ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that all educational institutions and online businesses can use Legal Voice over Internet Protocols (VoIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Video Conferencing Applications to carry on their Online Activities without any restrictions.
All legal VoIPs and VPNs and video conferencing apps such as WhatsApp, Skype, Google Meets, Zoom, Blue Jeans, Cisco WebEx, Team viewer, Meraki VPN etc. are available to be used for virtual education and business.
As per the Telecom Rules and Regulations, the PTA is only taking action against those using VoIP & VPNs for terminating illegal traffic which causes loss to exchequer. Therefore, impression being given through media by certain elements that the PTA has blocked all VoIP, Video conference & VPNs is incorrect.
Furthermore, the PTA is working in close coordination with the Ministry of IT and Telecom (MoIT&T) and the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) in facilitating and regularizing the operations of BPO / Call Center Industry.
To facilitate the industry, Internet Protocols (IP) applied for whitelisting through relevant service providers are processed for approval within 24 hours.
The PTA remains committed to serve as per its vision in ensuring that high quality ICT services are available to telecom users.