Zong in the wrong; PTA accuses cellco of illegally routing international calls

24 Nov 2014

Local news portal Pro Pakistani writes that Chinese-backed mobile provider China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), which trades under the Zong name, has been issued a show cause notice by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA). The PTA has accused Zong of illegally accepting 2.2 million international calls – amounting to around eleven million minutes of traffic – through IPs that were originally intended for the provision of GPRS/EDGE services. The watchdog claims to have identified the calls through its Grey Traffic Monitoring System, which was installed under the International Clearing House (ICH) policy at a cost of USD30 million. The cellco faces a potential fine of up to PKR350 million (USD3.44 million) if found guilty.



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