ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has denied any role in disrupting Amazon Web Services, saying an impression was created on social media that it was related to the ban on PUBG.
“With regards to the disruption in Amazon Web Services reportedly faced by some users recently, the impression being created on social media that it was due to the PUBG ban is wrong and baseless,” said a statement by the telecom regulator.
It clarified the ban on PUBG is in place since 10th July whereas Amazon Web Services users faced issues reportedly on 23rd July. It said complaints received by operators from AWS users also show that they experienced intermittent accessibility issues and not complete blocking of IPs or services.
It added this was not specific to Pakistan only but users in other countries including United States also experienced similar issues. PTA has already clarified the matter through when this trend was first seen on social media.
PTA said it is not blocking any VPN and the apprehensions are unfounded. In terms of VPN registration, the requirements are tailored around users working from home either for a local or a foreign company.
It said users can get their VPNs registered without having a static IP on their end. PTA has already clarified VPN registration process requirements and has also engaged industry forums to create awareness. It said an online mechanism for VPN registration is also being launched to facilitate the masses.