PTA helps Sri Lanka with mobile number portability

Published May 1, 2021
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has extended training and technical support to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka for successful implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country.
— AFP/File
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has extended training and technical support to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka for successful implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Telecommunication Au­­thority (PTA) has extended training and technical support to the Telecom­mu­nica­tions Regulatory Commis­sion of Sri Lanka for successful implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country.

The Sri Lankan regulator has planned to introduce MNP for mobile phone users in the country and intends to follow processes adopted by the PTA.

Pakistan is the first country in South Asia to have introduced this facility for its mobile phone users in 2007.

The MNP is a service through which a mobile phone user can change his network without changing the number.

The MNP has put pressure on mobile phone operators in Pakistan to improve their service and encouraged the companies to improve the quality of service.

At the same time the key technical challenge to the MNP is to ensure smooth transfer calls.

Published in Dawn, May 1st, 2021

Opinion

De-programming the robot
25 Jul 2021

De-programming the robot

The robot that is programmed to be a predator, to dominate, to hurt, to rape, to kill, will do as he pleases, where he pleases...
A toxic discourse
Updated 25 Jul 2021

A toxic discourse

Politics as it exists now is a catalyst for further divisions...
Cyberespionage
25 Jul 2021

Cyberespionage

Sellers of surveillance tools must be held accountable...
Managing human agency
24 Jul 2021

Managing human agency

Is the private sector able to manage the ‘human agency’ of teachers better than the public sector?...

Editorial

Noor murder case
Updated 25 Jul 2021

Noor murder case

IT would not be an exaggeration to describe Pakistan as no country for women. This truth was underscored yet again...
25 Jul 2021

Rental inflation

HOUSE rent prices soared in June by 6.21pc from 4.2pc a year ago, topping the list of 10 contributors to the urban...
Cyberattack on rights
Updated 24 Jul 2021

Cyberattack on rights

A COLLABORATIVE investigation into a data leak of software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has ...
24 Jul 2021

Sleeper cells

THERE was a time not too long ago when militant groups had unleashed a reign of terror in Pakistan, resulting in...
24 Jul 2021

Prisoners’ return

THE families of 62 Pakistani prisoners who had been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia had reason to rejoice this Eid as...