Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to introduce Voice Over Internet Protocol -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to introduce Voice Over Internet Protocol

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will introduce Voice Over Internet Protocol within next few months to check increasing illegal telephony over Internet, said Chairman PTCL Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa.

In an interview with PTV he said the company would also sign an agreement with selected parties within few days to provide telephony services to its customers over Internet.

He said the illegal voice trafficking over Internet is causing major financial loss to PTCL, which wants to bring the activity under a protocol to make up for the lost revenue.

Under a strategy, PTCL would also physically intervene to put a stop to the illegal voice trafficking besides competing with illegal voice traffickers by running its own service.

Bajwa said the problem has become a challenge and threat to PTCL as a lot of people are illegally using voice mail through Internet. It is an illegal activity according to present regulations, he added.

To a question, he said PTCL would follow the policies set by government, a major shareholder in the company.

He said PTCL has provided Internet access through telephone lines in 400 cities, towns, and villages across the country.

Talking about the financial position of PTCL he said, the company has earned Rs.12.3 billion profit during the first nine months of current fiscal year ending on March 21, 2001.

He said the company’s total revenues for the first nine months were recorded at Rs. 45.3 billion over the revenues of Rs.42.406 billion over the same period last year, showing an increase of Rs. 2.8 billion
Source: The Nation
Date:5/3/2001