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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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Under FTA and PTA Agreement: Importance of trade with China, Iran, Turkey and Sri Lanka

  PTA is a bilateral agreement signed between two trading countries to trade certain products at reduced tariff and let go of them completely to ensure buyers of one country import from the other. Signing of PTA or FTA with any country will promote trade and foreign currency movement. The larger banks e.g. UBL, HBL , ABL, MCB and NBP are expected to lead the way with RMA arrangements to …

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Strategy to expand mobile banking

  Mobile wallet accounts to cross 50 million in five years The State Bank of Pakistan has developed a strategy, in collaboration with the World Bank, to make a multifold surge in mobile account holders to over 50 million in the next five years, as branchless banking remains an effective channel to expand outreach of un-banked and under-banked people in the country. The governor State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mahmood …

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PTA set to regulate mobile apps and OTT services

  The government vision for the growth of telecommunication sector is fighting fit, affordable as quality telecommunication services are being offered by open, competitive and well managed markets for the advantage of economy and society. The government has formulated a comprehensive ‘Pakistan Telecommunication Policy 2015’ and believed that it would spur socio-economic development and act as a catalyst towards achieving knowledge based society. The present government proclaimed that the telecommunication …

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