PTA to Extend deadline for mobile phone registration, starts labeling valid IMEIs as non-compliant
Following the requests from the Senate standing advisory group, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is looking to really delay the implementation of its Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS).
The new due date for portable enlistment will be January 25th, 2018.As indicated by PTA, when the framework happens all unregistered cell phones will quit working.
Be that as it may, the Senate Body on Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication have asked PTA to stretch out the due date attributable to perplexity and uncertainty concerning the comprehension of the framework.
“This framework is unreasonably confusing for the proficient to fold their heads over. We cannot envision how the uneducated will comprehend it,” said Senator Rubina Khalid
PTA Announced the confirmed date:
The PTA board of trustees met with congressperson Rubina Khalid on Tuesday, amid gathering agents from its service, PTA and Members from Custom advised the council about the portable enlistment framework and how it would be streamlined for gathering custom expense on imported cell phones.
Apart from PTA further guaranteed the representative that the due date for portable enlistment will be stretched out to 25th January.
The PTA Board additionally referred to that since the electronic online enrollment framework for abroad Pakistanis was not powered, they should visit the traditions of the workplaces to settle the government’s obligation/obligation for their versatile enlistment.
The Congress in light of this demonstrated inconvenience to the evil readiness of PTA and prompted the specialist of media transmission to initially launching the framework and after that decide the date of the due date. The Senate Board of Trustees has prescribed another extension of the due date.
On the off chance that the present disarray encompassing the DIRBS framework was not sufficient, another issue has surfaced which shows the status of the phone as “resistant” even though the phone is marked as “substantial and agreeable.”
The PTA has not yet remarked nor clarified this issue. Various clients have raised their concerns on their gadgets, all of a sudden being marked resistant.
It is theorized this is transitory and PTA is in the process of updating database, which causes this error over the gadget status. Be it as it may, inferable from no official declaration or reaction from PTA as of this composition, this is all simple theory.
We should trust that PTA will soon deal with this new issue, as a decent majority of individuals are suddenly confronting this newly discovered issue where their impeccably registered gadgets are currently given the status of “rebellious,” adding to the disarray and vulnerability around this entire DIRBS execution process.
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