Government Regulations

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Mobile Trends: Pakistan 2006

Published on January 24th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This is a snapshot of mobile industry’s growth in Pakistan in year 2006. By many measures 2006 was an amazing year for Pakistan’s mobile companies. The total subscribers reached 48.2 million, translating to mobile density of 31%. Two new [&hellip... Read More

Competitive Trends

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China Mobile Buys Paktel

Published on January 22nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Breaking news! Reported here that China Mobile has signed an agreement with Millicom to acquire Paktel (about 90% of it). This is really good news for customers and employees of Paktel as we have been discussing [&hellip... Read More

Digital Divide

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Motofone Debuts in Asia

Published on January 22nd, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

In my last post I mentioned how Nokia and Motorola are working to come up with cheapaer phones for the emerging markets. In a previous post I also wrote about the Emerging Market Handset programme by [&hellip... Read More

Digital Divide

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Nokia in Pakistan and Emerging Markets

Published on January 21st, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This post takes a look at Nokia’s performance and future direction with regards to emerging markets such as Pakistan. According to a recent article in USA Today, Nokia and Motorola are actively working on bridging the [&hellip... Read More

Call Centers

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Pakistan’s Call Center Industry

Published on January 19th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

This post is a brief overview of the contact /call center industry in Pakistan. The contact center is an increasingly important part of today’s globalized economy. With outsourcing growing with full speed, more and more companies are relying [&hellip... Read More

Broadband Internet

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Telekom Malaysia in Pakistan

Published on January 18th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

According to reports, Multinet Pakistan Ltd, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia, has signed capacity supply and service contracts worth 40 Million USD with Telenor Pakistan. Telekom Malaysiacontrols 78% stake in Multinet Pakistan, which is a broadband company (ISP).  Multinet [&hellip... Read More


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Challenges of High Growth Mobile Telecom Markets

Published on January 16th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

The mobile companies in many regions of the world do not enjoy the subscriber growth witnessed today in Pakistan, India and China. Therefore they have to work on new strategies to spur the growth and increase the [&hellip... Read More

Mobile Companies

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Mobile Device Data Security

Published on January 12th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

As more and more confidential and sensitive data makes it way to mobile devices there is an increasing need to improve its security (e.g. lock the phone or remotely wipe its data if its stolen). The focus [&hellip... Read More


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Fight Cell Phone Snatching

Published on January 10th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti

Search for “Cell Phone Snatching” in google and many of the results will be about mobile phone snatching in Pakistan. It is a problem all over the world – but with the explosive growth of mobile phone subscribers in [&hellip... Read More

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