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China Mobile in Pakistan: Updates

Published on April 24th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

According to China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou, the company plans to spend USD400 million this year to expand its network in Pakistan. This was reported by Telegeography. China Mobile entered the Pakistan mobile market earlier this year [&hellip... Read More


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3G Forecasts For Pakistan

Published on April 23rd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I have written about Business Monitor International’s coverage of Pakistan Telecom before here. In the past BMI has made interesting projections about growth of Pakistan’s telecom industry. This time they have extended their forecast to 3G [&hellip... Read More


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Usability of Smart Phones and PDAs

Published on April 20th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Smart phones or PDAs cost between $300-500 (Rs 18,000-30,000). If you are going to spend that much money on a blackberry or Treo, it had better be a phone which works really well and is easy to [&hellip... Read More


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Financial Transaction On Your Phone

Published on April 18th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This is second in a series about mobile commerce. The first post was a case study about mobile wallets in Japan. In this post I review the efforts by US banks and financial institutions such as [&hellip... Read More


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Voice Search On Mobiles

Published on April 17th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Voice search for mobile phones is one of the killer applications  – just think of all the people for whom mobile is the main tool for connectivity and they do not prefer to – or simply cannot – type. How nice [&hellip... Read More


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Mobile Phone Import Up 6 Times In 3 years

Published on April 12th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As reported by The News, the import of mobile phones in Pakistan has increased almost six times over the last three years. This is alarming because it causes huge drain on foreign reserves and deprives Pakistan of the economic [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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When a cell phone is like a cow: Story of Grameen Bank

Published on April 11th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

There’s an interesting story about Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank in Financial Express. The story is inspired from a book called “You Can Hear Me Now” by Nicholas Sullivan, in which he writes how microloans and cell phones [&hellip... Read More


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Guide to MNP in Pakistan – 2

Published on April 10th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Now that MNP is available in Pakistan and all the companies are trying to win customers from their competitors, lets review the implementation of this $80 Million effort in bit more detail. For an overall summary of MNP please see my post at [&hellip... Read More


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