CCP Fines Bahria Town for Not Allowing Nayatel to Operate in It

Competition Commission of Pakistan has imposed a fine of Rs. 2 million on Bahria Town (Islamabad) for not allowing Nayatel to offer its services in Phase 1 to 6, we have checked with sources.

According to a CCP order — a copy of which was made available to ProPakistani — a resident of Bahria Town filed a complaint with CCP and pleaded that Bahria Town is involved in anti-competitive practices by allowing only one operator (PTCL) in Bahria Town phase 1 to 6.

After hearing the case, CCP found that exclusive contract of PTCL with Bahria Town is abuse of its dominant position and imposed a fine of Rs. 2 million on Bahria Town.

CCP also directed Bahria Town to work with Nayatel in laying down the fiber optic in phase 1 to 6.

CCP also asked Nayatel to ensure that while laying down and installing its fiber-optic cable, it should use the best technology and reinstate footpaths and all infrastructures to the satisfaction of Bahria Town.

CCP also asked Bahria Town to work with any other potential telecom player that wants to offer services in its locality.

CCP order is a going to set a precedent for other housing societies and localities that used to sign exclusive contracts with single telecom operator and blocked all other ICT infrastructure providers from offering services to the consumers.

Tech and telecom reporter for over 15 years

  • CCP needs to fine DHA Lahore
    only PTCL and Worldcall are allowed to operate
    Stormfiber etc all are banned

    • They aren’t banned. DHA charges exorbitant amount of fees and infrastructure expenses that most operators simply can’t afford. That’s why PTCL doesn’t upgrade it’s decades old infrastructure in the older phases as well.

      • Which means they didn’t foresee these technologies and infrastructure coming in future.

  • Any progress? It’s been almost two months and there has been radio silence from both ends.

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