Pakistan extends mobile device registration deadline to 3 July amid COVID-19 crisis

Saturday 6 June 2020 | 11:01 CET | News
Always wanted to know everything about the Dutch Telecoms market? Then the online Masterclass Introduction Dutch Telecom market is for you! Please enroll here!
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended the deadline for blocking mobile device IMEIs until 3 July. The decision covers all GSMA valid IMEIs seen on mobile networks, but currently not registered with the PTA. The extension aims to provide relief to the public and ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Mobile operators will start blocking unregistered mobile devices from 4 July. Users will be notified via SMS.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: GSMA / Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Countries: Pakistan
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Pakistan loses more than 1.5 mln mobile subscribers in May

Published 20 Jun 2020 08:14 CET | Pakistan
The Pakistani mobile market fell to 166.36 million subscribers in May, from 167.88 million the previous month, according to the ...

Jazz donates medical equipment to fight against COVID-19

Published 11 Jun 2020 20:59 CET | Pakistan
Pakistani operator Jazz has announced it has provided 10 patient monitors and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the ...

Pakistani watchdog suspends mobile phone blocking during covid-19 crisis

Published 25 Mar 2020 11:24 CET | Pakistan
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that, in view of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure social ...

PTCL, Ufone close sales and service centers amid coronavirus outbreak

Published 20 Mar 2020 15:05 CET | Pakistan
Pakistani operators PTCL and Ufone have announced the closure of their Sales & Service Centers and Joint Shops in South Punjab, ...

Pakistani telecom regulator opens Consumer Support Centre

Published 21 Feb 2020 13:05 CET | Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has inaugurated the Consumer Support Center (CSC). The PTA CSC services will be ...

Pakistan smartphone imports nearly hit 8 million in 2019

Published 19 Dec 2019 08:18 CET | Pakistan
Smartphone imports in Pakistan reached 7.64 million units in the first eleven months of 2019, down from 7.24 million in the ...

Pakistan extends deadline for mobile device registration to 15 September

Published 04 Sep 2019 10:42 CET | Pakistan
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended the deadline for mobile device registration. PTA urges customers who ...

Pakistan registers 44 million IMEIs

Published 21 Aug 2019 06:42 CET | Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced it has completed the registration of 44 million IMEIs of mobile devices ...

Pakistan to implement counterfeit device blocking system from December

Published 29 Nov 2018 11:37 CET | Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has developed a Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS) at its ...

Pakistan to block unregistered SIMs starting with 15 Nov

Published 28 Oct 2015 15:24 CET | Pakistan
The Pakistani government has ordered mobile phone operators to block numbers that will not be registered by 15 November, local ...

Pakistan regulator blocks over 2 mln unregistered SIMs

Published 30 Jan 2015 12:41 CET | Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked over 2 million unregistered SIM cards across the country, Business ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Oct Harmonic Q3 2020
26 Oct Alphabet Q3 2020
26 Oct Twilio Q3 2020
26 Oct CCW Europe 2020
27 Oct Akamai Technologies Q3 2020
27 Oct Megacable Q3 2020
27 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
27 Oct A10 Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Siminn Q3 2020
27 Oct Telefonica Brasil Q3 2020
27 Oct Sequans Communications Q3 2020
28 Oct Telefonica Deutschland Q3 2020
28 Oct Equinix Q3 2020
28 Oct 8x8 fiscal Q2
28 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2020
28 Oct ZTE Q3 2020
28 Oct Belden Q3 2020
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct KPN Q3 2020
28 Oct Cognizant Q3 2020
28 Oct Telecoms World Asia 2020
29 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2020
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telefonica Q3 2020
29 Oct Dasan Zhone Q3
29 Oct Ribbon Communications Q3
29 Oct Comcast Q3 2020
29 Oct Veon Q3 2020
29 Oct NTT Docomo fiscal Q2
::: More Calendar Items