Thursday, August 19, 2004

PTA Site Inaccessible

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority website is down for the straight forth day. Seems like they need some good advice on how to run a reliable website. However, since National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), the entity responsible for providing such services to PTA has troubles with its own site, this indicates some bigger outage. A large number of interested people must be hitting the URL of the PTA website in order to get the latest on the spectrum auction results just to find that the main source of this information has a malfunctioning website.

Let us just hope that the idea of having a state-of-the-art data center for such (and other governmental requirements) catches on which will separate the administration of such websites from the respective departments and puts it in the hands of dedicated professionals.

Till then, HTTP Error 404.

4 comments:

Zunaira said...

Some one seems to have noticed your rant. PTA's website is now accessible.

Zunaira said...

Do you mean the National Radio and Telecommmunications Corp OR the National Tariff Commission

The NRTC's website is taking forever to load but it is in working order. Must have fixed it recently because it was a dead end for so many months!

Anonymous said...

National Telecommunication Corporation is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Information Technology. It was created to provide telecommunication services to armed forces, defence projects, federal government, provincial governments, and other governmental agencies/institutions in Pakistan. Sadly, NTC's website is down today...

Anonymous said...

I have just received an email from Pakistan.Gov that the National Telecommunication Corporation's website is at http://www.ntc.net.pk/ . Please note that the URL for NTC mentioned on MoIT's website is incorrect (as of writing this comment).