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3G and 4G Auction in Pakistan: A Dispassionate Analysis!

By | April 24, 2014 6 Comments

The experts of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Forum PAKISTAN have attempted a dispassionate analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the Spectrum Auction conducted on the 23rd of April 2014. The experts have also briefly analyzed some of the criticism. Strengths The biggest achievement of this auction – and consequently of PTA and the Government – is that it has been conducted in a very smooth [...]

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3G / 4G Spectrum Auction in Pakistan is Already Successful: Ricardo

By | April 22, 2014 12 Comments

By Ricardo Tavares – International telecom policy consultant, CEO of TechPolis The spectrum auction for provision of mobile broadband services that takes place on April 23rd in Pakistan is already successful. It has attracted four bidders that are among the top mobile operators in the world. Any government who would have China Mobile (the single largest mobile operator in the world with close to 800 [...]

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Big Data – Big Data Goes Green

By | April 18, 2014 2 Comments

By Naveed Siraj I’ve recently made the effort to be more environmentally friendly. I turn the TV off at the mains when I’ve finished watching it, and I’ve stopped letting the tap run when I brush my teeth. Did you know that you can save up to eight gallons of water a day doing that? We’re constantly asked by governments and utility companies to be [...]

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Difference Between Plasma, LCD And LED: Choose Which Is Best For You

By | April 18, 2014 17 Comments

By Ayaz Ahmed The influx of technology has its mark on almost every aspect of our lives. From our professional lives at work to the way we spend our leisure time at home. We can even see people sitting in a restaurant waiting for the meal to arrive with a Smartphone in their hands. This flood of technology is also continuously upgrading the conventional appliances [...]

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Illegal Grey Traffic Crippling Legal and Licensed Industry for Nearly a Decade!

By | April 16, 2014 10 Comments

By an LDI Operator Grey traffic operators have been earning billions of rupees openly selling their illegal services for over a decade now. As early as 2005/6, the PTA annual report of 2006 reported a loss of approximately Rs. 3 billion during 2005 due to illegal termination of international incoming traffic. The unchecked greed of grey traffickers is fed at the cost of crippling a [...]

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Big Data: Helping Take Control of Asia’s Traffic Woes

By | April 7, 2014 One Comment

By Naveed Siraj Many cities across Asia Pacific are notorious for terrible traffic. In fact, just recently there were reports of a horrific jam in China that lasted for over a week. Can you imagine the frustration of being caught in that? While this is an extreme case, dealing with traffic congestion in bustling Asian cities is a daily reality. In highly populated cities or [...]

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Social Integration and The Virtue Matrix

By | April 3, 2014 One Comment

By Saad Mustafa Warraich Corporate Social Responsibility is often mistaken either as limited to corporate philanthropy or as a stalking horse for a hidden corporate agenda, or even as a panacea to right all wrongs when it comes to corporate reputation. The above understanding of CSR stems from two commonly held counterproductive beliefs; one, business and society are pitted against each other instead of their [...]

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Blackberry SDK Now Allows To Covert Android Apps to BB Platform

By | March 6, 2014 3 Comments

By Minhaaj Rehman Satisfied Blackberry users have stuck with Blackberry in good times and bad, amid the hypes and torrents of reviews on latest gadgets including iPhone, Android, and Windows phone. If you love having access to wide range of apps and are an avid fan of social media apps such as Instagram, Skype, and Whatsapp, you will probably be better off sticking to your [...]

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Know This Before Calling for a Call Centre Job!

By | February 18, 2014 22 Comments

By Madiha  Javed from Wah Cantt Pakistan’s call centre industry has established itself to be one of the most popular and successful sector of the country. The reason behind this success is that it has created vast employment opportunities for youngsters who have very little or no work experience and skills. In a country like Pakistan, where unemployment rate is high, such job opportunities are [...]

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2014: A Watershed Year for the Telecom Industry

By | February 17, 2014 No Comments

By David Tusa and Adel Belcaid of Booz & Company The global telecom industry is looking at an eventful 2014 where the trends of recent years are expected to converge and culminate into a perfect storm. This is a Darwinian year that will distinguish between winners and losers, ruthlessly and unequivocally. We believe that the players who will define the next wave of industry growth [...]

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Why Telecommuting is a Great Idea for Pakistani Companies?

By | February 6, 2014 4 Comments

By Muhammad Farrukh Iqbal Telecommuting (working from home) is something that the globalized village is catching up to. In Pakistan, fewer companies were interested in having this kind of working arrangement with their employees. However, with the passage of time, a lot of new start-ups are finding it a lot more interesting idea. I, being one of the many telecommuters in Pakistan, am writing this [...]

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ICH’s Role in Curbing Grey Traffic

By | February 3, 2014 No Comments

By Sohaib Sheikh Ever received an international call with a local number? If yes, then that call came through illegal grey channels. For those who are not familiar, grey traffic is the way to carry international voice traffic into Pakistan through the internet (VoIP) and then terminating those voice calls on exchanges within the country. These exchanges are capable of transferring VoIP calls to local [...]

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Pakistan Soon to Get DTH Services

By | January 28, 2014 36 Comments

By Saman Asif DTH or Direct-to-home TV system is usually perceived as an expensive solution and majority hold the view that cable TV is not going to get replaced by DTH due to its cost-effectiveness. Even PEMRA believes that DTH might not entirely replace cable TV, even in the long run. PEMRA’s spokesperson, while commenting on the situation, said “The fact that DTH will come [...]

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14 Websites To Earn Money Online as a Freelance Writer

By | January 15, 2014 25 Comments

By Uzma Asghar In the global era, everyone is busy. We all hardly find any time for our families or even for our own selves. In this epoch of technology home based jobs can save a lot of time for us. Starting career as a freelance writing is a golden opportunity. There are a lot of websites that can help you start your career as [...]

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Telecom Sector Expects Increased Business by Servicing Car Navigation System

By | January 9, 2014 2 Comments

A group of friends plan to head out to a riding resort a few kilometers away from the great city of Lahore. Their mode of transport is a privately owned vehicle and their direction guide is a mobile phone with internet connectivity. Technology and telecom make reaching any place a piece of cake. Technology makes navigation easy Technology has permeated all areas of our life. [...]

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