Automatic Monitoring and Detection System (AMDS) for Grey Traffic

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Mahmood Ashraf Khan


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) defines Grey telephony as: the use of illegal gateway exchanges to bypass legal PTCL gateways and terminate/originate international traffic, including through VoIP gateways, GSM gateways, WLL phones, mobile SIMs or other related equipment. This traffic may then be distributed onwards using WLL and mobile numbers. It is claimed that grey telephony causes a loss of over Rs. 3 billion to the national exchequer, annually The project intends to design an operative system for collecting and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources and provide effective solutions to reduce loss of revenue incurred due to Grey Traffic along with improving the quality assurance. For this very purpose Automated Monitoring and Detection System (AMDS) for Grey Traffic is proposed. This system will consist of four major building blocks with the purpose to collect data, analyze it and report it in a meaningful format and then use the results to monitor the traffic. The system was supposed to be installed at the Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE). The project was supposed to be executed in two steps, one being the training on the proposed system AMDS and the other being the real-time system that was to be installed at the PIE site. Initially only the data collection block (Probe) was to be installed at the PIE. The training was to be done on the reaming three blocks i.e. Data analysis (SBDNM), Reporting (SPR) and monitoring of traffic block (TM). All this was supposed to be done at Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Campus.

Start Date 01-Jul-2013

Duration 18 months

Budget PKR 13.51 million

Status  Project in Inclosure Process

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Publications  N/A

Thematic Area  Security

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