Monday, April 26, 2010

PTA Suspends License of Redtone Telecommunications

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has suspended the LDI license of Redtone Telecommunications (Pvt.) Ltd on account of concealment of minutes pertaining to the international incoming traffic.
According to the details Redtone Telecommunications was issued a Long Distance & International (LDI) license. Under the license conditions, the company was supposed to deposit Access Promotion Contribution (APC) for Universal Service Fund (USF) on the total number of minutes of international incoming traffic.
The details of international traffic (CDR) for the month of October 2009 provided by Redtone Telecommunications were compared with the CDR of licensee’s interconnect partner (access provider) and the analysis of these CDRs highlighted discrepancy in minutes terminated on mobile network which were not found in the licensee’s CDRs.
The decision was passed pursuant to the Show Cause Notice issued to the company by the Authority on March 1, 2010 in response to which the company could not satisfy the Authority during the hearing thus resulting in the immediate suspension of the LDI license of the company.

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