As the government continues its battle against grey traffic to bring all voice over internet protocol (VoIP) under the legal framework, the Minister of State for Information Technology
Chairing a follow up meeting on grey traffic, she was appraised over steps taken to control illegal communication and the challenges faced. She was told that in addition to thousands of SIMs being blocked through a SIM detection system, 390,000 IP addresses had also been blocked to curb grey traffic.
She was further told that customised Virtual Protected Networks (VPNs) were being widely used for terminating grey traffic and VoIP gateway are working on dynamic IP addresses allocation.
Emphasising on the need for zero compromise on legal framework for telecom business, and on financial loss to the exchequer, it was agreed in the meeting that devices associated with suspected IP addresses should be identified through IPDRs and radius information and subsequently blocked by the service provider.
Further, PTA, in collaboration with FIA, will continue to raid illegal activities and take it to logical conclusion, Rahman stressed.
Federal Secretary for IT
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