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Published on May 3rd, 2010 | by Babar Bhatti

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Mobile 2.0 Applications and Conditions for Emerging Telecom Markets






I had mentioned about the expert forum arranged by Pakistan Telecom Authority and LIRNEAsia on the topic of Mobile 2.0 technologies, applications and conditions in Islamabad. The details of the forum and the presentations are posted online by LIRNEAsia here. I will write about the individual sessions and my views in detail.

Here’s a quick snapshot.

Session 1: Beyond voice (Easing payments, making markets efficient)
Chair: Yaseen Anwar, Deputy Governor, Banking Supervision and Corporate Services, State Bank of Pakistan
Sriganesh Lokanathan, LIRNEasia – Leveraging Mobile 2.0 for Agricultural Market Access
Hon. Harsha de Silva, PhD, LIRNEasia – mPayments in Public Transport: The case of bus tickets in Sri Lanka
Muriuki Mureithi, Summit Strategies, Kenya – mPayments experience in Kenya
Aamir Ibrahim, Chief Strategy Officer, Telenor Pakistan – Mobile 2.0: The telenor experience with EasyPaisa

Session 2: Beyond voice (mGovernment, mCommerce, mSocial Networking)
Chair: Syed Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi, Member (Finance), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Shazna Zuhyle, LIRNEasia – Mobile Markets: What works in emerging Asia?
Puree Sirasoontorn, LIRNEasia – BuzzCity
Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, PhD, LIRNEasia (on behalf of Prof. Subhash Bhatnagar) – eGovernance using mobile platform
Parvez Iftikar, CEO, Universal Service Fund – Telecom for all

Session 3: Conditions for Mobile 2.0 (Market entry)
Chair: Khawar Siddique Khokhar, PhD, Member (Technical), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Helani Galpaya & Payal Malik, LIRNEasia – Unleashing the potential of mobile 2.0 technologies through efficient spectrum management
Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, PhD, LIRNEasia – Mobile number portability
Muhammad Talib Dogar, Director General (Services), PTA (Pakistan’s experience with Mobile Number Portability) – Mobile number portability: Pakistan’s Experience

Session 4: Conditions for Mobile 2.0 (Quality of Service Experience)
Chair: Baburajan K., Executive Editor, Voice and Data
Chanuka Wattegama, LIRNEasia – User-centric Broadband Quality Monitoring Approach
Wasim Tauqir, Director General (Strategy & Development), PTA (Pakistan’s experience with Mobile Quality of Service) – Pakistan’s experience with Mobile Quality of Service

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