According to a public notice issued by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), users are now required to register their Virtual Private Networks (VPN) before 30 June 2020 or face disconnection of services and possible legal action.
This step is being taken to eliminate all grey traffic from Pakistan which is the case with many companies running call center services in the country using VPN or unregistered Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to make international calls appearing as if they’re located somewhere else such as the United States.
Read more: VPN Registration deadline extended by PTA.
Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) wants to eliminate thei grey traffic by having people register VPN and have already started to blacklist IP addresses of corporate clients of several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country.
The PTA notification requests users to register their VPN service before 30 June 2020 to avoid any disconnection of service or legal action.
This is a copy of the Public Notice as available on PTA’s official site.