PTA, FIA seized illegal gateway exchange at PMA Trade Center, Ferozepur Road Lahore

PTA and FIA seized illegal gateway exchange at PMA Trade Center, Ferozepur Road Lahore:
Lahore (May 21, 2011) : Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) alongwith Federal Investigation agency (FIA) has conducted a successful raid in Lahore and seized a functional illegal gateway exchange. According to details PTA and FIA teams through combined efforts not only traced the exact location but also carried out raid in PMA Trade Center, Ferozepur Road Lahore. One person running the set-up was also apprehended during the raid.
This successful raid, which was made possible because of continuous monitoring, shows the commitment and persistent efforts; PTA is putting in curbing the menace of grey traffic. The confiscated illegal set-up consists of gateways, tellulars, switches, routers and number of SIMs of different operators. Moreover, the campaign against illegal telephony has resulted in blocking of more than 55,000 mobile SIMs alongwith IMEIs.
It may be added that PTA with the state-of-the-art monitoring facility is observing the international traffic coming into the country, round the clock. The aim of monitoring is to identify the illegal gateway exchanges and track the elements operating them. Such exchanges bring huge loss to the national exchequer as well as to the telecom sector.
(Published in daily Business Recorder on May 21, 2011)

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