Competitive Trends

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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

Competitive Trends

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More Companies To Make Low Cost Cell Phones

Published on April 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I’ve written about low cost cell phones previously in my blog here and here. Motorola has been on the forefront of this despite some setbacks. Now other companies from Europe are joining the race. The low cost cell phone market segment is [&hellip... Read More

Information Technology

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WiFi Phones

Published on April 5th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Most of us know Wi-Fi as a way for laptops to get a high-speed wireless connection to the Web. But as Wi-Fi technology becomes more commonp, handset makers in US and Europe are beginning to include Wi-Fi chips in [&hellip... Read More


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Telecom Industry’s Contribution to Pakistan’s Economy

Published on April 4th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

The GSM Association, a trade assoication of GSM mobile operators worldwide, has released the preliminary results of a study prepared by Deloitte, which estimates that the mobile industry has created 220,000 high-paying jobs in Pakistan and [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Rights

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Developing World Telecom And Universal Service Fund

Published on April 2nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Universal Service Fund, commonly known as USF, is a tax on telecommunication service which is used to fund and subsidise telecommunication infrastructure for remote and rural areas. USF is a controversial regulatory tool. It has been around since 1997 [&hellip... Read More


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Mobile Phone Service When Traveling to Pakistan

Published on March 30th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

In this post I’ll look at the options for those who are visiting Pakistan and need temporary mobile phone service there. It addresses questions such as: Which cell phones work in Pakistan, what is a SIM, [&hellip... Read More

Competitive Trends

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Guide to MNP in Pakistan – 1

Published on March 26th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has finally started in Pakistan during this week of March 2007. For background and history see my earlier posts on this topic.  Now the interesting battle to win and retain customers has started. In part 1 [&hellip... Read More


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Picture of the Month: Signals Across The Border

Published on March 25th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This picture was posted at Flickr by a Japinder Singh at Wahga, in India. I was laughing hard after reading the comments to this picture: that is funny…apney signal te aundey ni te gawandiyan de catch kardey ne…. Translation: Can’t [&hellip... Read More

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