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Huawei’s Success in Pakistan and Beyond

Published on October 9th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Huawei is a Chinese telecommunication (wireless, networking) equipment maker with presence in 41 countries. Huawei defines itself as the leader in next generation telecommunication networks. Recently Huawei has signed two mega deals worth over a billion [&hellip... Read More

Broadband Internet

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Digital Divide in Pakistan

Published on October 4th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

Recently the issue of digital divide in Pakistan has been getting attention in the press, courts and the government. Let us review the availability and affordability of broadband services in Pakistan. Definitions of broadband vary – I’ll use [&hellip... Read More

Broadband Internet

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The Battle of Bandwidth Rates

Published on September 27th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

With some luck the Pakistani Internet user base may get a long overdue and much deserved break. That is, if the recent bandwidth rate cuts proposed by PTA are implemented and that’s where the battle is. [&hellip... Read More


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Mobilink puts Ladies First

Published on September 26th, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

As the competition among the mobile providers heats up in Pakistan, they are coming up with new packages to attract and retain customers. Mobilink has introduced an interesting package called “Ladies First” to attract the female market segment. Currently Mobilink [&hellip... Read More


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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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