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Qubee Promotion Offer – No Connection Charges

By | January 4, 2010 33 Comments

Qubee has come up with an exciting offer for new customers in connection with New Year Celebrations. They have waived off all the connection charges on Non-Wifi Connections and also dropped the charges on Wi-fi connection. Here is the detail of the offer.. Connection Charges-Non Wifi: ZERO (Waived) Connection Charges-Wifi Service: PKR (3,000) 1,500 Modem / Customer Equipment     Free * 1 months line rent [...]

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Year in Review for Telecom Industry: 2009

By | December 31, 2009 10 Comments

Pakistan Telecom industry did pretty smooth in year 2009, despite very severe working conditions due to ongoing global recession, hiked inflation, tough competition, law and order situation in the country and increased saturation rate for cellular subscribers. Growth in subscriber saw a decline when compared to previous years, but that’s understandable. It merits mentioning here that millions of connections went offline during 2009 due to [...]

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PTA Issues QoS Parameters for Data Services

By | December 30, 2009 No Comments

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has formulated two sets of key performance indicators (KPIs) to improve and monitor the quality of service (QoS) of ‘Fixed Broadband’ and ‘GPRS/EDGE’ networks. The objective of introducing these KPIs is to create transparency and set monitor-able standards in fixed broadband and GPRS/EDGE services hence ensuring consumers’ satisfaction. Extensive consultations with the relevant operators and stakeholders were carried out for the [...]

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Broadband Subscribers in Pakistan Beat Half Mln Mark

By | December 29, 2009 18 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has published numbers of Broadband users in Pakistan, with segment wise details of all technologies that are being used in the country. PTA says that there are total of 564,352 broadband users in Pakistan, as of October 2009. DSL and WiMAX technologies clearly dominate the market. Please review following graphs and tables, which speak themselves…! Technology Dec 08 Mar 09 Jun 09 [...]

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PTCL is Again Alleged of Killing Broadband Competition

By | December 23, 2009 7 Comments

Tussle between PTCL and broadband service providers goes on and apparently situation has worsened, as we have come across a very aggressive press comment from ISPAK (Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan). ISPAK has voiced against PTCL while saying that landline giant is denying the rights of private ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to install broadband DSL connections to their customers using PTCL’s copper line network. [...]

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Wateen to Double CPE volume from 100,000 to 200,000 by Year End

By | December 21, 2009 No Comments

Building on its global WiMAX leadership position, Motorola Inc.’s Home & Networks Mobility business announced today that Wateen Telecom has accelerated its rollout of WiMAX services and is on its way to doubling its existing customer premises equipment (CPE) volume from 100,000 to 200,000 by year end. Motorola remains Wateen’s exclusive WiMAX CPE and infrastructure supplier, delivering reliable, easy-to-install, high performance devices to the Pakistani [...]

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PTA Chief Seeks Foreign Investment in Broadband Sector

By | December 20, 2009 No Comments

Dr Muhammad Yaseen, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), has said the broadband sector in Pakistan is showing a positive trend towards growth and we are looking ahead for more foreign investment in this sector. Talking to the media at an event the other day, he said the innovative wireless system had become successful, however, the broadband service on the PTCL lines had failed, because its [...]

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Broadband Rates in AJK Vs Rest of Pakistan

By | December 14, 2009 31 Comments

Broadband rates in Pakistan have dropped down enormously – even we compared Pakistan as one of most inexpensive broadband providers in the world. We also reported about 1 MB link in Rs. 300 for certain areas of the country. Unfortunately, there is a divide that we are going through. Very low broadband rates throughout Pakistan are yet to reach Azad Jammu and Kashmir. SCO, the [...]

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Wateen is Reviving, Financially!!

By | December 14, 2009 2 Comments

We reported earlier that Wateen was having trouble with cash in hand; however, the situation has changed during last month. We are now told by sources with-in the company that Wateen has recovered hefty amount from Warid and couple of other international vendors that includes Saudi Telecom. So the crisis is apparently over and company is back on track. By the way, this pending recovery [...]

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How to Increase WiMAX Signals?

By | December 14, 2009 28 Comments

Ever you caught in a situation when you had got no landline (meaning that no DSL) while WiMAX antenna is offering you only the half of signals, maybe 2 bars out of 5? Here we got another Guru from Pakistan teaching us how to strengthen WiMAX Signals. It’s sort of new research that he carried and found very interesting results – let us share with [...]

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Wi-Tribe – Connect to Change

By | December 14, 2009 7 Comments

Wi-Tribe came up with excellent advertisement to give the masses a feeling of their brand. Tag line they selected for this ad is “Connect To Change“. In telecom and broadband industry, we are only seeing ads of different packages that are being offered by the respective companies. The target of those ads is mostly to get more sales leads. Where as by releasing this ad, [...]

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WiMAX in Dubai Vs Pakistan

By | December 8, 2009 7 Comments

DU, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, in collaboration with Motorola successfully implemented Mobile Wimax operation for Dubai Metro. Here is what the press release said: With the implementation of Motorola’s WiMAX network, du offers its customers wireless internet access whilst travelling on the metro at speeds of up to 90km/hr using PDAs or laptops via Wi-Fi services. “Offering city-wide internet access on [...]

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Business Tariff Planner on Qubee WiMAX – Limitations!

By | December 7, 2009 14 Comments

Qubee, a wimax broadband operator based in Karachi, has offered a service TARIFF PLANNER on its website for business people. By incorporating this service, Qubee wants to give business class people some suggestions and recommendations according to their needs. They just need to select the type of business and online presence frequency, and there you go. You will get recommended tariff by Qubee after three [...]

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Video Conferencing Services by NayaTel

By | November 25, 2009 8 Comments

Nayatel is one of those companies offering videoconferencing services in Pakistan . Nayatel’s encrypted video conferencing solution is primarily aimed at large corporations to save their time and budgets by eliminating the necessity of physical presence of decision makers/work force at one geographical site. State of the art video conferencing can save your visit to Bay Area for in person meeting with your VC investor, [...]

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PTCL and Wateen Gets Rs. 1.25 Bln Contracts from USF for Broadband and Optic Fiber Projects

By | November 24, 2009 One Comment

Universal Service Fund awarded telecom contracts worth Rs. 1.25 Billion for providing Broadband Internet in the un-served urban areas of Hazara Telecom Region (HTR) with PTCL and Wateen Telecom and Optic Fiber connectivity to un-served tehsils of Central Balochistan with Wateen Telecom. SEVP-Corporate Development-PTCL, Sikandar Naqi and General Manager-Wateen Telecom, Mazhar Qayum Butt signed these contracts with CEO-Universal Service Fund, Parvez Iftikhar. Secretary IT, Mr. [...]

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My Wi-Tribe – Not Working

By | November 23, 2009 10 Comments

Wi-Tribe today gave a link on its website for its customers to check the amount of data they are consuming. Its called My Wi-Tribe. We thought to give it a try and see what they got in store for us. Here is what we found in-return. We thought that it must be us that we are not able to browse. So, we gave Jordan Link [...]

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Wi-Tribe Promotion Offer – No Activation Fee

By | November 20, 2009 22 Comments

Wi-Tribe, a Wimax Broadband Operator, came up with excellent promotion offer for the consumers for limited time only. We have came to know that they have actually waived off Activation Charges on Wi-Tribe Modems and reduced Activation Charges on Wi-Tribe Wi-Fi Modems and Dongles. Campaign will start today i.e. 20th Nov, 2009 and will end on 31st Dec. 2009.  Additional 2GB volume offered on all [...]

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Get Wateen Cards at Your Door Step

By | November 13, 2009 12 Comments

Wateen is in bad shape, we know that. But coming up from behind and leading by example under tough conditions is still something applause-able. Wateen has given its customers one more facility by giving them the option to get wateen card for re-charge at the door steps of their homes. And this facility is offered FREE OF CHARGE. You just need to call 111-365-111 for [...]

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Wateen is Under Serious Financial Crisis

By | November 12, 2009 27 Comments

Wateen has been hit by financial crisis, lately, as told by sources with-in and close to company. WiMAX provider has reached its lower limit in terms of cash in hand, and undergoing large scale financial issues. Reportedly, work force is also suffering due to this, as some employees are still waiting for their salaries this month, at the time of filing of this report. As [...]

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ISPs complain of ‘unfair’ market practices by PTA

By | November 11, 2009 2 Comments

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Islamabad have registered complaints with the ministry of information technology against what they called ‘unfair’ market practices and ‘unreasonable’ policies. ‘Blocking voice packages on internet indiscriminately’ topped their list of worries. ‘The authority has been blocking internet IP addresses indiscriminately without issuing notices,’ said an ISP, adding ‘We don’t object that PTA blocks illegal traffic but most genuine customers like [...]

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