The steps to control grey telephony are bearing fruit and resulted in the increase of legal international incoming traffic from 500 million minutes to 1.35 billion minutes per month. The illegal or grey call termination is continuously witnessing a declining trend which has become possible only due to the numerous steps taken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) including the installation of an international traffic monitoring system, raids and rate revision of international traffic termination.
An official while giving details of both technical and regulatory measures adopted to control the practice, said on Monday that as per provision of the deregulation policy, The official said that the system monitors internet protocols (IPs) and automatically blocks any unauthorised IP carrying voice traffic.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2012.
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