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Pakistan

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VOIP in Pakistan: Free Calls to Pakistan a reality?

Published on January 2nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I see some interesting developments for free or cheap calls to and from Pakistan using Voice over Internet Protocol – i.e. Internet Telephony. This is in parallel to new services (Rebetel and FreeCallPlanet for instance) in US and Europe which [&hellip... Read More


Broadband Internet

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Asia Quake Disrupts Telecom

Published on December 29th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The earthquake of this week damaged the telecom and internet infrastructure, impacting many Asian countries. Banking services were severely hampered Wednesday but services had resumed Thursday after networks were reconfigured to detour around the broken cables. [&hellip... Read More


Mobile Companies

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Email on your Mobile Phone

Published on December 26th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

As the price of smart phones falls the popularity of email on mobile phones is on the rise.  This is especially useful for business folks who need access to their email on the road. However the security [&hellip... Read More


Gadgets

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A different view: Mobile Handsets

Published on December 26th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

This is from a recent WIRED magazine gadget test issue. It shows the source of the different metals used in making of a mobile handset but I liked how it illustrates the components (screen, circuit board, [&hellip... Read More


Broadband Internet

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Triple Play In Pakistan

Published on December 22nd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Triple play made its way to Pakistan. Triple Play service is a marketing term for the 3 services: high-speed Internet, Video (TV, Video on Demand) and telephone service – all over a single broadband connection. Wateen, PTCL and Nayatel are [&hellip... Read More


Competitive Trends

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MNP Issues in Japan

Published on December 21st, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

As we wait for Pakistan to implement mobile number portability, let us take a look at the status of another recent MNP implementation – in Japan. As expected there were issues after MNP – but the nature of the issues [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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Telecom and Disaster Management

Published on December 19th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

 Information and communication technologies (ICT) play an important role of lifeline in disaster management life cycle. The recent disasters in Asia and USA have highlighted the need for interoperable standards and technologies, and better planning and coordination to [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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Telecom Politics in Asia

Published on December 18th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The Indian telecom market is again the topic of a political discussion about security and foreign telecommunication and technology firms. Recently the Chinese telecom equipment firms ZTE and Huawei were the issue but now Orascom has joined the [&hellip... Read More


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