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Google Phone and Other iPhone Rivals

Published on March 20th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Move over iPhone … Google phone is coming – at least that’s what the rumours imply.  Apple’s iPhone created the sort of buzz which telecommunication industry had not experienced in a long time. Google’s phone is [&hellip... Read More


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PTCL Fights Back by Slashing Rates

Published on March 18th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Recently PTCL has come under increasing pressure from its competitors. As a result its long distance revenue – outgoing international calls in particular – has been in decline. Last year PTCL had to reduce its long distance rates [&hellip... Read More


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100th Post on TelecomPK

Published on March 16th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This is the 100th post on this blog. I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge all those who have supported the blog -Thanks to all the readers and for those who have provided feedback, comments and [&hellip... Read More


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Next Generation Networks in Pakistan

Published on March 14th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Till recently voice and data used to be transported on separate networks. With advances in network technologies this separation is no longer there. Next Generation Networking (NGN) is a term which refers to the technology where a single network is capable of transporting [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Rights

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Privacy and Identity Protection in Pakistan

Published on March 12th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

What is digital identity and why do we need to protect it, in Pakistan of all the places? With globalization and outsourcing on the rise privacy and Identity theft is fast becoming a global problem. Here are a few reasons [&hellip... Read More


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Pakistan phone number for Pakistanis Abroad

Published on March 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

I have written about VOIP and voice over internet services here and here. These voip services are changing the way expatriate Pakistanis communicate with Pakistan. These voip services are one of the factors which will cause Pakistani phone numbers [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Rights

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PTCL Fumbles at Censorship

Published on March 7th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As reported widely by the blogger community and to some extent in the Pakistan media, PTCL yet again made a blunder of blocking a group of sites. In a way I am glad that this issue happened – [&hellip... Read More


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Telenor Pakistan, Nokia expand network

Published on March 6th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

In another sign of positive expansion for Pakistan’s telecom industry, Telenor has signed deals worth $750 Million with Nokia and Siemens, as reported here and here. However this rapid expansion is also causing issues especially with regard to [&hellip... Read More


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Mobile Phones For Videogame Players

Published on March 4th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Good news for all the videogamers out there who want to play games even when holding nothing more than a cell phone. Nokia Corp. is ramping up its push into videogames on mobile phones, underscoring efforts by [&hellip... Read More

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