Broadband Internet

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Broadband in Pakistan: ISPs Against PTCL

Published on May 22nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I saw this news at a local paper that ISPs have lashed out strongly against PCL. The ISPs lodged complaint against PTCL for anti-competitive practices by offering lower rates to consumers than the rates it offers [&hellip... Read More


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Is Warid Up For Sale?

Published on May 21st, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

A reader posted this question on one of my posts. There’s no official word from Warid but here’s what Reuters is reporting: Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s third largest mobile phone operator, is in talks with several foreign [&hellip... Read More

Mobile Companies

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Your Own Branded Mobile Network

Published on May 18th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Getting a branded communication network for your “social network” is one of the new trends. It is made possible by operators who do not own the infrastructure or spectrum but resell the services with packaged content and branding. The [&hellip... Read More


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Entrepreneurship Seminars in Pakistan

Published on May 16th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I would like to share a new series of learning and networking opportunities for executives and entrepreneurs in Pakistan. In June, there are 2 seminars in Karachi, led by senior lecturers Ken Morse and William Aulet at MIT [&hellip... Read More

Broadband Internet

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Web 2.0 In Under 5 Minutes

Published on May 11th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I admit upfront that this is only loosely related to telecommunication or Pakistan – but I decided its worth sharing with readers as many of us may not have thought about technology (r)evolution in this way. Even [&hellip... Read More


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Helio: Story Of A New Mobile Phone

Published on May 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Technology Review magazine has an interesting article ( part 1 and part 2 ) about Helio, a Silicon Valley startup which has come up with an innovative phone called the “Ocean“. This phone has a full keyboard, a [&hellip... Read More


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Top 10 Gripes About Pakistan’s Mobile Market

Published on May 8th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

10. No cell phones made in Pakistan 09. Not much of Urdu services or local content (who needs it when you are having so much fun) 08. Driving + talking on mobile = Accidents …. And no one [&hellip... Read More

Digital Convergence

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Any-To-Any Communication

Published on May 6th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Back in 2000 “Any 2 Any” was a catch phrase coined by e-business consulting firms to market technologies and solutions for innovative device to device communications. It was supposed to be a big driver for the [&hellip... Read More

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