Amid the ongoing nationwide power outages and economic turmoil, telecommunication operators in Pakistan on Thursday warned of cutting down internet connections.
Amid the ongoing nationwide power outages and economic turmoil, telecommunication operators in Pakistan on Thursday warned of cutting down and mobile internet services. Through a Twitter post, the National Information Technology Board (NITB) of Pakistan informed that telecom operators have forwarded a joint letter to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), saying that the decision was taken due to a long-haul power crisis. The operators even asked citizens to shut down their phones and broadband services to limit the impact on operations amid hours-long blackouts.
According to Daily Pakistan, telecom operators have complained that the continuous supply of backup power to cellular towers has become an integral issue amid the long power cuts. The skyrocketing cost of fuel prices, particularly petrol has also made it difficult for telecom companies to keep the costs in check given that the systems are powered by petrol, which is currently PKR 233.89 per litre. This comes despite the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's warning to cellular companies against shutting down utility services. It maintained that the operators provide uninterrupted services to subscribers in sync with the terms and conditions of the licenses, Daily Pakistan reported.
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