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‘LEAs jeopardising SIM verification process’

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Karachi: While telecom operators grapple with the gigantic task of verification of over 103 million subscriber identity modules (SIMs) using the biometric verification system, “the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are jeopardising the process by harassing and abducting telecom retailers, who are supposed to be the biggest help in re-verification”. Senior officials in the telecom sector […]

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Roll-out of 3G technology — a long way to go

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The commercial launch of third-generation (3G) mobile internet services — which are already in the testing phase — is likely to take place shortly, at least in key metropolitan areas. Given the controversies that had long delayed the spectrum auction, the acquisition of high-speed mobile broadband technology is certainly a milestone. However, the real test […]

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PM assures of transparent 3G licence auction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the 3G licence would be open for all the national and international competitors and it would be awarded transparently. “We expect that the international bidders will also compete in the 3G licence,” he said, talking to a three-member delegation from the telecom industry. The prime minister hoped […]

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PTA addresses 98% of 31,266 telecom consumers’ complaints

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has addressed around 30,912 consumers complaints which are almost 98 percent of the total complaints received against telecom operators during 2012-13. The authority received 31,266 complaints against telecom operators including Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Local Loops, Long Distance Internationals (LDIs), Wireless Local Loop (WLL), […]

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Mobile connectivity redefined

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Youth is the most engaged and aware segment in the society hence it is often seen that brands look to target this segment and try to win their sentiments across the board. This generation expects services ‘on demand’ and they want choice that can be capitalised when they are beginning a new journey as independent […]

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Telecos disappointed with 3G policy directive

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KARACHI: Most crucial players of the telecom industry of the country, telecommunication companies (telecos) have shown dissatisfaction over the performance of the government so far regarding the 3G auction, it was learnt by reliable sources on Tuesday. While, the very first move of the government toward bringing next generation telecom technologies in the country by […]

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