Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has made efforts to curb illegal issuance of SIMs and to ensure authentic antecedents of mobile subscribers by implementation of 789 system in February 2009.
After having successfully implemented the system for mobile operators, PTA has extended its efforts by bringing the WLL operators under the same umbrella.
In this regard, Chairman PTA visited head offices of Wateen and WorldCall to inaugurate call centers of both the companies for 789 verifications.
Dr. Yasin, Chairman PTA, during his visit to Wateen Telecom, said that facilitation of the genuine subscribers must be our top priority, but not at the cost of national security. Fake subscribers must be discouraged at any cost and all-out technical and other efforts must be made in this regard. Operators are also bound legally to make sure that only genuine subscribers avail the communication facilities provided by the operators.
Wateen has cleared 100% of its subscribers with NADRA; while WorldCall has cleared its 65 percent of subscribers with CNIC verification.
During his discussion address, Mr. Chairman emphasized the importance of authentic documentation and urged the WLL operators to spare no stone unturned while issuing the new connections strictly in accordance with the laid down procedures for new regime.
Under the new process all WLL service providers are now linked with NADRA data base, and all WLL connections shall be activated after its verification from NADRA.