Regulations notified for local production of mobile phones

Regulations notified for local production of mobile phones

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday said that it has issued regulations for encouraging production of mobile phones in the country.

The PTAB issued Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) Regulations, 2021. The regulations have come into force with effect from January 25, 2021 and aimed at encouraging local production of mobile devices in Pakistan.

As per the regulations, all devices are to be manufactured as per ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITI-T) technical standards. Finish/manufactured devices made locally should display the label ‘Manufactured in Pakistan’.

The PTA said that it would consider all applications on merit for authorization to manufacture mobile devices in Pakistan. The key factor such as technical competence, experience of applicant’s management, key members of staff and local participation in the business; and technical viability of the applicant’s business plan for mobile device manufacturing will determine whether authorization is to be granted to the applicant.

The duration of the authorization will be valid for 10 years.

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