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Digital Divide

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Digital Opportunity Index

Published on December 5th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Are the developing countries and organizations such as ITU, WSIS making real progress against digital divide? A new measure called Digital Opportunity Index may provide an objective way to  answer this question.   Following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) summits (Geneva [&hellip... Read More


Gadgets

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Picture of the Month: Future of Mobile Phones

Published on December 4th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

I could not resist sharing this amusing futuristic work of imagination from WIRED magazine. If you use headsets with blue tooth technology, this one is surely for you. At the pace of technology and gadget development we may have embedded [&hellip... Read More


3G

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ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006

Published on December 3rd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

As this post is being written, ITU is hosting TELECOM WORLD 2006 Asia in Hong Kong. It is one of the leading events of the telecom world, “bringing the world’s leading ICT companies, decision-makers, organisations and [&hellip... Read More


3G

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Mobile Handset Market In Pakistan

Published on November 28th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Consider some statistics about Pakistan’s mobile handset market. During 2005-06 the total value of handsets imported in the country crossed US$1 billion The mobile handset market is projected to grow by 25 percent annually About 800,000 handsets are [&hellip... Read More


3G

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Telecom Growth In Pakistan’s Neighbors: Part 2 – China

Published on November 26th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Next door to Pakistan is the world’s largest telecommunication market: China. In part 2 of telecom growth in Pakistan’s neighbors I present an overview of the Chinese telecom industry. This post will cover the major service providers and top telecom [&hellip... Read More


Government Regulations

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ITU to setup Center of Excellence in Pakistan

Published on November 20th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has declared it will set up an Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence in Pakistan for imparting training to member countries in issues ranging from telecom policy to regulations. The ITU, headquartered [&hellip... Read More


Competitive Trends

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Competitive Trends: Mobile Phone Advertisements

Published on November 17th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

It is hard not to notice the mobile phone advertising campaigns in Pakistan. The mobile phone and services advertisements are  in the media, on billboards and everywhere else imaginable. The competition among the mobile phone companies is driving this trend of intense [&hellip... Read More


3G

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Telenor Pakistan: Profile and Outlook

Published on November 14th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Continuing the series of posts on Pakistan’s mobile companies, this one will present a snapshot of Norway based Telenor ASA. Telenor has international operations in the areas of mobile telephony and satellite operations in more than 12 countries. [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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Ufone: Profile and Outlook

Published on November 12th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Recent news about decline in profit of PTCL has concerned many investors and shareholders. Will Ufone, mobile phone arm of PTCL, be able to fight back and reverse this trend? In this post I present a snapshot [&hellip... Read More


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