ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned the use of Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (Dect) 6.0 cordless phones and announced to step up its efforts for removal of sale and usage of these kind of devices.
According to a PTA official, strong signals of Dect 6.0 interfere with the signals of mobile phone operators that’s why we have banned the cordless in the country and sought law enforcing agency’s help in eliminating use of this particular device.
Cordless phones manufactured in Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong and Japan operate in 1800Mhz band which is used by Pakistani telecom operators for 3G services.
Due to similar frequency these cordless phones disrupt 3G services in areas where they are used and cause serious trouble for cellular users.
According to officials in order to stop the sale and use of devices, PTA Enforcement Division and its Zones in Karachi, Lahore, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi have held several meetings with the officials of FIA, police, chambers of commerce, trade unions, importers, vendors and sellers of telecom equipments in their respective zones.
PTA also warns all the illegal importers, distributors, sellers and users of DECT 6.0 cordless phones, to refrain from such illegal activity otherwise legal action shall be taken against them through law enforcement agencies including FIA.