Telecom revenue reaches Rs 412b in 2011-12

STAFF REPORT IBD: The annual revenue of Pakistan’s telecom sector crossed the figure of Rs 411.4 billion during the financial year 2011-12 from its earlier Rs 362.9 billion during 2010-11 showing a growth of 12 percent.According to a report released by the PTA, growth in telecom revenues this year is significant especially when growth rate was marginal during i.e. 5.4 per cent during FY 2011 and 3.1 per cent during FY 2010.The increase in revenues is largely attributed to increase in

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Cellular teledensity reaches 121.6m

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

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PTCL Vfone wireless service reaches remote Balochistan

STAFF REPORT IBD: As part of its vision to bring latest Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the remotest areas of the country, the Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has extended its Vfone wireless service to isolated Mekhtar, Bard and Murgha Kibzai areas of Balochistan.Part of Loralai region of Balochistan, Mekhtar, Bard and Murgha Qibzai areas are one of the remotest areas of the country.  PTCL aims to facilitate the people of the region with the launch of

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Pak circular debt reaches Rs 740b

STAFF REPORT KHI: The circular debt has jumped up to the level of Rs 740.65 billion where the receivables from federal and provincial governments and other departments are at Rs 375.73 billion while the amount of payable is Rs 364.92 billion as on March 31, 2012.According to the statistics available, this includes an amount of Rs 68.88 billion due as receivables from the provinces, Rs 14.27 billion from the federal government, Rs 60.4 bn from KESC; Rs 20 billion from FATA; Rs 14.56 billion from

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Mobilink reaches out to mobile game developers

STAFF REPORT LHR: Mobilink has announced a series of workshops across Pakistan providing students and independent software developers with an opportunity to develop mobile game development skills.The first workshop was organized in Islamabad on May 18, with a purpose to as a means to evaluate the conceptual strengths, technique and creative acumen of mobile game developers in Pakistan. The workshops have been developed in collaboration with We R Play’, one of Pakistan’s most prominent

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PTCL reaches out to BKW varsity

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has recently engaged students of Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Quetta as part of its nationwide customer outreach initiative.According to a press release issued here last week, the PTCL sales team set up a month-long facilitation camp at the university campus, which provided students with information about the company’s products and services. Students were also given classroom briefings on PTCL’s highly popular Student

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PTCL EVO reaches 180 cities

STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTCL EVO wireless broadband has become Pakistan’s widest broadband Internet network covering 90 per cent of the nation’s population in more than 180 cities and towns, said a statement issued by the company.It said that EVO customers can now experience on-the-go wireless broadband Internet wherever they roam by connecting to EVDO Rev A speed of up to 3.1Mbps with PTCL EVO, EVO Wi-Fi Cloud, EVO Tab and EVO Droid in more than 180 cities across the country.The PTCL’s EVO

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Intl travelling expo Its all about Chemistry reaches Multan

STAFF REPORT MULTAN: The 9-day International Traveling Expo "It’s all about Chemistry" started at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, last week.Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in collaboration with France Embassy has arranged the Expo, prepared by the Centre Sciences-France, UNESCO and partners, for providing a first-hand picture of the role of Chemistry in our daily life to students and general public.PSF Chairman Prof Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, BZU VC Prof. Dr. Syed Khawaja

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