Bandwidth Blues: PTA Orders Resolution in Pakistan ISP Dispute
Bandwidth Blues: PTA Orders Resolution in Pakistan ISP Dispute

A simmering dispute between internet service providers (ISPs) in Pakistan has drawn the attention of the regulatory body, with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ordering a swift resolution.

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At the Heart of the Issue:

  • Nayatel, an ISP, accuses PTCL, the telecom giant, of blocking its internet traffic after they switched to cheaper bandwidth providers.
  • Nayatel claims PTCL offered them expensive bandwidth options and refused to allow their traffic through its network even after they secured cheaper solutions from CMPak (Zong) and Telenor.
  • This, according to Nayatel, stifles competition and prevents them from offering affordable internet to customers.

PTA Steps In: Concerned about potential anti-competitive practices, the PTA has directed PTCL, Zong, and Telenor to:

  • Resolve the dispute within 3 business days.
  • Submit a detailed response to the complaint lodged by Nayatel.

Broader Implications: This incident highlights:

  • Competition concerns in the Pakistani ISP market.
  • Potential impact on consumer access to affordable internet.
  • The role of regulations in ensuring fair play and fostering competition.

What’s Next?: All eyes are on the involved parties as they respond to the PTA’s directive. Whether a solution is found within the stipulated timeframe and what impact it has on the wider internet landscape in Pakistan remains to be seen.

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