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Telecommunication

Telecommunication

On broadband uptake

Official numbers tell a promising story of broadband uptake. As of August end 2019, the PTA data show that there were 73
Updated 23 Oct, 2019 01:08pm
Telecommunication

Ufone: better signals

Don’t count it out just yet. The last-ranked cellular operator is having a revival of sorts. After years of scoring loss
Published 31 Jul, 2019 06:29am
Telecommunication

4G dominates

Amid economic slowdown, Telco’s revenues are bound to grow little in real terms. But help may come from subscriptions. I
Updated 23 Jul, 2019 06:41am
Telecommunication

ICT in the budget

Another budget comes and goes, leaving in its wake a few fiscal tweaks here and there for the Information and Communicat
Published 17 Jun, 2019 06:37am
Telecommunication

A steep price?

Nothing moves a government like a court. The saga of telecom licenses took a legal turn earlier this month when operator
Updated 13 May, 2019 06:29am
Telecommunication

Race to 5G

Aside from trade, technology is playing a role in shifting the global economy’s center of gravity towards the East. Afte
Published 06 May, 2019 06:36am
Telecommunication

ICT needs governance

A golden goose needs some taking care of. Or it may fall sick. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) indu
Published 10 Apr, 2019 05:49am
Beware of cyberspace
Miscellaneous

Beware of cyberspace

With the Indo-Pak bilateral getting physical lately, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Pakistan’s cyber defenses
Published 05 Mar, 2019 06:37am
The next 50 million
Telecommunication

The next 50 million

Hats off to the cellular sector for having reached a tele-density of about three-quarters of the population! But it’s no
Published 26 Feb, 2019 05:30am
Cut in IT budget
Telecommunication

Cut in IT budget

This column has previously raised the issue of low government spending on the IT sector. (Read “IT: build scale ,” publ
Published 21 Feb, 2019 06:39am
PTC: hello to profits
Telecommunication

PTC: hello to profits

A pattern of sorts is setting at the telecom giant. Latest financial results announced by the Pakistan Telecommunication
Published 14 Feb, 2019 05:07am
Etisalat payment saga
Telecommunication

Etisalat payment saga

An $800 million saga refuses to end. It’s been a rigmarole trying to get Etisalat, which has the PTCL Group’s management
Published 11 Jan, 2019 06:26am
Telco’s in 2018
Telecommunication

Telco’s in 2018

In a year of political transition, the telecom sector continued its steady pace. Quite a lull, in other words! No major
Published 28 Dec, 2018 06:19am