC-APAC) is going to build Pakistan’s first internet exchange point for all ISPs in Pakistan to interconnect directly via exchange instead of one or more third party networks. The decision for setting up IXP was taken on the last day of INET Conference Islamabad. Some major ISPs in Pakistan are peering with each other in major cities and Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) has also established an exchange by the name of Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE). However, this IX failed in meeting the core requirements of a neutral IXP. Later on, PTA decided in early 2015 to setup a well functional and fully featured IXP in Pakistan that is now going to …

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LaaL Band Facebook Page is Unbanned

Lead guitarist of ‘LaaL’ band Taimur Rahman has said that the Facebook fan-page of ‘LaaL’ is now accessible to the people visiting it from Pakistan. In his tweet Taimur Rahman said the following. Yes its true. PTA banned us in Pakistan. We fought back. And we won. Laal is back in action! — Dr. Taimur Rahman (@Taimur_Laal) June 7, 2014 On Wednesday 4th of June 2014, it was discovered by ‘LaaL’ the band management that their Facebook fan-page having more than 400,000 likes has been restricted in Pakistan and no one from Pakistan has been able to see the content of the page. Dr. Taimur Rahman alleged Pakistan Telecommunication Authority of this. PTA denied it but the statement of Facebook …

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Laal The Band Facebook Page is Banned & Deleted

Multiple sources on the web and social media indicate that the Facebook fan-page of famous Pakistani rock band ‘Laal’ has been banned in Pakistan. This action was requested by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Facebook investigated the case formally and then banned it in Pakistan. The Facebook spokeswoman said that While we never remove this type of content from the site entirely, like most internet services, we may restrict people from accessing it in the countries where it is determined to be illegal Laal was formed back in 2007 and this band was known for its role as a progressive band. Their Facebook fan-page has more than 400,000 likes. The major discussions on the page were issues ranging from feminism to …

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PTA Allowed Warid Telecom to Launch 4G LTE Commercially

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has officially allowed Warid Telecom to launch 4G LTE technology on commercial scale. Other telecom operators seemed shocked by the news. Negotiations between Warid Telecom and PTA took place rather secretly and rumors turned out to be true. On 23rd of April 2014, during the 3G and 4G auction, Warid Telecom decided not to participate in the auction and Warid customers seemed quite frustrated about this action of Warid. Warid Telecom managed the pressure at that time and now it is one of the most discussed news how Warid is going to provide the fastest next generation technology to its customers before any other telecom operator in Pakistan. Warid achieved the 4G LTE license back in 2004 …

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Future of Warid Telecom in Pakistan

When Warid Telecom declined to participate in 3G and 4G auction in Pakistan, its customers were confused and enraged over this decision. Warid Telecom is going through a difficult phase as it is having the smallest piece of market share in Pakistan Telecom Industry. Their only source of income is post-paid customers where it is leading the industry. Investors of Warid Telecom are from Abu Dhabi and they were not willing to invest in the sinking ship of Warid for the 3G and 4G auction. Warid decided to take advantage of its 4G LTE license. 4G LTE is next generation technology and it is advanced than the 4G technology. The problem is that customers ought to have 4G LTE enabled …

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PTA to Issue NOC to Auction Winning Telecom Operators

3G and 4G are hot topics in Pakistan these days. The auction was successfully concluded and consumers are getting impatient to lay their hands on this latest technology. Some of the operators have already started free trial of 3G services to some selected customers so that the technology can be tested. But before this technology can be availed by all consumers on commercial scale, telecom operators are going to need NOC from PTA. So when does PTA intend to give NOC (No Objection Certificate) to telecom operators? It is not too long as Pakistan Telecommunication Authority intends to celebrate a ceremony for the auction winning companies on 10th of May 2014 in Islamabad. In this ceremony No Objection Certificate (NOC) …

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3G and 4G Auction in Pakistan is in Danger?

International media earlier today spread the news that 3G and 4G auction in Pakistan may be postponed due to poor response from the bidders. They also claimed that Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar is angry upon the issue and might announce that no bidding will take place on 23rd of April. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced that this news is hoax and 4 mobile companies have been confirmed to be taking part in the auction. They also said that Ministry of Finance has nothing to do with the auction and this auction has been conducted by an independent regulator. It has been confirmed by PTA that on 17th of April the final candidates for the auction will be announced. …

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How to Block Stolen / Lost Mobile Phone in Pakistan

Mobile theft is nothing new when it comes to Pakistan. Mobile theft and snatching is getting common with every passing day. If you are one of those who got their mobile either snatched or stolen, it is natural that you would wish that if you cannot use your mobile, no one else should do it as well. Here is the solution to your problem. First of all when you buy a new mobile, dial the number *#06# and you will get a number. This number is known as IMEI number of your mobile set. IMEI number is unique in every GSM mobile set. It can also be found underneath the battery of your mobile or on the warranty card as …

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First-Ever Gay Lesbian Website of Pakistan Banned by PTA

PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) has blocked first gay and lesbian website in Pakistan. The website was designed for the gay people and its purpose was to help them meet with each other and support each other. The website queerpk.com was a platform where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people were facilitated to share views and connect to each other. This website was opened in July to take a step towards the openness of the long-silent community. The website said that PTA has shut down the website’s operations inside Pakistan and a statement about this issue by the website owners is stated below. The website also features its own online TV channel featuring live shows related to this subject. “The government …

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Ban on Telecom Inaami Schemes by PTA

PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) has sent a letter to all telecom operators including Warid, Ufone, Telenor, Mobilink and Zong. The letter asked these operators to stop running their prize schemes. It was mentioned in the letter that all companies should immediately stop their inaami schemes. After this warning if the inaami schemes are not stopped, a legal action will be taken against the companies for non-compliance. Companies are asked to submit compliance report on March 21st. It is not the first time that PTA sent telecommunication companies this letter. Last year in April 2012, a letter was sent to telecommunication companies to stop all inaami schemes. This action was taken because PTA was getting a lot of complaints from consumers …

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PTA 668 Check SIM Numbers information by Sms or Online

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has officially launched a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) information system 668 to address associated risks on security and to ensure subscription regulations in cellular sector. The objective of the project is to provide a consumer-based facility to mobile subscribers in Pakistan by which they would be able to find out the total number of SIM(s) registered against their respective CNIC number with each mobile operator. Check PTA 668 SIM Numbers information against you CNIC Through by PTA Website: http://www.pta.gov.pk/668/index.html PTA said that the objective of the project is to provide a consumer-based facility to mobile subscribers in Pakistan by which they would be able to find out the total number of SIM(s) registered against their …

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