PTA has been, somewhat, consistently publishing quarterly and annual industry reports for few years now. These industry reports are packed with industry indicators, industry direction, updates and other major elements of Telecom sector of Pakistan.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has failed to publish its quarterly reports lately. Its last report was for Q1 2008, and in past too we have seen PTA missing its quarterly and even annual reports.
When contacted PTA officials, in this regard, in a response to a question that what is actually hindering the authority to publish its quarterly industry report? He said that “PTA publishes 3 quarterly reports while 4th and last one is merged with the annual report. Annual report for the current year will be published shortly.” It merits mentioning here that we have already spent Q3 2008, but there came neither the quarterly report for Q2 nor the annual report.
A PTA source, who requested anonymity, has told us that PTCL was actually the main hindrance for the publication of quarterly report for Q2 2008. He maintained that PTCL had not been giving its data to authority, despite repetitive notices.
However, we have learned that PTCL has now forwarded its statistics for Q2 2008 to PTA and authority has been compelling its report, which is likely to appear soon after Eid.
PTA’s previous annual reports and quarterly reports are available on its website.