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An Overview Of Pakistan’s Telecommunications Policy 2015

On December 11, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) under headship of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approved the 60-pager Telecommunications Policy 2015 that was floated by the Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) in consultant with Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA). This report stands out not just because of its clarity but also because it is one of the most comprehensive policy documents which will directly affect future investments in Pakistan’s bustling

Why Did BlackBerry Give Full Access To Indian Intelligence Agencies?

I came across this rather distasteful announcement by Mr Marty Beard, Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry Limited, which was published on November 30. The gist of his post is that BlackBerry is leaving the Pakistani market by the end of this year (allegedly) because of repeated government requests to allow interception into its enterprise servers. For those of you unfamiliar with the history, the product was launched by the erstwhile

Pakistani Diaspora transfer an all-time high of $60 million to mobile phones back home

Today ding* announced that $60 million of airtime has been transferred to Pakistan since the company’s launch in to the market, making the nation one of the world’s highest receivers of international mobile top-up. With mobile phones playing an increasingly large role in education, banking and productivity, it come as little surprise that Pakistani migrants are moving towards international mobile top-up as the preferred form of remittance. Since the company’s