ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has stopped illegal import of sub-standard mobile devices with the implementation of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System, statement said on Monday.
Statement issued by PTA said that since implementation of PTA Device Identification Registration and Blocking System, the use of fake, sub-standard mobile devices being imported via informal and illegal channels has been stopped.
It said that the import of smart phones in 11 months of 2019, as of November 30th, stands at 7.64 million. In comparison, the import of smart phones in 2018 (Jan-Dec) was 7.24 million.
Apart from smart phones, other devices having 3G and 4G technology functionality, such as IoT, Dongles, Tablets etc., imported in 2018 (Jan-Dec) were 4.82 million, whereas in 11 months of 2019 (Jan-Nov), 7.11 million devices have so far been imported.
Furthermore, 4G devices connected to mobile...