Tag: telecom

Senate Committee recognizes contribution of Telecom Sector Highlights need for rationalized taxation

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PR: The Senate Standing Committee for Information Technology and Telecommunication has recently recognized the contribution of cellular sector of Pakistan and appreciated the investment in the country and job creation opportunities provided by the sector. The committee also raised concerns over high levels of consumer taxation with special reference on giving relief to the masses who […]…Read More

Telecom companies to unleash potential of Balochistan

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The government of Pakistan has handed over more than 12 projects to few telecom operators in Balochistan, after successful bidding. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has increased the potential of this largely untapped market. Telecom operators after deployment are ready to unleash the potential of the province, which has the lowest number of mobile phone users. About […]…Read More

Pakistan a potential market for manufacturing telecom equipment

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With increased demand for 3G and 4G networks among public the mobile handsets market is growing rapidly in Pakistan. Pakistan is a potential market for manufacturing mobile handsets and telecom equipment, but unfortunately, investors and tech companies have very little interest in developing manufacturing plants in Pakistan. Pakistan has many opportunities for manufacturing of mobile […]…Read More

Telenor: The Most Searched Internet and Telecom Company in Pakistan in 2017

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article image In 2017 Telenor is most searched internet telecom company as per Google Trends data. Whereas public sector telecom company Ufone is on second most searched company followed by Zong and Jazz. It is pertinent to mention that Ufone is the only company among four operating companies in Pakistan that doesn’t offer 4G services to customers […]…Read More

Meeting of Senate committee on IT and telecom

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Senate’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications had met with Senator Shahi Syed in chair. Progress on implementation status of recommendations of committee concerning increase in the pension of retired PTCL’ employees and policy devised by FBR and PTA about collection of taxes i.e. GST and WHT from cellular users was discussed in meeting. […]…Read More

With an overwhelming response to Nokia phones, Advance Telecom hopes to up market share

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article image Karachi, June 05, 2017: Following its announcement of launching Nokia Phones in Pakistan as the official distribution partner of HMD Global – The Home of Nokia Phones, Advance Telecom recently carried out a nationwide business activity to receive orders from the dealers within the local markets, and received an overwhelming response with confirmed orders for […]…Read More

Advance Telecom to launch Nokia Smart Phones in Pakistan

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article image Karachi, May 24, 2017: Advance Telecom recently announced that it will be launching Nokia Smart Phones in Pakistan as the official distribution partner of HMD Global-The Home of Nokia Phones. At a ceremony held to celebrate the placement of first smartphones order, Mr. Rizwan Majid, CEO Advance Telecom, reiterated the commitment that Advance Telecom has […]…Read More

Telecom sector contributes Rs745b to national kitty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Telecom sector has contributed an amount of Rs. 745 billion to national exchequer in terms of regulatory duties and taxes during last five years. A higher contribution of Rs. 243.8 billion was made during 2013-14 due to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) extraordinary deposits of Rs. 96.5 billion out of total value of 3G and 4G spectrum auction in April 2014. In 2014-15, the telecom sector contributed Rs. 126.6 billion to national exchequer in terms…Read More

Telecom sector contributes Rs745b to national kitty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Telecom sector has contributed an amount of Rs. 745 billion to national exchequer in terms of regulatory duties and taxes during last five years. A higher contribution of Rs. 243.8 billion was made during 2013-14 due to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) extraordinary deposits of Rs. 96.5 billion out of total value of 3G and 4G spectrum auction in April 2014. In 2014-15, the telecom sector contributed Rs. 126.6 billion to…Read More

FDI in telecom sector reaches 60 per cent

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Anusha Rehman has informed the National Assembly that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has reached 60 percent in the telecom sector. Replying to question in the National Assembly, she said that after launching of 3G and 4G technologies, the number of mobile users increased up to 26 millions, adding the ministry has received three international awards for developments in telecom sectors. The minister said…Read More