Pakistan Telecom Authority has approved PTCL’s proposal for co-location charges that will increase by ten percent per annum, and increment will be applicable from January 1st of every year.
PTA sources has confirmed this co-location charges approval and said that it was concluded after taking input from Industry. New charges will be applicable from February 1st, 2009.
It merits mentioning here that PTCL has established Co-Location centers, where ISPs and other Telecom Data and IT Companies install their equipment directly in PTCL premises in ready fitted environment. The primary purpose is to provide a number of resilient and centralized connection and control facilities in which Co-Location center’s communication can be located.
In past telecom companies and ISPs had disputes over the co-location charges with respect to facilities provided at premises, however, with this decision it is hoped that situation will get better.