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Mobile Commerce: New Regulatory Framework Needed

Published on July 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This post in the mobile commerce series provides information about a new study which outlines how the banking and regulatory framework needs to adapt to encourage financial transactions by mobile phones and transform access to financial services in developing countries. This is from a new [&hellip... Read More


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PTCL: Future Prospects & Challenges

Published on July 6th, 2007 | by Atif Tahir

Edward De Bono’s strategic management philosophy correctly maintains that business centers have evolved to a phase where concentrating on “Sur-petition” has become essential than focusing on “Competition”. “Sur-petition” refers to creating a synergy through corporate level, [&hellip... Read More


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Access to Online Pakistan Media From Abroad

Published on July 4th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

For Pakistanis abroad there used to be limited choices to stay in touch with Pakistan. Internet changed all that and recent Web technologies are creating another wave of change. About a decade ago it used to be online [&hellip... Read More


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CMPak – First 5 Months in Pakistan

Published on July 3rd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As we cross the midyear mark, CMPak Limited remains one of the most interesting mobile companies in Pakistan (see my past story from last year). Yes, they are late in the game of foreign acquisitions in [&hellip... Read More


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Pakistan Telecom – A Year of Blogging

Published on July 3rd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Today marks a year of blogging about Pakistan Telecom at TelecomPk. Here are some of the topics and stories covered in the past. Growth of Pakistan mobile sector, Pakistan’s position as a top growth market in the world and the [&hellip... Read More


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3G Killer App – Mobile Payments

Published on July 2nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Some consider financial transactions as the most likely killer application of 3G mobile services, just as text messages were for 2G. Interestingly many companies are taking the approach of using text messaging to offer mobile payment services – description of mobile [&hellip... Read More


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Reality Check in Pakistan

Published on July 1st, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As Pakistan telecom industry welcomes yet another foreign investor (SingTel), it is time to take a look at the broader picture and realize that not all is well. The rains and flooding have caused widespread damage [&hellip... Read More

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