PTA Issues Notice Against Illegal Satellite-Based Internet Services. In a public notice Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that some service providers are providing illegal services. They are offering satellite-based internet/data services without proper authorization and approval from PTA.
Some service providers are violating the Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act 1996 and PTA’s rules, regulations and other authorized provisions.
PTA Issues Notice Against Illegal Satellite-Based Internet Services
The service providers should stop offering these unlawful services. If they fail to do so legal action will be taken against them. Subscribers and general public are advised not to avail such unauthorized services. And should halt such services from operators who have no NOC or authorization from PTA.
Legal Action will be Taken Against Those Violating the Rules
Those pursuing satellite-based Internet facilities from unauthorized providers may face quality matters and secretarial problems. The users are recommended to get same services from those operators having NOC from PTA. Without NOC service providers are not allowed to continue to deliver their services.
Users and General Public are Advised not to Use Unauthorized Services
Under the Telecom Reorganization Act 1996, PTA was established to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems, and provision of telecom services.
Other than these functions, the regulation body has to arbitrate on objections and other claim made against licensees arising out of suspected violations of the provisions of this Act. The Authority is also responsible to make sanctions to the Federal Government on policies regarding international telecommunications, provision of support for participation in international meetings and contracts.
No doubt Pakistan has improved a lot in last few years due to the unprecedented efforts of both MoITT and PTA. International platforms like GSMA Intelligence, ITU etc. are also praising country’s efforts and commitment towards this cause. In May 2016, the rate of Mobile Broadband penetration of Pakistan has witnessed phenomenal growth.