Tag: 2012

315 billion SMSs exchanged in 2012-13: PTA report

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Mobile phone users in Pakistan exchanged around 315.7 billion text messages between July 2012 and June 2013, a recently released report of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. According to the report, at least 865 million SMS were exchanged in a day during the stated time period. The year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68 per cent as compared to that in the previous year, however, the growth rate was lower. Taking the SMS per…Read More

90,000 students visited PSF exhibitions in 2012

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STAFF REPORT IBD: More than 90,000 students from 430 schools visited the science caravans and exhibitions during the last year, arranged by the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in order to create awareness among students about the science and technology and apprise them of the potential as well as achievements of this sector. "Arranging these caravans is aimed at developing the skills of students to think and solve every day problems by application of science and technology in daily…Read More

PTCL registers Rs 3.33b profit in 3Q 2012-13

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited posted Rs 3.33 billion profit for the first quarter ended March 31 this year up from Rs 2.39 billion during the same period last year, registering a whooping 39.22 per cent increase.In a statement issued here, the PTCL has said that its revenues stood at Rs 32.18 billion, showing an increase of 13.89 percent in the first quarter when compared with Rs. 28.25 billion during the same period last year.The company, in its notice sent to…Read More

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PTA received 33,310 complaints against operators in 2012

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has received as many as 33,310 complaints from users against telecom operators during the financial year 2012, out of which 99 per cent complaints were addressed properly.According to the PTA, telecom consumers registered these complains through various channels like online, email, hotline, written and faxes sent to the PTA headquarters addresses and zonal offices."We have properly addressed these complaints which were against…Read More

Telecom sector performed better in 2012

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite challenging economic environment in the country, the telecom sector of Pakistan performed relatively better and most telecom indicators showed positive growth in the financial year of 2012.According to statistics, the total teledensity crossed 71.7 per cent at the end of June 2012, telecom revenues reached Rs 411 billion showing a growth of 11 per cent over FY2011, broadband subscribers crossed the mark of 2.1 million and cellular subscribers reached 120 million at the…Read More

Telcos lose 1.65 million customers in Dec 2012

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan telecommunication sector lost its 1.65 million customers from December 2012, due to data clean-up of un-registered SIMs, recently revealed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).The stats issues by the PTA mentioned that the notable rate of reduction in telecom customers is due to the data clean-up and ban on sale of SIMs through retailers’ network. On directions of the Ministry of Interior, the PTA - had directed all telecom operators they can sell new SIMs…Read More

PTCL revenues increase by 37pc in Q2 2012

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTCL has announced its half yearly revenues posting a record net profit of Rs 8.6 billion for the period of October-December 2012 along with 37 per cent revenue growth compared to the previous quarter.According to a statement, the PTCL’s administrative was up by 21 per cent during the quarter, coupled with a 13 per cent rise in selling and marketing expenses. Its finance costs increased 223 per cent to touch Rs 104 million, while tax expenses declined by a staggering 717…Read More

2012 posts big achievements by Mobilink

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Mobilink has honoured its commitment to make a paradigm shift in Pakistan’s cellular environment by elevating consumer experience to a level that is unparalleled within the local industry, said Rashid Khan, President and CEO, Mobilink.The year 2012 proved to be another year of achievements for Mobilink, which continued to make progress through its increasing investments in infrastructure, enhanced customer care solutions for its subscribers and corporate responsibility…Read More

Agricultural scenario 2012-13

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article image By Dr Aamer IrshadLAST YEAR, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 3.1 per cent against the target of 3.4 per cent.Low production of wheat and some minor crops was the main cause of missed targets despite better harvests of some major crops like cotton, sugarcane and maize along with satisfactory performance by the livestock sector.Bad weather and floods predominantly remained the major causes of lower agricultural output.In the same year, GDP growth was recorded at 3.7 per cent,…Read More

REAP Expo and Conference 2012-a trend setter

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article image PAKISTAN IS an energy deficient country and according to the government information, the supply of fuels is limited, however, yet the current demand and in the future will continue to rise, which is so alarming. Therefore, keeping in view the current situation pertaining to scarce availability of energy from conventional means, REAP is executing its already devised plan to organize a series of international exhibitions and conference on yearly basis. And after the great success of REAP’s first…Read More