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Glowing role of telecommunication sector in growth of Pakistan

  Pakistan has been faced with a number of problems which include prolonged energy crisis, instability on the political front, a volatile security situation as well as questionable governance, all of which have caused hurdles for the country in being able to attract foreign investors. Despite these issues, however, the telecommunication sector seems to be doing well and is considered to be a rather lucrative business. Firms seems to be …

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Consumers protection in telecom: A right step taken

  Rights of the telecom clients, particularly the cellular subscribers in Pakistan, have lately been under focus mainly in relation to unverified SIMs and unlawful use of SIMs by other users without the information of the genuine subscriber. However, it has been believed that a lot of telecom clients are still unaware of their rights and the mechanism to defend consumer rights. Protection of consumers’ interest is one of the …

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Going the extra mile

  Since Intel spawned the microprocessor revolution over 40 years ago, computing has come to affect nearly every element of life, and today we’re seeing it deliver significant changes to all sides of the world of sport. Like most companies, sports clubs are facing a data explosion caused by the increasing use of sensors, video feeds, and a variety of sources providing unprecedented levels of insight into athlete performance, which …

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Intel-Gright unveils best performing tablet, smartphone devices

  Intel Pakistan and Gright have introduced a new lineup of Android devices, including the first designs using Intel Atom Processor Z2500 Series specially designed for tablets and smartphones while a new class of smart tablets were also unveiled with readiness for 3G data and voice calling via SIM features with compatibility to major Telco providers in Pakistan. The announcement was made by Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan as …

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Advantage & disadvantage of online banking

  Worldwide, governments transfer trillions in cash for salaries, pensions and welfare payments to persons, Pakistan is no exemption. Automating government to Person (G2P) presents tremendous merits. Firstly, the government can save great sums of amount. Secondly, recipients will have advantage from rapid payments with few leakages in the system. Most significantly, a growing body of evidence explains that with suitable delivery replicas, (G2P) payments recipients can be simply brought …

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E-Banking a model of good governance

  On-Line Banking, atms & telecash rule the financial world Although Pakistan offers tremendous opportunities for investment in the financial sector as the country still has a huge un-banked areas particularly the rural population, yet the telecom sector has come out to fill the gap by expanding the outreach even remotest parts of the country. Successful use of information technology in the financial sector is an example, which needs to …

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Expected 3g/4g auctions – what does it mean for mobile communication?

  A major change in the cellular market is the upcoming 3G/4G auctions which under the directives of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) expected to be introduced in the country in the 3rd week of this month. These auctions will bring in US$1.3 billion in investments. The auctions are expected to give Pakistan a jump in mobile communication services, which have long been part of more developed markets. The auctions will …

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Mobile packages and moral values

  No doubt in terms of promoting investment and encouraging competition, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to some extent fulfilling its vision as at present Pakistan stands in all over the world in 9th place and in Asia it ranks 5th in Mobile phone user. The subscribers of cellular mobile in Pakistan attained the level of 128.93 million at the end of June 2013. However, in terms of protect consumer interest, PTA failed …

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Banking sector the biggest beneficiary of ITC convergence

  In Pakistan financial institutions have been the pioneer of technology deployment. This is partly because of the nature of their business and partly because of dealing with their counterparts located in developed countries. The added advantage have been that they have ample funds and also because ‘globally acceptable’ hardware and software are available. They also have on credit ‘development of tailor made programs’ that are Pakistan specific. Deployment of …

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Benefits and disadvantages of using cell phones

  The telecommunication industry in Pakistan has witnessed a striking growth over the past 10 years. In early days, owning a mobile phone and a SIM was more of a status symbol rather than a necessity. Due to a number of mobile companies entering into the country since 2004, owning a mobile phone turned into more of a need by virtue of social or economic standing. It was after 2005 …

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