PTA issued 696 licences

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) which is based in Islamabad has issued 696 licences in the fiscal year 2004-05 and cancelled 26 licences, says an annual report of the authority. Being a regulatory body, it said that the PTA had initiated a number of activities, aimed at improving and simplifying licensing processes and promoting new services for expansion of telecom services.
It said that the six new licences have been issued to the Mobile Operators, 12 to Long Distance & International (LDI), 36 to Local Loop (LL), 17 to Wireless Local Loop (WLL), 17 Audiotex Services, 2 to Burglar Alarm System, 372 to Card Pay Phone Services, 23 to Data Communication Network, one to Digital Radio Paging Services, 121 Electronic Information Services, 11 to E-mail Services, 7 to Mobile telephony, 31 to Non Voice Communication Network Services, 7 to stored and forward fax services, 8 satellite Services, 4 to Special license, 4 to Basic Telephony, 4 to Trunk Radio Services, one to Video Conferencing Services, two to Voice Mail Services and 10 to Vehicle Tracking System.
But guyz why the broadband services are still expensive in our cities? We are not getting real benefits from the companies who got these lincences or do we?

1 Comment so far

  1. adnankhan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

    hello! how are you. can i get internationl traffic lincence in pakistan.and please send me traffic rules.waiting for your reply. THANKS



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