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Tag Archives: 3G

Telenor and PTCL Sign MoU

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telenor Pakistan through which Telenor Pakistan will be able to consume PTCL’s back-haul infrastructure till 2020. This MoU will facilitate Telenor to avail PTCL’s vast network footprint and infrastructure spread nationwide for their rapidly growing 3G subscriber base. Mr. Omar Khalid (EVP Carrier Services & Wholesale, PTCL) and Mr. Khurram Ashfaq (CTO, Telenor Pakistan) signed the MoU in a ceremony held at Telenor Pakistan headquarters recently. Signing ceremony was attended by senior management from both the companies, including Mr. Sikander Naqi, (Chief Business Development Officer, PTCL), Mr. Saad Warriach (Chief Techni...

February 9, 2016 at 11:05 am | News Desk

When your résumé has HUAWEI in it

Ahmed Bilal Masud, an electrical engineer by profession is at the forefront of a leading telecom company, Huawei Pakistan as the Deputy CEO. After completing his degree from NUST (National University of Science and Technology), he set off for work in the telecom industry in 1997 when Pakistan had only two telecom operators. The launch of pre-paid service brought revolution in country’s telecom industry. Bilal was among those favoring the introduction of pre-paid to extend the mobile-reach to common people. However, some telecom marketers were against the move.  “They believed that the prepaid service wouldn’t be up-and-coming”, Bilal told Economic Affairs in an exclusive interview in Islamabad. The reason was that people like to...

June 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm | News Desk

Wonders of 3G

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The government of Pakistan has recently sold off four licenses to provide 3G services, which would allow broadband-speed internet on mobile phones, and one for superfast 4G connections which was heralded by the government officials as a success that would positively affect the country’s economy. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), after the auction, announced that Zong and Mobilink won 10MHz spectrum each for 3G license. Ufone and Telenor were successful in winning 5MHz spectrum. Zong was even able to get an additional license for 4G technology. PTA generated $ 1.182 billion; $902.82 million from 3G and $210 million from 4G spectrum Auction for 3G was divided into eight rounds. Two lots of 10 MH...

May 10, 2014 at 2:29 am | News Desk

PML N leading country to new era of ICTs: Anusha

EA Report Owing to the sagacious polices of PML government, we are entering into the new era of latest information and communicational technology, State Minister for IT Ms Anusha Rahman said while chairing the high level meeting at the Ministry of IT recently in Islamabad. The meeting was convened to review the progress of different projects, which are being carried out under the direct supervision of Ministry of IT, Federal Secretary IT Mr. Ahklaq Ahmad Tarar, Additional Secretary IT Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha, and other high officials of Ministry of IT were also present in the meeting. The Minister said that the government has assigned utmost priority to the development of ICT sector and put in place all possible measures to accelerate th...

April 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm | News Desk

Cellcos Unite For Restricting PTCL Data Services Mobility Before 4G Auction

ISLAMABAD: The government’s plan for smooth sailing through the next generation spectrum auction have been jolted by unanimous demand of the incumbent cellular mobile operators who have asked for enforcement of limited mobility on the fixed line operator PTCL’s data services “Evo” and “Nitro” before the start of the spectrum auction process. According to a copy of the letter jointly sent by four mobile operators, Mobilink, Telenor, Warid and Zong, only missing being Ufone, which is subsidiary of PTCL, calls for enforcement of limited mobility restrictions on PTCL Evo and Nitro before the spectrum auction, as “it is a major impediment that can affect the auction process.” The letter is addressed to Chairman Pakistan Telecommu...

February 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm | News Desk

Pakistan To Hold 4G auction on April 7

February 26, 2014, Staff Report ISLAMABAD: With an ambitious target to earn close to $ 2 billion, Pakistan will hold auction of two 4G, three 3G and one 2G licenses on April 7. The deadline for submission of applications is March 25. Pakistan on Tuesday launched the information memorandum (IM) for the spectrum auction of two 4G, three 3G and one 2G licenses in the 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 850 MHz bands respectively. The successful bidders will be awarded licenses to establish, maintain and operate mobile networks to provide next generation mobile services in the country excluding Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Inclusion of 1800 MHz band in the spectrum auction is to facilitate early introduction of 4G services in the country...

February 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm | News Desk