PTA Issues Framework on Regulatory Remedies & Solutions for Service Provision by WLL Operators


PTA Issues Framework on Regulatory Remedies & Solutions for Service Provision by WLL Operators. The framework launched yesterday at PTA official website aimed at focusing on possible options for regulatory remedies for limited mobility services. With the increasing demand of high speed mobile broadband networks, technological advancement on the standards developed by ITU, IEEE, ETSI, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and the regulatory provisions on limited mobility, various solutions are being explored to ensure an acceptable outcome for the fixed and mobile sector.

To Read Entire Framework Please Visit: PTA 

PTA Issues Framework on Regulatory Remedies & Solutions for Service Provision by WLL Operators

The framework highlights the legislative issues and summarizes the consultation made with stakeholders for its implementation in the light of Section 5.4 of the Telecom Policy 2015.

The following table shows the stats of presently sinking WLL industry of Pakistan.

PTA Issues Framework on Regulatory Remedies & Solutions for Service Provision by WLL Operators

Back in 2003, the fixed line telecom Deregulation Policy was issued by the Ministry of Information Technology Government of Pakistan (GoP) with a view to promote fixed line subscriber penetration, develop infrastructure and increase in service choice for customers of telecommunication services at competitive and affordable rates. The policy proposed issuance of technology neutral fixed line Telecom Service Licenses (Local Loop, Long Distance International).

Generally, Fixed line connectivity is provided by laying copper or fiber cable for the last mile solution which is not only expensive but also is cost prohibitive in some cases. Therefore, GoP authorized the Local Loop Operator to use wireless local loop (WLL) solution in the Local Loop confining to Limited Mobility i.e. mobility within a cell not beyond the Local Call charging radius.

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