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SMS Use Surges in Asia

Published on February 28th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As reported at ZD Net Asia, the outlook for text messaging in the Asia-Pacific region remains bright, according to a new study from Portio Research. Despite challenges from other mobile messaging services–such as mobile e-mail and [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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Fixed Line Number Changes Coming to Pakistan

Published on February 25th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Fixed line numbering scheme in Pakistan is likely to change from 7-digit to 8-digits in coming years, according to a PTA paper.  For the public this is going to be an annoyance – after all, who likes this [&hellip... Read More


Digital Divide

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Rural Connectivity using Wireless Networks

Published on February 20th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Affordable connectivity in remote and rural areas in developing world remains one of the top telecommunication challenges. In recent years a lot of  research has focused on solving this problem and options include Mobile wireless networks,  Fixed wireless technology such [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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Battle for Bandwidth Rates – 3

Published on February 19th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Affordable bandwidth is the lifeblood of IT and Telecom industry. Since last year PTCL has been resisting the tariff cuts asked by the regulator PTA through court appeal. The battle seems to be near end (see [&hellip... Read More


3G

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GSM Awards 2007

Published on February 15th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

GSM Association world congress was recently held in Barcelona (12-15 Feb 2007). This annual conference is the largest venue for GSM echosystem and attracts movers and shakers of GSM industry  from all over the globe. See a video [&hellip... Read More


Companies

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20 Fastest Growing Mobile Companies in Asia Pacific

Published on February 12th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Here’s some interesting comparison list of top 20 fastest growing mobile companies of 2006 in Asia Pacific – data and analysis from Wireless Intellignece. Note there are 4 companies from Pakistan in this top 20 list. Top 20 cellular [&hellip... Read More


Gadgets

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Games on your Mobile

Published on February 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Have you ever been in a situation when you are stuck somewhere with time to kill and you start exploring whats on your phone and end up playing a game on your phone? If it has been a [&hellip... Read More


3G

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Most popular mobile phones in Asia

Published on February 7th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

CNET publishes a list of 10 most popular phones in Asia. While their list is definitely NOT representative for whole of Asia (it is based on survey done in Singapore), it is still an interesting list to review. [&hellip... Read More


Mobile Phones

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Flurry: Get Free Email for your Phone

Published on February 4th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

If you do not have one of those Blackberry, Treo or windows smart phones which cost somewhere between Rs. 12,000-30,000 ($200-$500), but you want quick, free and secure access to your email on your current phone, Flurry mail is for [&hellip... Read More


Government Regulations

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Mobile Jammers Banned in Pakistan

Published on January 31st, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked different institutions to remove mobile phone jammers by January 30. Previously issued licences for the jamming devices have been cancelled. Reason? The cellular companies contended that jammers were hampering the quality [&hellip... Read More


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