Government Regulations

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ITU to setup Center of Excellence in Pakistan

Published on November 20th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has declared it will set up an Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence in Pakistan for imparting training to member countries in issues ranging from telecom policy to regulations. The ITU, headquartered [&hellip... Read More

Competitive Trends

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Competitive Trends: Mobile Phone Advertisements

Published on November 17th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

It is hard not to notice the mobile phone advertising campaigns in Pakistan. The mobile phone and services advertisements are  in the media, on billboards and everywhere else imaginable. The competition among the mobile phone companies is driving this trend of intense [&hellip... Read More


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Telenor Pakistan: Profile and Outlook

Published on November 14th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Continuing the series of posts on Pakistan’s mobile companies, this one will present a snapshot of Norway based Telenor ASA. Telenor has international operations in the areas of mobile telephony and satellite operations in more than 12 countries. [&hellip... Read More


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Ufone: Profile and Outlook

Published on November 12th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Recent news about decline in profit of PTCL has concerned many investors and shareholders. Will Ufone, mobile phone arm of PTCL, be able to fight back and reverse this trend? In this post I present a snapshot [&hellip... Read More

Foreign Investment

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Pakistan: Key Telecom Growth Market

Published on November 10th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Business Monitor International (BMI) has ranked Pakistan as a key destination for telecom growth. The BMI ranking study states that as a result of foreign investments, growth potential and good deregulation policies by PTA, the telecom industry [&hellip... Read More

Foreign Investment

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Orascom Profile & Mobilink’s Performance

Published on November 7th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Here is all you wanted to know about Orascom, parent of Mobilink (official name: Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd or PMCL) , in a nutshell. This snapshot will give you some insights into Mobilink’s parent group and is [&hellip... Read More

Foreign Investment

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Investing In Mobile Phone Companies in Pakistan

Published on November 3rd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Pakistan’s telecommunication market is one of the hottest in the emerging economies. This post will briefly review the mobile phone players in Pakistan and discuss how to evaluate and invest in these companies. In future posts I’ll review the major [&hellip... Read More


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A Primer on CDMA and 3G

Published on October 27th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

The purpose of this post is to present a simple explanation about CDMA for ordinary consumers. The post will touch upon CDMA flavors (CDMA2000, W-CDMA), explain 3G technologies for mobile phones, and CDMA-based fixed or mobile [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Rights

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Mobile Number Portability

Published on October 24th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Number portability allows consumers to switch phone providers and still keep their phone number. It started with local number portability and even that took a long time in many developed countries and it was not a [&hellip... Read More

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