(2)     The Licensee shall not provide any licensed services, within a period as required in sub-regulation (1) of Regulation 9, to a customer, or accept any payment from a customer in respect of the licensed services to be provided by the Licensee, unless a commencement certificate is issued by the Authority certifying that the Licensee has established the required telecom system under the provisions of the License and is able to provide licensed services.

(3)     The Licensee shall give 30 days prior notice to the Authority prior to the date on which the Licensee intends to commence providing any licensed service to customers. The Licensee shall 

co-operate with the Authority in scrutiny and investigation of its telecommunication system in connection with the issuance of a commencement certificate.

(6)  A Licensee may apply to the Authority for extension in the required date of commencement of services, only in exceptional circumstances:

Provided that the application of the Licensee for grant of extension in the date of commencement under these Regulations may only be considered by the Authority if deemed appropriate, and the decision of the Authority shall be final and binding.

10.     Rights and Obligations of MNO(s).—(1) Upon commencement of services by an MVNO as prescribed in Regulation 9, the MNO shall provide service to the MVNO(s) without any interruption.

(2)     The parent MNO(s) shall not suspend or terminate services to the MVNO(s) Licensee without prior approval of the Authority.

(3)     An MNO may enter into commercial agreements with more than one MVNO Licensee.

(4)     The MNO(s) shall be responsible for national security.

11.     Dispute Resolution.—(1) The MNO concerned and MVNO Licensee shall make all reasonable efforts to resolve their disputes in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Commercial Agreement, amicably without delay.

(2)  If the MNO concerned and MVNO are unable to resolve the dispute referred to in sub-regulation (1) above, they shall refer the dispute to the Authority for resolution.

12.     Inspection.—(1) The Authority may as and when required authorize an officer, to inspect the premises and records maintained by an MVNO Licensee for the purpose of these regulations.

(2)  The MVNO Licensee shall ensure all practicable assistance to the officer of the Authority for an inspection at any time.

13.     Provision of Information to the Authority.—The MVNO Licensee shall produce and provide any document or record to the Authority as and when required for the purpose of any inspection or investigation.

                                                                   ERUM LATIF,

                                               Deputy Director (Law & Regulations-I),

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS F-5/1, ISLAMABAD

Annex-A

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS F-5/1, ISLAMABAD

http://www.pta.gov.pk

Application No. (to be filled by PTA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHECK LIST FORM 

(TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION)

#

Items

Check (√) if attached

# of pages

For PTA use only

1.

Applicant(s) profile;

 

 

 

2.

Evaluation fee; Submit proof of deposit

 

 

 

3.

Certificate of Incorporation (including Memorandum & Article of Association and Form-29 and Form-A duly certified by SECP)

 

 

 

4.

a.         Attested copies of Computerized National Identity Card for Pakistani National shareholder directors,

b.         Attested copies of Passport of foreign nationals submitted through Ministry of Foreign Affairs after security clearance.

 

 

 

5.

Undertaking on duly notarized stamp paper for:–

a.     That the company or its Director have never been declared insolvent by any Court of law;

b.    That the Directors of the company have never been convicted by a Court of law for major offences or unethical/immoral turpitude (other than minor offences).

c.     That neither the applicant company nor its shareholder directors are defaulters) of PTA.

 

 

 

6.

Bio-data of key management personnel

 

 

 

7.

Brief Description of the Applicant's Business Plan

 

 

 

8.

Technical Plan

 

 

 

9.

Copy of proposed Service Level Agreements with the Access/Infrastructure Provider/ customers.

 

 

 

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

HEADQUARTERS F-5/1, ISLAMABAD

Annex-B

NUMBER ALLOCATION PROCEDURE FOR MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATOR (MVNO)

Background:

PTA allocates and approves mobile numbering- plan for all cellular mobile operators in light of Number Allocation & Administration Regulations 2011 (as amended time to time). This includes the issuance of Mobile Country Codes (MCC), Mobile Network Codes (MNC), National Destination Code (NBC) along with geographic numbers as per ITU-T recommendations. These numbers are issued in the following format:

IMSI (Max of 15 digits)

3 digits

2 digits

Max of 10 digits

MCC

MNC

MSIN

410

01

000 6765432

MCC : Mobile Country Code

MNC : Mobile Network Code

MSIN ; Mobile Subscriber Identification Number

IMSI : International Mobile Subscriber Identity

MCC codes are assigned for each country by the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau within

ITU-T (TSB). For Pakistan, the assigned MCC is (410). The MNC is assigned by the PTA e.g. (01) for Mobilink GSM. MSIN is assigned by the network operator.

ALLOCATION PROCEDURE FOR MVNO:

MVNOs will follow the following standard operating procedure (SOP) for the allocation of numbering resources from PTA:

FOR INTIAL APPLICATION

1.       MVNO shall provide a copy of license issued by PTA.

2.       MVNO shall provide a copy of agreement signed with cellular mobile operator to PTA.

GENERAL

1.       Cellular Mobile Operators shah reserve pool of numbers for MVNOs and pass on this information to PTA along with fees if applicable.

2.       PTA will allocate numbering block of 5000 numbers against previously allocated NDC of particular mobile operator to MVNOs against each city/district/location.

3.       MVNOs shall submit numbering utilization Performa for requesting additional numbering block.

4.       MVNO& will submit advance annual number charges along with application processing fee for number allocation as per ''Numbering Administration & Allocation Regulations 2011" (as amended from time to time).

5.       An MVNO shall be allowed to have numbers from more than one Cellular Mobile Operator (MNO) provided all requirements are met with each additional Cellular Mobile Operator (MNO) along with any other requirement which the PTA may impose.

6.       The number allocated to MVNO operators shall be allowed to be ported out to any other cellular mobile operator (MNO) within Pakistan.

7.       Mobile Number Portability shall be a joint responsibility of MVNO and its parent MNO [that actually controls the network infrastructure]. In this regard, both parties shall clearly define technical arrangements and operational procedures.