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The Gender Divide In Pakistan Telecom

Published on June 22nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

According to a recent study by Sir Lanka based research organization LIRNEasia, Pakistan has done well in terms of mobile access at the bottom of the pyramid compared to India and Sri Lanka; however a large [&hellip... Read More


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OmanTel eyes Pakistan Telecom market…..

Published on June 20th, 2007 | by Muhammad Farooq

Oman Tel the fixed monopoly which ranked 1st this week among Oman’s top 20 listed companies posted impressive numbers like total revenue of RO 323.6 million during 2006,  a hefty increase of 20% over 2005, and [&hellip... Read More


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Welcome to TelecomPk.Net

Published on June 20th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Welcome to the new “State of Telecom in Pakistan” at Other than the site address change and a few new features on the side bar, not much has changed. You will find it informative and interesting as [&hellip... Read More


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Telecom Markets of China, Pakistan and India – Part 1

Published on June 17th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

In this story I’ll review and compare the emerging telecom markets of China, India and Pakistan. Combined together these 3 neighboring countries present one of the fastest growing region for the telecom industry, making them especially attractive [&hellip... Read More


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Low-Income Phone Users In Asia – Vast Unmet Demand

Published on June 14th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Interesting study about the telecommunication trends in Asia reveals that there’s still a lot of unmet demand in the low-income population. The report is from The Straits Times and available here. Some of the conclusions from this focus study are included below. [&hellip... Read More


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Grey Telephony in Pakistan

Published on June 12th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Continuing the discussion on VOIP in developing countries and in particular in Pakistan, this post looks at the issues with regulating VOIP and the Grey telephony market. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) defines Grey telephony as: the use of [&hellip... Read More


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Future of Voice and VOIP

Published on June 11th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I came across an interesting paper at the ITU site titled “The Future of Voice” – you can also get the paper here at State of Telecom in Pakistan. This paper is a good guide to VOIP [&hellip... Read More


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Views On Mobile Web 2.0 From Korea

Published on June 8th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Korea is at the forefront of mobile technology adoption and the industry pays special attention to the trends there. One example: Korean mobile carrier SK telecom is introducing google search (with advertisements) on its wireless web portal. [&hellip... Read More


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Enroll In Pakistan Telecom Grid

Published on June 7th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

If you enjoy reading local technology blogs like this one (or this, or this, or this, or this, or this)  and enjoy contributing information and commentary on the same, we are building up a mailing group [&hellip... Read More

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