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Skype: Worth a try!

Published on September 22nd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Is Skype a good option for making calls worldwide? Skype – the immensely popular Internet phone product – has 50 million users worldwide though I don’t have an idea of its users base in Pakistan. It uses a proprietary technology which leverages every user’s PC resources to route [&hellip... Read More

Broadband Internet

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Broadband Technologies and Providers in Pakistan

Published on September 20th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With the recent broadband deregulation, many new technologies and companies have started providing broadband services in Pakistan. The pricing, availability and service quality varies by geographic location. The results of annual Internet Service Provider Quality of [&hellip... Read More

Foreign Investment

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Deals with Foreign Telecom Giants

Published on September 18th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

These days its hard to read the news without finding a new mega deal between a Pakistan telecom provider and foreign company be it a handset maker, equipment maker or another service provider. The reasons for such [&hellip... Read More


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PTCL Slashes Rates For Calls

Published on August 29th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With the falling calling costs all over the world it was just a matter of time that Pakistan Telcom changed its complicated and expensive rate structure. Finally this month PTCL decided to reduce rates for local, [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Rights

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Govt steps in to curb mobile phone snatching

Published on August 18th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

According to recent news the Pakistan government has decided to setup a system to curb mobile phone snatching. Perhaps too many VIPs lost their phones! Anyway this is certainly a good initiative. It has been modelled [&hellip... Read More


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Security and Cell Phones

Published on August 8th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With the growing proliferation of technical gagdets the pains of security are being felt by more and more users – it used to be your PC which was often fell victim to hackers or viruses. The [&hellip... Read More


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Pakistan Mutual Funds with Telecom Holdings

Published on July 17th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Bloomberg has an interesting article about one of the mutual funds in Pakistan. In the July 13 2006 story “Abamco’s Ali Uses Cricket Strategy to Outperform Pakistan Index” the fund manager Najam Ali discusses his approach [&hellip... Read More


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So you want to make (almost) free calls to Pakistan?

Published on July 12th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

If you are interested in making calls to Pakistan for a nominal cost it is worth knowing  about Internet Telephony or VOIP, its availability in Pakistan and the controversies surrounding it. As far as disruptive technologies go VOIP [&hellip... Read More


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Makings Sense of the Communication Choices

Published on July 7th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Part 1 of  as series of articles discussing telecom choices in Pakistan  Say you are moving back to Pakistan from abroad after some years .. you are glad to know that you have choices for your regular phone service, [&hellip... Read More

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