Tag: Cellular

PTA sprints for consumer cognizance on cellular & broadband tariffs

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has jumped high in the establishment of awareness of consumers on tariff-related issues on mobile and in addition broadband tariffs. Senior official of PTA said while commenting on the facility, "The upgraded section on Customer Awareness Bulletin on Cellular Tariffs’ for Postpaid and Prepaid accessible on the official site of PTA give the points of interest of current tariff bundles for particular classes so that the…Read More

PTA sprints for consumer cognizance on cellular & broadband tariffs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has jumped high in the establishment of awareness of consumers on tariff-related issues on cell and in addition broadband tariffs. Senior official of PTA said while commenting on the facility, "The upgraded section on 'Customer Awareness Bulletin on Cellular Tariffs' for Postpaid and Prepaid accessible on the official site of PTA give the points of interest of current tariff bundles for particular classes so that the…Read More

Cellular mobile teledensity hits 73.32pc with 136.4m users

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The teledensity in cellular phone sector has hit 73.32 percent as number of subscribers in the country including AJK and Northern Areas touched 136.4 million by January 15 this year. The cellular teledensity was 8.3 percent about 10 years ago but proactive policies of successive governments helped the sector to achieve growth and the tele-density in mobile phone sector jumped to 54.6 percent in 2007. A data compiled by the PTA reveals that the cellular…Read More

After winning 4G licence, Zong setting new cellular horizon for subscribers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: With winning licence for the world’s most advanced cellular technology - 4G spectrum - in the recently held auction of 3G-4G licences in Pakistan, Zong, a subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), is seeing a leading role for itself in the field of cellular services in the country. The company has recently won the much anticipated spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services to become the only 3G and 4G operator in Pakistan. "Our…Read More

PTA directs cellular companies to shut immoral night packages

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the mobile companies to discontinue night packages which are considered against the norms of social structure and moral values of the society. "The issue of foreign SIMs has been referred to the provincial governments and the Ministry of Interior is also considering taking measures against them," said Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad informing the National Assembly during…Read More

Cellular phone services poor on poll day

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Cellular phone operators remained failed to provide timely information to voters on the dedicated SMS service "8300" through their networks due to heavy traffic of inquiries by the subscribers for polling.A number of mobile phone customers complained that they were unable to get response against the SMS sent to code number of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) facing difficulties to search their polling booth through technology.Earlier, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Secretary ECP…Read More

SpeedCast, Supernet to provide cellular backhaul services

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MONITORING REPORT DUBAI: SpeedCast, Asia’s leading satellite telecommunications service provider, together with partner Supernet, has announced the award of two multi-year contracts to provide their CelCast™ cellular backhaul service for more than 30 sites in Pakistan.SpeedCast and Supernet selected Comtech EF Data, the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization, and leveraged their market-leading modems to deliver a highly optimized and efficient cellular backhaul…Read More

Cellular teledensity reaches 121.6m

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Overall, the cellular teledensity went up to the mark of 68.8 per cent in October compared to 68.3 per cent in Sep 2012.The number of mobile cellular subscribers in Pakistan surpassed 121.6 million at the end of October last, according to latest statistics released by the PTA.It said that Mobilink maintained the top position with 36.389 million subscribers at the end of October, adding 314,782 subscriptions for the month. Telenor, the second largest operator in terms of…Read More

Cellular industry under attack

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article image By Zafar UsmaniEach operator in the cellular industry has provided equipment, under the terms of the licence, costing between $5-6 million to enable the intelligence agencies to monitor calls, messages and track their movements. This adds up to $30 to $36 million. Furthermore, cellular operators de-activated all the SIMs in the market and introduced verification-based activation through 789 to ensure their verificationPAKISTAN’S CELLULAR industry has helped in bringing about an ICT revolution…Read More

Cellular village connection starts in Neelum

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Prime Minister Pakistan Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has recently inaugurated the Cellular Village Connection Trial (CVCT) project at Athmuqam, Neelum Valley AJK.AJK President and Prime Minister, Federal Minister for Information and federal minister AKandGB were also present on the occasion.Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen and DG SCO General Khalid Rao informed the Prime Minister about the efforts made for development of telecom facilities in AJK in general and at Neelum Valley at…Read More