PTCL Surrenders 60 Million Numbers

PTA has cancelled 59.6 million numbers allocated to PTCL, which the landline giant had requested to surrender in two difference instances back in December 2010 and January 2011.

In two different letters issued to PTCL (produced below), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that all the numbers that were requested for cancellation have been canceled.

It is unclear so far if PTCL will have to pay the charges for allocated numbers that remained allotted to it for 18 months, even after the company had requested the authority to cancel them.

A PTCL spokesperson said that company will not pay the charges, and might go to court if numbering charges are imposed by PTA.

Before cancellation of these 60 million numbers, according to estimates, PTA had allotted around 80 million landline and wireless numbers to PTCL.

According to PTA, PTCL had 1.6 million wireless subscribers till March 2012 and another 2.9 million landline subscribers till December 2011.

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  • GadgetPlot

    good work from PTA

  • what are pros and cons of this?

  • Ali Hassan

    Already cancelled by PTA with effect from the date of PTCL application, why is PTCL so much willing to go to court then?

  • knucker man

    Is this a NEWS??? This is an administrative matter rather than some Masala news. It is nothing to do with the end consumer. Why the admin has so much interest in sharing it?