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11 months ago

Digital Living

A lot of exciting things are happening in the Pakistani telecom ecosystem!  Pakistan is among the fastest growing mobile markets in the world. A recent article reveals that a whopping 65% of the country’s population owns a mobile phone. This is pretty significant for a developing country. With the explosion of smartphones, the need for…

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11 months ago

Digital Living

A very interesting tidbit of news has surfaced recently. The ITU, or International Telecommunication Union, has just made public that the monthly cost of owning a mobile phone in Pakistan is the fourth lowest in the world. In addition to this, the International Telecommunication Union also reported that Pakistan imposes the eighth highest tax rates…

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11 months ago

Telecom

The telecom service providers landscape is getting more competitive with each passing day here in Pakistan. Being one of the fastest growing mobile markets, Asia is the focus of all of the major and minor mobile phone manufacturers. Some of the methods used by telecom companies to increase their market share include expanding their footprint,…

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11 months ago

Telecom

“Over the past year we have invested a sizeable chunk of our profits back in to network up gradation, thus it is good to see our endeavors have surpassed the industry’s benchmarks.” “The Quality of Service results published by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority are proof of Mobilink’s commitment to the provision of high-end services to customers…

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12 months ago

Technology

Now this is something really nice. Although it is just a pilot project right now I am keenly awaiting a large scale roll out of this service. Technology is finally being used to help the common man in Pakistan. This is a blessing for people who regularly visit passport offices (renewals, new family additions, etc.)…

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12 months ago

Telecom

The Pakistan Super League is just a few days away (it starts 4th of Feb) and another huge collaboration has just hit the scene. After Bahria partnered with the ARY owned Karachi Kings, the news is now out that Mobilink is going to partner with the Lahore Qalandars. This is a very important milestone for…

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12 months ago

Telecom

I think there is hardly any other gadget in Pakistan as ubiquitous as mobile phones.  How many of you remember the days when you had to go to a PCO to make calls when you were out because there were no mobile phones around?  I bet, not many.  First, mobile phones and then smartphones have…

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1 year ago

Opinion

On December 11, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) under headship of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approved the 60-pager Telecommunications Policy 2015 that was floated by the Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) in consultant with Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA). This report stands out not just because of its clarity but also because it is one…

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1 year ago

Opinion

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently released figures that augur good news for anyone interested in the economy remotely related to ICT. As of now, 122.595 million active SIMs function in the country. Between September and October this year, 1.6 million Pakistanis joined the network, signalling incredibly fast growth of mobile adoption. The hard statistic…

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1 year ago

Telecom

When mobile phones, and services, were introduced in Pakistan, you had to call every time you wanted to change a subscription. Thankfully, things have changed. As it’s now possible to subscribe to new services and bundles simply by sending an SMS shortcode, we’ve tried to compile a list of all the main bundles, and basic…

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