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Foreign Investment

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Investing In Mobile Phone Companies in Pakistan

Published on November 3rd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Pakistan’s telecommunication market is one of the hottest in the emerging economies. This post will briefly review the mobile phone players in Pakistan and discuss how to evaluate and invest in these companies. In future posts I’ll review the major [&hellip... Read More


3G

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A Primer on CDMA and 3G

Published on October 27th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The purpose of this post is to present a simple explanation about CDMA for ordinary consumers. The post will touch upon CDMA flavors (CDMA2000, W-CDMA), explain 3G technologies for mobile phones, and CDMA-based fixed or mobile [&hellip... Read More


Consumer Rights

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Mobile Number Portability

Published on October 24th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Number portability allows consumers to switch phone providers and still keep their phone number. It started with local number portability and even that took a long time in many developed countries and it was not a [&hellip... Read More


China

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Huawei’s Success in Pakistan and Beyond

Published on October 9th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Huawei is a Chinese telecommunication (wireless, networking) equipment maker with presence in 41 countries. Huawei defines itself as the leader in next generation telecommunication networks. Recently Huawei has signed two mega deals worth over a billion [&hellip... Read More


Broadband Internet

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Digital Divide in Pakistan

Published on October 4th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Recently the issue of digital divide in Pakistan has been getting attention in the press, courts and the government. Let us review the availability and affordability of broadband services in Pakistan. Definitions of broadband vary – I’ll use [&hellip... Read More


Broadband Internet

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The Battle of Bandwidth Rates

Published on September 27th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With some luck the Pakistani Internet user base may get a long overdue and much deserved break. That is, if the recent bandwidth rate cuts proposed by PTA are implemented and that’s where the battle is. [&hellip... Read More


Marketing

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Mobilink puts Ladies First

Published on September 26th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

As the competition among the mobile providers heats up in Pakistan, they are coming up with new packages to attract and retain customers. Mobilink has introduced an interesting package called “Ladies First” to attract the female market segment. Currently Mobilink [&hellip... Read More


Telecom

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Skype: Worth a try!

Published on September 22nd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Is Skype a good option for making calls worldwide? Skype – the immensely popular Internet phone product – has 50 million users worldwide though I don’t have an idea of its users base in Pakistan. It uses a proprietary technology which leverages every user’s PC resources to route [&hellip... Read More


Broadband Internet

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Broadband Technologies and Providers in Pakistan

Published on September 20th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With the recent broadband deregulation, many new technologies and companies have started providing broadband services in Pakistan. The pricing, availability and service quality varies by geographic location. The results of annual Internet Service Provider Quality of [&hellip... Read More


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