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1 year ago

Telecom

The government has recently released a draft telecom policy 2016. It seems to be a mish-mash of clichés that we think delve on everything but the oppressive tax policy and the double taxation, especially on data services. The issue of taxation is one of the most important as it directly affects the end user as…

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1 year ago

Digital Living

During the past 6-7 years, Pakistanis have started claiming their share of e-commerce.  Starting from freelancing at e-lance (rebranded as Upwork) and other such channels, enterprising Pakistanis have begun testing e-commerce waters.  ‘Make Money online,’ these three words have changed the thinking of an entire generation about earning a living. Young people are starting businesses,…

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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