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Editor's Note

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Reader's Response

Letters to the Editor

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Telepedia

Hoax SMS effecting day to day life

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668: More than 4m illegal SIMs cut off

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Kashmir: India bans pre-paid mobile phone

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Ufone indulging millions in hidden interest

SIM statistics: Pakistan fails to surpass Sri Lanka

Rs7.75bn irregularities in telecom sector

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Eid: 660m texts exchanged nationwide

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Revised framework for MVNO services

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Telenor hurting millions hearts

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Journey of handset and its expansion

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Battle of smartphones changing the technology scenario

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Lights, mobile camera, action

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Between the devil & the deep blue sea

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Bakra online through SMS, internet

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Net Neutrality Rules by FCC

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Growth of mobile, internet usage

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Solar speeding up cellular revolution

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Samsung's LED TV igniting the TV revolution

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Not easy to make public fool

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Leading from the front (Mr. Salman Mahmood CEO, Averox)

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Ufone nominated for the Telecoms World Awards!

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ZTE setting goals of excellence

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Ali Zafar unplugged by Mobilink

Microsoft awards Warid

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Mobile review

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Miles to go before we sleep

 

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in

collaboration with NADRA (National Database and

 
Miles to go before we sleep Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with NADRA (National Database
Miles to go before we sleep Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with NADRA (National Database

Registration Authority) is prepared to curb the issue of illegal SIMs (Subscribers Identity Module) with respect to emerging

Registration Authority) is prepared to curb the issue of illegal SIMs (Subscribers Identity Module) with respect
Registration Authority) is prepared to curb the issue of illegal SIMs (Subscribers Identity Module) with respect

security concerns. The initiative is commendable in its strength and effectiveness. By spending only Rs2 per enquiry one can send SMS (short message service) of his or her National Identity Card Number to 668 and get the data of number of SIMs issued on his or her ID card number. There is

security concerns. The initiative is commendable in its strength and effectiveness. By spending only Rs2 per
security concerns. The initiative is commendable in its strength and effectiveness. By spending only Rs2 per

also a web page supported by NADRA and PTA that provides free information of number of SIMs issued on one’s ID card. A number of unbelievable cases of unknown SIMs issued on ID cards have been reveled. The most important of all these

also a web page supported by NADRA and PTA that provides free information of number of
also a web page supported by NADRA and PTA that provides free information of number of

issues is the dilemma of a parliamentarian whose ID card is responsible for giving away 1100 SIM cards. Unusual but true. Earlier this year, the campaign of PTA to encourage all cellular operators to block their respective connections that are being issued without any identity provision resulted in the abolishment of millions of connections. But interestingly all operators ensured that not more than 10 SIMs issued to single

issues is the dilemma of a parliamentarian whose ID card is responsible for giving away 1100
issues is the dilemma of a parliamentarian whose ID card is responsible for giving away 1100

person but still we see the case of many people who are complaining for having seen themselves unknowingly indulged in acquiring many SIMs. It is only by the virtue of 668 that people themselves have taken stand to block unknown SIM issued on their ID cards. Illegal or unregistered or fake SIMs can be used in potential suicide attack and bomb blasts that are already threatening

person but still we see the case of many people who are complaining for having seen
person but still we see the case of many people who are complaining for having seen

the integrity of Pakistan. PTA has rightfully taken the decision to indulge public in correcting the SIM data but the story does

the integrity of Pakistan. PTA has rightfully taken the decision to indulge public in correcting the
the integrity of Pakistan. PTA has rightfully taken the decision to indulge public in correcting the

not end with the knowledge that how many SIMs are issued on one ID card.

not end with the knowledge that how many SIMs are issued on one ID card.
not end with the knowledge that how many SIMs are issued on one ID card.

The complainer then moves to the franchise of those cellular operators whose connections are unknowingly issued on his or her ID card to correct the status. And it is a tiresome procedure. However, there is no other way to correct the mistakes of ex-chairman. We must applause PTA for its bold decision to ask public help to resolve the issue. Time is required but things will be straight after some time. It is not possible for everyone to visit the web page so Flare advises PTA to eliminate the Rs2 inquiry fee on SMS so everyone can avail the service without any hindrance.

   

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Ufone's poor decision to withdraw delivery report Dear, I want your attention regarding SMS service of
Ufone's poor decision to withdraw delivery report
Dear,
I
want your attention regarding SMS service of Ufone prepay. I am
a Ufone subscriber. It offers different packages of SMS. Earlier I
received delivery report for sent items but now there is no
confirmation that message has been delivered to recipients.
After sending message it display only Sent but there is no
confirmation that rather it has delivered or not. Sometimes sent
messages received after long time when that message becomes
Telenor Easy Paisa… where to protest?
useless. So I request you to pay a special attention on this issue so that
messaging service of Ufone become more effective.
It is really hurting us that we are most of the time feel
uncomforting with the idea that our message may not reach the dear
ones and we have to make a call to check the delivery. PTA should take
notice of this poor decision by Ufone and service should be reinstated.
Dear Editor,
I want to discuss the pros and cons regarding Telenor Easy Paisa.
Last month or so, we have learned a lot about this service but now there
are complains about the service.
First I would like to discuss the service. Telenor Easy paisa was
launched during last month. If we see the scope of Easy Paisa right now
it is little disappointing, due the amount of time and money Telenor
invested into the project. However, one can get excited because of the
potential Telenor has got due to its stakes in Tameer Bank. As Telenor
already claims, they can/will offer financial transactions related to
sending/receiving money within Pakistan and from abroad through
mobile phones.
Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has not authorised
Tameer Microfinance Bank along with Telenor to collect electricity bills
from its consumers through Easy Paisa shops. LESCO spokesman said
that advertisements given in electronic and print media by
Microfinance Bank and Telenor regarding utility bills are not clear.
No agreement between LESCO and above mentioned bank has been
executed for collection of electricity bills through Easy Paisa shops, he
added. The spokesman further said that LESCO is taking the matter
with Tameer Microfinance Bank to stop collection of electricity bills of
LESCO consumers through Easy Paisa shops, if any.
Telenor can enjoy the benefits of no e-commerce infrastructure in
Pakistan, by offering payments through Easyload and then redemption
through their outlets. We are aware that there needs a legislation in the
process but after the study of branchless banking regulation it is evident
that such a mechanism is possible. However, it is a good start - but true
return on Telenor's investment is highly based on upcoming products
from Easy Paisa.
According to some sources as this service was not started after any
agreement between PTCL, PEPCO and Gas companies, so there are
many problems being faced by the customers. Once they pay their
money and bill at Easy Paisa, they are receiving bills again with
surcharge, who will pay this amount.
I am a resident of Sialkot and facing the same problem, our
franchise says that I have paid money to Pepco. The result is that I have
Ahsan Ali, Rawalpindi
Poor cable service in Barakahu, Islamabad
Respect Chairman PEMRA
I
want to convey my concern regarding the poor cable services in
our area of Bahrakahu, Islamabad that is not far away from city.
It is worth mentioning here that the cable revolution is still
expanding with more penetration in the villages now. According to
figures published in Arura magazine, now we have over 40 million
cable connection with 80 per cent houses in the urban population and
35 per cent semi urban areas. Now it has changed our attitude towards
our social life with more impact on news and sports.
Geo is the most favourite news channels with ARY standing
second. Geo Super is no doubt the supper channel of the sports world.
PTV is the only choice in the villages and towns free of cable.
There is different fee structure in the country for cable operators. It
ranges from Rs200 to 1000 in the capital. While PTCL smart TV an
advance shape of the cable has Rs2000 monthly rent. In cities almost
every 1.5 house has cable connection. Cable has eliminated the video
business. In the villages where some people still think that it is against
our values and religious norms are far away from the cable TV.
It has the one setback in case of its services are very poor.
According to one study, although cable operators are offering over 100
channels but most of the channels are repeated or very poor. The cable
shows nothing after 60 No. Hence it is the worst. I have contacted the
cable operators but no one is ready to solve the problem.
In this era of information and technology, it is very sad to note that we
are not able to enjoy the cable facilities in our area. Kindly take
necessary action to solve our problem.
Tajaml Abbasi
Over billing by Ufone
Dear Madam,
I
am using Ufone post paid but in spite of various reminders I
to pay again. If this happened to all or at least 30 per cent people who
trust Telenor Easy Paisa. Then this will be the biggest scam in our
telecom history.
Kindly convey the public concern to PTA regarding this service.
Ch Mushtaq, Samberial, Sailkot
didn't get my bill in time moreover the charges in bills doesn't match
with my details of calls.
While in my package 400 minutes are complementary but I don't
think so Ufone is giving those minutes therefore I want to get rid from
post paid and going to shift to prepaid just because this was my
business number and I will use this number until my all contacts shift
to some other operator's post paid.
Controlling ATM crimes
Thanks
Recently, a private television channel aired footage about a robbery
at an ATM machine in Gulistan-i- Jauhar.
As soon as the footage went on air, a citizen called the area police
and identified the person, who was involved not only in the robbery but
in the murder of the person who was drawing the money from the ATM
machine.
Banks will have to make sure that the room where ATM machines
are installed must have a proper lock system in place. Awareness needs
to be created among the ATM machine users that they lock the room
from inside while doing transactions.
No doubt some banks have proper lock system but many banks
have either installed ATM machines facing the footpath or road
whereas some banks don’t have door locks in place. Banks should
install close circuit cameras of good quality so that robbers involved in
looting ATM users can be identified promptly and easily just as it
happened in the above case.
Asad Yar Khan, Sales Manager, Xebec Pharma, Pakistan
Misuse of CNIC by mobile firm
I approached the mobile company from whom I have obtained
two SIMs. I was astonished to know that nine SIMs had been issued
against my CNIC. The SIMs I obtained were issued on production of
the original CNIC, copy of which was retained by the SIM provider. I
also had to sign a form and put my thumb impression on that form.
When I inquired from the company as to how nine SIMS could be
issued against my card, there was no satisfactory reply. All they did
M. RAFIQUE ZAKARIA, Karachi
was to get a form signed by me with the number of SIMs that are in my
use, with my signatures and thumb impression, saw my original
CNIC and kept a copy of that with them. They assured me that all
other numbers will be immediately closed.
Is the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority going to ask the
mobile companies as to how such unasked for SIMs were issued
against some cards? There were many people like me at that one
mobile provider’s office. Who were the people responsible for such
illegal act and what action will be taken against such
persons/companies?
A MOBILE USER, Karachi

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The latest addition to Mobilink’s library is a man with great vision and wisdom, Allama Dr

Muhammad Iqbal. He has undoubtedly played a vital role in shaping our identity as a

nation. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Iqbal, also our national poet, Mobilink

weaved together a refreshing campaign paying ode to this great reformer who has been

living in our memories since our childhood

  • M obilink has a tradition of paying tribute to national legends. In the past, Mobilink has showcased the wonderful works of Noor Jehan,

Mehdi Hasan, Fareeda Khanam and Ustad

Amanat Ali Khan all of which are available on

Mobilink

ka

Pakistan

<http://www.mobilinkgsm.com/pakistan>, a section on Mobilink’s official website dedicated to highlighting the culture and beauty of Pakistan. Who can forget the captivating imagery exposing Pakistan’s natural beauty, culture and heritage used by Mobilink to bring to life the perfect rendition of the song “Ae watan pyare watan” on the eve of Independence Day, or the befitting tribute to Nur Jehan through her motivational song “Ae watan kay sajeelay jawanon.” Earlier this year, Mobilink revived

national fervour by airing Ghazal King Mehdi

Mobilink has a tradition of

paying tribute to national

legends. In the past, Mobilink

has showcased the wonderful works of Noor Jehan, Mehdi

Hasan, Fareeda Khanam and Ustad Amanat Ali Khan all of

which are available on the web

site of Mobilink

Hassan Khan’s evergreen Melody “Yeh Watan Tumhara Hai.” Mobilink also presented the ailing maestro’s family with a cheque including Mobilink’s humble contribution towards the ailing maestro’s medical expenses in addition to donations generated from a recent SMS campaign paying homage to the legend.

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The latest addition to Mobilink’s library is a man with great vision and wisdom, Allama Dr

Muhammad Iqbal. He has undoubtedly played a vital role in shaping our identity as a nation. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Iqbal, also our national poet, Mobilink weaved together a refreshing campaign paying ode to this great reformer who has been living in our memories since our childhood. You may visit the Mobilink website to download narrations of select verses of Iqbal in

mp3

format

<http://www.mobilinkgsm.com/iqbal> for your listening pleasure. Featured poetry includes

Tu Shaheen Hay, Naheen Tera, Khudi Ko Kar, Uth Kay Ab and other notable works of this national icon. Users may also download exclusively designed wallpapers of Dr Iqbal to adore their desktops. Mobilink users can also dial 555, say “Iqbal” and send poetry as dedication to their loved ones. Development is inseparable from culture. It is only when we are connected to our roots that we can stand firmly on the ground. It is common heritage that links and connects a nation and hence, is vital for holding together the social fabric. At a time when one may feel disconnected or disillusioned, such reminders from our glorious past act as much needed refreshers. It is an onerous task to generate pride in one's indigenous heritage and one must appreciate

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Mobilink, the only telecom operator to celebrate Iqbal Day with such grandeur, for continually taking the lead.

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T he situation of terrorism is terrifying in Pakistan. It is seen that the terrorist are using latest technologies especially the facility of mobile phone to meet their

targets. We have heard a lot about the hackers on internet but these terrorists are indulged in hacking your SIM (subscriber identity module) to use it for cruel purposes while leaving the blame on you. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is striving very hard to curb such factors and their efforts are, although late and long awaited, proving helpful in developing public awareness. The role played by the users is very significant as every one on his or her behalf is trying to share all possible and available information. The SMS (short message service) of ISPR and other public service messages are widely circulating. It is also interesting to bother that millions of people are sending their ID (identity card) numbers to check how many SIMs are issued against it. Many have visited their respective franchise to block unknown SIM on his or her ID cards. Complains are lodged widely against those who are making obnoxious calls and threatening messages. The role public is playing is a proof that they are ready to do all that is in their capacity. The Pakistan Army is investigating mobile phone messages while warning the recipients that their SIMs could be hacked by the terrorists if they follow instructions given in some messages or delivered on some anonymous phone call. One such message pronounces: Attention: If you receive a call on your cell phone informing you that they are from quality control department of a GSM company and checking your line and they [terrorists] will also request you to press a specific key on your mobile phone, do not follow their instructions. An official of the Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime cell said his unit was also probing into the matter. He said strict action would be taken against the senders of these false messages and they would be booked under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance, 2008. The statement reveals that these circulating SMS are only to fuel anarchy. If yes then who is behind all this? Amy be the terrorist themselves or the mobile phone operators who want customers to go on forwarding long messages to keep the network running and the SMS count burning from both ends? PTA must look into the issue and sort out whoever is behind it and held the person responsible for spoiling the credit as well as the time of so many people. The best part played by such circulations is the fact that they have made people so conscious that they are always on their watch. The ratio of miss calls has also decreased. Pakistan is currently in a state of civil war. With every passing day we are witnessing very unpleasant situation throughout the country. What could be a better friend than a cellular phone in such conditions? Yes, our cell phone is our best tool at the time of crisis. One must make sure of following necessities before leaving home and some pieces of advices so you can avoid panic in case you are encountered by any unpleasant situation. o Do not forget to fully charge the cell phone battery and try to keep a charger in your hand bag’s pocket or pant pocket to keep the charging full. o SMS packages are almost activated on the cell phones of youngsters. Remember to avail the daily package in case your monthly subscription is expired.

Hoax SMS

effecting day to day life

Free download | flare.com.pk Khawar Shahzad Telepedia T he situation of terrorism is terrifying in Pakistan.

The role played by the users is significant as

everyone is trying to share all possible and available

information.

The SMS from ISPR and other public

service messages are widely circulating. It is also

interesting to bother that millions of people are sending their ID numbers to check how many SIMs are issued against it

o

Make sure that you have enough balance

in your handset by which you can make at least five

to 10 emergency calls. o In case you have less credit do not forget to avail the emergency loan or pre-credit.

o

Try to keep your handset in some pouch

that is tightly held with your jeans of arm so no one

can snatch it. Moreover, try to use hands-free in

Such messages have widely affected the business of popular food outlets, hotels, and recreational places due to unauthorised, but widely circulated rumours. It is strictly advised not to for- ward any rumour message without verification as it will only add into the existing panic

crowded places you can hear the caller better while taking no security risks. o In case you are out of balance do not forget that you can make calls to emergency help lines like ambulance (115), rescue 1122 and 5 even without

balance. o Network congestion occurs when many people stat to make calls or message communication at the same time. When everyone is making call try to send SMS so you can face less degree of problem. Try to send the same SMS to multi-friends so you can save time. o Do not use your cell phone excessively because it can jam the traffic for other people. Make less calls and send more messages. o In case service is jam or your cell phone is halt then switch off your device and turn on after some time. o In case some one needs to make a call then lend him or her cell phone. Be sure that you are not giving your cell phone to some one suspicious. Owing to growing uncertainty and excessive use of SMS on mobile phones has aggregated the worry of people nationwide especially in North West Frontier province where hoax messages and calls have started to affect daily routines. People are getting warnings and alerts on “expected” suicide bombings. And out of their affection and care spreading the word to their friends and relatives without verification are spreading fear and panic. A representative of PTA made clear that PTA has launched a campaign to ensure the registration of SIMs on names and National Identity Card numbers of the subscribers.

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4m illegal SIMs cut off

Telepedia Flare Report Free download | flare.com.pk 4m illegal SIMs cut off The unauthorised SIM owners

The unauthorised SIM owners have been advised to

register the SIM in their names within seven days of notification from concerned Customer Services

Centre otherwise their calling facility wil

l be stopped

after thirteen days and the SIM wil

l be completely

blocked after seventeen days of the notice

R egional Director Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Wasiullah Gandapure informed that about five million mobile phone

subscribers have so far benefited from the PTA's SIM Information System 668 and about 600,000 connections have been registered in the name of real owners. Talking to Flare representative at his office, Regional Director PTA said the SIM Information System of the authority has received positive results as within few days of its launch about five million mobile users have submitted forms for cancellation of additional connections issued by mobile companies against their names. He informed that currently in Pakistan the number of mobile subscribers is around 90 million and correction of all connections will take some time. Wasiullah Gandapure said it is very encouraging to note that people are now getting aware of complications due to double issuance of mobile phone connections against single identity card. "Common people who are illiterate and cannot even write their names are seen standing in queues to get their connections cleared and register in their names," he remarked. PTA, he added, is making a follow up of SIM Information System service by sending its officials to the Customer Service Centres of different cellular

  • 12 companies.

A public awareness campaign would also be launched to educate people about utilisation of the service. Presently, he added, people are confused and approaching PTA for the cancellation of additional numbers of their identity cards. PTA has now made it compulsory for all mobile users to have their SIMs registered in their names, he informed. The unauthorised SIM owners have been advised to register the SIM in their names within seven days of notification from concerned Customer Services Centre otherwise their calling facility will be stopped after thirteen days and the SIM will be completely blocked after seventeen days of the notice. Gandapure said PTA is now focusing on consumer convenience as the quality of mobile companies is satisfactory. A consumer protection cell has been set up in PTA which can be approached by anyone to register his complaint on which proper action would be taken. Regional Director PTA also informed that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and FIA have jointly launched an operation against illegal Gateways being operating in Pakistan. The PTA and FIA have detected illegal use of gateways in major cities of Pakistan and arrested culprits besides seizing the equipment causing heavy loss on national exchequer. Around 1.75 million complainants have so far visited the Customer Service Centres (CSC) of concerned mobile operators for their SIM data

correction, while more than four million (4,00,000) illegal SIMs have been removed from the complainants' CNICs after they provided undertaking. Those who have visited CSC are 5.9 per cent of total complaints received at PTA's system through text messages in wake of the information provided by "SIM Information system 668". Since the launch of this service, PTA has received on its system, more than 2.96 million requests of mobile subscribers seeking their SIM information data through SMS and about 0.86 million through web-link available at PTA website. The data currently available provided by the PTA at 668 service is updated till January 31, 2009. This data had provided by mobile operators. Data of mobile SIMs issued after January 31, 2009 will be updated soon. PTA has also been conducting continued monitoring and customers' perception/satisfaction surveys which have revealed that the customers are concerned that why and how SIMs has been registered against their CNICs without their knowledge. The survey results and continued analyses say that mobile customers used to buy SIM from unauthorised sale points and did not fulfil the resale formalities including proper filling of Cellular Service Agreement Form (CSAF). PTA found that customers did not take interest in

registering SIMs in their own names despite the

information that it is illegal to use unregistered

SIMs and repeated warnings by PTA and mobile

operators on it.

Another reason of this problem had been

misuse of CNIC copy at franchisees and retailers

of those customers who did not properly fill up

the CSAF. In some cases negligence on part of

consumers while making photocopy of CNIC at

different photocopies shops where the copy are

retained by shop owners for ulterior motives has also served in bringing up this situation.

The data currently available provided by the PTA at 668 service is updated till January 31, 2009. This data had provided by mobile operators. Data of mobile SIMs issued after January 31, 2009 will be updated soon

PTA had informed the mobile subscribers that they should write the number of a particular mobile connection on copy of their CNIC before providing it to CSCs, franchises and retailers for a new connection. To facilitate the mobile users of small cities and towns, PTA has taken number of steps. It has allowed the selected franchises to receive the complaints regarding SIMs data. These Franchisees are only allowed to register the complaints by filling the undertaking forms, copy of which they return to the complainant. Streamlining of mobile users' data may take few months but once this process is completed, it will eventually benefit the telecom consumers. The purpose of this practice is to streamline the data of mobile users which cannot be achieved without their cooperation.

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Kashmir: India bans pre-paid

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It is a decision taken by the indian government. We will

mobile phone

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monitor its impact on

genuine users and take appropriate measures accordingly. It is not a positive development. Genuine user will have to face the brunt due to the apathetic attitude of the telecom companies which did not verify the antecedents of subscribers before issuing SIM cards

H undreds of activists from occupied Kashmir's main opposition protested against New Delhi's decision to ban pre-paid mobile connections in the

revolt-hit region. The Indian government announced the ban on pre-paid connections earlier this month, citing concerns that militants were using them to trigger bombs in Kashmir, the scene of a deadly 20-year-old insurgency against New Delhi's rule. Carrying placards reading: Stop Suspecting Kashmiris, protesters from the pro-India People's Democratic Party (PDP) marched through the streets of the state's summer capital Srinagar. They were led by party chief Mehbooba Mufti who called the ban a "manifestation of India's discriminatory policies in Kashmir." She demanded to know why the government had banned pre-paid connections in Kashmir when it had not taken similar steps in areas of the country where Maoist insurgents are operating or in the insurgency-racked northeast. The ban has affected 3.8 million users in Kashmir. Post-paid mobiles, billed on a monthly basis, can still be bought. But buying them requires a series of security checks and official registration of personal details and passport photographs. Pre-paid phones, popular because of their easy availability and payment flexibility, come with a set number of minutes charged on them, have no bills and had been sold without detailed identity checks. Three-month pre-paid connections still valid after the deadline will continue to function but subscribers will not be allowed to buy new credit. All pre-paids will be switched off on January 31 next year.

The ban has also hit phone sellers. There are some 20,000 people in the business of selling pre-paid phone cards across Kashmir, according to the Public Call Offices Association (PCOA), which represents the shops where most pre-paid phones are sold. "We are saddened by this ban. Many of us have started looking for new business," says Bashir Dar, the head of the association. The last militant bomb attack in Kashmir was in September in Srinagar when four people died. Police said at the time they suspected a mobile

Post-paid mobiles, billed on a monthly basis, can still be bought. But buying them requires a series of security checks and official registration of personal details and passport

phone might have been used to detonate the blast. However, opponents of the ban say that militants can easily get pre-paid mobile connections outside Kashmir. The government has said it will review the ban once security concerns are addressed. "I think that service providers will meet the government and present a plan by which we can reconcile security interest and the interests of consumers," Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram said. "The ban is not justifiable. For a few

undesirable elements you are making 3.8 million people suffer," said Saifudin Soz, local leader of India's ruling Congress party. He says the state government will take up the matter with New Delhi soon. "It is a decision taken by the union government. We will monitor its impact on genuine users and take appropriate measures accordingly. It is not a positive development. Genuine user will have to face the brunt due to the lackadaisical attitude of the telecom companies which did not verify the antecedents of subscribers before issuing SIM cards," the spokesman said. Recently, SMS services on mobile telephones were restored in Jammu and Kashmir after a five- month ban. The services were suspended August 1 when the Amarnath land allotment agitation was at its peak. Authorities had banned SMSs saying agitators were spreading provocative messages and rumours to fuel communal tensions over the land dispute. In the Kashmir Valley, one of the first SMSs was ‘Khul ja SIM, SIM’, congratulating mobile subscribers for the restoration of the services. A BSNL spokesman in Jammu said that soon after the services were restored the first message the subscribers circulated was ‘Congratulations, SMS is back’. An estimated 47,000 lives have been lost in the Kashmir conflict, according to official figures, though violence has declined in recent years after the start of a peace process between India and Pakistan in 2004. Mobile services were launched in Kashmir in 2003 after security agencies gave the go-ahead following appeals by the then ruling PDP party.

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A fter lowest call rates and free minutes

offering, mobile companies are making

all out efforts to retain their customers

and increase the usage of the mobile. For

now almost all companies are offering advance balance. Mobilink has a very catchy line {Jab baat

khatam naa ho tu balance kio khatam ho}. Needy

customers are using this package for the sake of

continous communication. The offer is very useful

in case someone is far away or at such a location

where instant load is not available, this is a

wonderful offer. Interestingly Warid has not

offered the loan service yet.

Mobilink’s Jazz advance was the pioneer offer

and welcomed by the sector. The service allows you

the comfort of keep talking. Rs5 is allowed on Jazz

advance request for a balance below Rs3.50.

Mobilink with over 25 million customers is

ahead of other companies and the offer had

strengthened the reputation of the company. The

new feature allows the customers to access instant

credit Jazz Advance from their prepaid accounts

once the balance reaches a minimum threshold. The

recharge amount is transferred to the user’s account

by simply dialing the required number from the

JAZZ connection and following a simple one-touch

procedure. On each Jazz Advance request, the

customer gets instant balance that will be deducted

on next recharge. There is no concept of any kind of

interest or service charges on this advance.

Akbar Khan, Director Brands while talking to

the Flare said that during the last 28 months over

500 million customers has benefited from the offer

which shows the popularity of JAZZ loan. “Jazz customers are our greatest strength and we would like to facilitate as much as possible. This facility will give the Jazz subscribers freedom, flexibility and also provides a safety net when there is an emergency and allows the users to talk freely without worrying about insufficient balance.”

JAZZ advance is also offering Rs5 to its customers as an emergency balance to any prepaid customers but Mobilink is not charging any interest on it

On the other hand Ufone has the same service in the name of Uloan but the difference is that the company is charging 60 paisa that is not customer friendly. Some religious scholars are agreed that this is soud and thus prohibited or haram in Islam. It is one of the major sins and is strictly abandoned. Since last couple of weeks, Ufone’s customers started complaining about the additional

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transaction charges which were being applied on

the ULoan service. Customers have started sending

messages saying that the extra charges which

Ufone takes is actually interest and prohibited, alarming people to stop using Uloan as it is

propagating haram among the public. \

If you check out ULoan’s details it is clearly

mentioned that transaction charges of Rs0.50 will

be applied. It’s a general notion that we don’t give

much emphasis to the terms and conditions of any service. So, we can’t say how many people read the

details before using this service. Those who read it

but continue to behave so demonstrate that they

did not consider it.

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Since last couple of weeks, Ufone’s customers started

complaining about the additional charges which were being applied on the ULoan service. Customers have

started sending messages saying that the extra charges which Ufone is taking is actually interest (soud), that is prohibited in Islam

To clear this confusion we contacted Ufone and asked for its viewpoint, which is given below:

It is absolutely clear that any charges deducted on Uloan cannot be classified as interest. Interest in any circumstances means that it has a compound effect and it is multiplied with time. Also those who

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fail to pay are penalized with extra charges in all the interest based products. In the case of ULoan

the customer has to pay onetime fixed charges. These charges remain the same whether the customer reloads the account after a month or after four months. There are also no penalty charges for not reloading in a fixed time period. These charges on ULoan are simply a transaction

fee. All other cellular operators also charge for different services where amounts are transferred either from the company or even between the customers themselves. On the other hand, an Aalim of Jamia Aloom- e-Islamia, Banori Town, Karachi said that the extra charges which Ufone is taking is interest which is haram in our religion. It is true that in our country we normally do not care about our religious obligations and responsibilities but as a nation we should not allow any one to make such jokes with the millions of customers any way and on any cost. On the other hand the regulator is primarily responsible for such type of initiavies from the company. There is no check and balance and telcom companies are doing whatever goes in their favour. It is worth mentioning that India is also giving advance balance or loan to their cellular customers but no one is charging interest for that. Through this article we appeal to Chief Justice of Paksitan to take notice of the matter and make it

compulsary for all the companies to ensure transparent and unobjectionable dealing of public matters.

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SIM statistics: Pakistan fails to surpass Sri Lanka

A ccording to the ITU ICT eye which is now carrying 2008 data, Pakistan’s surge to overtake Sri Lanka has petered out, leaving the Maldives (143

active SIMs/100 people) as the undisputed leader in mobile connectivity (apparently all adult Maldivians carry two active SIMs; there are only two operators in the Maldives), and Sri Lanka second with 52 SIMs per 100 people. On the fixed side, assisted by CDMA phones that are counted as fixed, Sri Lanka is the leader (17 connection per 100 people), followed by Maldives (15 connections per 100). Like in cricket, the middle of the rankings is the most interesting. Both Pakistan (50/100) and Bhutan (37/100) are ahead of India (29/100) in mobile phones. This shows that India cannot afford to let up the pace of 10 million connections a month for some time. If it does it might be overtaken by Afghanistan (29/100) and even Bangladesh (28/100). Of course, the fact that Afghanistan is ahead of Bangladesh in mobile penetration should cause all sorts of palpitations in government offices in Dhaka. Bangladesh was one of the earliest in South Asia to adopt mobile and is the most densely populated country in the world. How they were overtaken by Afghanistan, a war-torn country with difficult terrain, should

In the fixed rankings, we find Afghanistan occupying the cellar (0.37/100 people) be- hind Bangladesh (0.84/100). Pakistan (2.5/100) is behind Nepal (2.8/100). This is very surprising given the apparent superiority of the Pakistan policy and regulatory frame- work. Both use CDMA on the fixed access side, so that cannot be the explanation

cause serious re-examination of policies such as the BDT 800 SIM tax. The fact that Afghanistan’s CAGR for 2003-08 is 109 per cent, higher than Bangladesh’s 2003-08 CAGR of 101 per cent, suggests that the gap between the two countries is more likely to increase than decrease. In the fixed rankings, we find Afghanistan occupying the cellar (0.37/100 people) behind Bangladesh (0.84/100). Pakistan (2.5/100) is behind Nepal (2.8/100). This is very surprising given the apparent superiority of the Pakistan policy and regulatory framework. Both use CDMA on the fixed access side, so that cannot be the explanation.

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growth in fixed over the 2003-08 period (-2 per cent), but this simply because India is more honest in its reporting, counting CDMA on the mobile side instead of on the fixed side. For example Sri Lanka is experiencing negative growth in wireline that is masked by CDMA growth. From 2003 to 2008, the number of active SIMs has increased by over 12 times, while the number of fixed connections has decreased marginally, the negative growth in India wiping out all the gains in the rest of South Asia. South Asia is clearly the territory of the mobile. As a United Nations agency, the ITU has an obligation to identify, define, and produce statistics covering its sector - the telecommunication/ICT sector. This is in line with other specialised agencies that publish statistics covering their respective field of operations and forms part of the global statistical system of the UN. The collection of over 100 telecommunication/ICT indicators is one of the main activities of the unit. The ITU's Market Information and Statistics (STAT) Unit collects

its Telecommunication/ICT data directly form governments by means of an annual questionnaire that is sent to the government agency in charge of telecommunications/ICT. This is usually the Ministry or the regulatory agency. The STAT Unit verifies and harmonises data, carries out research, and collects missing values from government web sites and operators' annual reports, particularly for countries that do not reply to the questionnaire. Market research data are also used to cross- check and complement missing values. The indicators/statistics published in this publication are used to back up ICT sections in inter-governmental publications such as the UNDP Human Development Report, the World Bank World Development Indicators and the United Nations Statistical Yearbook. Data are available in a number of formats including printed publications, CD-ROM, and by electronic download. The flagship publication, the Yearbook of Statistics, has been published annually for almost three decades and is widely respected as the world's leading source of ICT statistics.

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The telecommunication sector comprises of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), NTC and SCO. The AGO conducted audit report says that the PTA management has not settled the issue of pay and allowances and other fringe benefits to its employees since 2004

T he Auditor General of Pakistan has detected irregularities, embezzlements, unauthorised expenditure, non-recoveries and losses, amounting to Rs7.75 billion in

various sections of telecommunication. The AGP, in its report on accounts of this sector for 2008-09,

observed that the national exchequer suffered a total loss of Rs7.247 billion in the NTC; Rs464.11 million in Special Communication Organisation (SCO) and Rs8.399 million in Pakistan Telecommunication. The telecommunication sector comprises Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), NTC and SCO. The AGO conducted audit on test check basis, and observed irregularities of Rs3879 million. The report says that the PTA management has not settled the issue of pay and allowances and other fringe benefits to its employees since 2004. As a result, irregular payments were made on account of pay and allowances, honorarium, cash reward, leave encashment and foreign TA/DA, amounting to Rs69.669 million, although the pay package was approved and rules were quite clear about the grant of these benefits, the report reveals. The report says that "receivables" remained a weak area, which resulted in non-recovery of huge amount of Rs1008 million from various telecom/mobile operators "The PTA incurred irregular expenditure on purchase of vehicles and laptops worth Rs13.979 million. "The instances of misappropriation and misuse of public money, totalling Rs82.307 million, showing the inability of the management to avert losses," the report says. The report laments that the FAB prepares only its "Receipt and Expenditure Account," which does not reflect the status of its liabilities and assets. "It made irregular payments on account of pay and allowances, leave encashment and house rent allowance, despite the approval of its pay package. The foreign TA/DA worth Rs25.595 million was also paid without the approval of the Finance Division. The FAB also incurred irregular expenditure on purchase of vehicles worth Rs1.628 million," says the report. The NRTC management also incurred irregular

expenditure on purchase of vehicles worth Rs2.617 million. The report says that it was not adhering to the Public Procurement Rules, which resulted in irregular procurements worth Rs7.187 million. The report further says that the government exchequer sustained a huge loss due to non-deduction of income tax and sales tax worth Rs1.089 million. According to report, the NTC incurred irregular expenditure of Rs18.925 million in violation of the Public Procurement Rules. “Stores, amounting to Rs39.668 million, were purchased un-necessarily, resulting in blockage of public money.” It could not recover an amount of Rs20.532 million from different agencies and made irregular payments on account of cash reward worth Rs8.987 million without obtaining approval of Finance Division."

"The instances of misappropriation and misuse of public money, totalling Rs82.307 million, showing the inability of the management to avert losses"

The report says that the SCO management made unauthorised re-appropriation of funds of Rs1100 million without the approval of the Finance Division. The AGP recommended that the management of these organisations was sensitised with the importance of effective internal control systems. The AGP recommends that the Principal Accounting Officers and management of these organisations should exercise due diligence and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) while maintaining the books of accounts. It recommends that the organisations should ensure observance of the rules and regulations and introduce effective systems of stores and inventory management.

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W ith advancements in technology and increase in buying power, most of the city dwellers are looking for ways to cut the steps between order

and delivery. People are relying on phone and internet to place orders and receive goods, eliminating the hassle of physically visiting the marketplace. One can get Bakra Online through SMS, Wap or via web. The worst power crisis grip over the country as the shortfall bulged to 3000 Megawatts in July 2009. The people were facing problems in water supply as well owing to the power crisis. Almost six to eight hours of loadshedding on equal basis throughout the cities of Pakistan. After the loadshedding, floor crisis surging in the country, the people queued for getting flour at the highest prices. Now there is no sugar stock after the Supreme Court ordered to sell the sugar at Rs40 per kg. Eidul Azha is a festivity independent of all crises. Children like the animals and desire to buy them not as early as possible but also much healthy, the price of an average goat is 12000 to 15000. It is not possible to buy an average sacrificial animal for the middle or lower middle class people. It is feared the crises of sacrificial animals will be deepen this year. The trend of purchasing sacrificial animals through internet is gaining popularity. A large number of web sites offer goats, cows and camels for the upcoming Eid ul Azha have appeared on the internet. These web sites claim that browsing for animals on the internet is better than personally going to a cattle market to select a sacrificial animal. These said that people would browse for animals by their pictures and rates and could place orders.

City Government should promote online selling of sacrificial animals to keep the city neat and clean on Eid ul Azha as usually people set up cattle markets on every city road and green belt

These web sites accept credit cards and other modes of payment through internet and say that the selected animal will be delivered at the doorstep of the purchaser the next day. Eid ul Azha is marked with the ritual of sacrifice and millions of Muslims across the globe make sacrifices of cows, goats, sheeps and camels to remember the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) as well as to celebrate the end of Hajj. While making sacrifice is not an issue in Muslim countries, it is really a task for Muslims living in the western world. People usually send funds to their relatives and friends in Muslim countries to make sacrifice on their behalf or give money to charities for the purpose. But now they have got control on their sacrifices, thanks to the internet. Online Bakra is a buying service that provides photo, video, voice and other descriptions including types and prices of the goats and other sacrificial animals on the internet which assists
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Bakra online through SMS, internet

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Online Bakra is a buying service that provides photo,

video, voice and other descriptions including types and prices of the goats and other sacrificial animals

on the internet which assists customers to make their

choice

Different chains of big stores as well as individuals manage these web sites. They claim that buying a sacrificial animal on the internet was hassle free and without any bargaining because of competitive prices. It also saves precious time of buyers. Most of the web sites are having advertisements from different religious parties for donation of the sacrificial animals’ skins while many other are offering the facility of performing Qurbani and then delivery the meat to customers’ homes. They are also offering Qurbani to expatriate Pakistanis and one of their packages is that they will sacrifice an animal here in Pakistan, distribute its meat among the poor and send pictures of live and sacrificed animal to the customers abroad. Likewise, some web sites are also offering the expatriates the option of viewing the sacrifice on their web site. These web sites said they will dedicate an IP address and people could watch the sacrifice no matter which country they were in. The idea of purchasing sacrificial animals through internet was introduced in the country some two or three years back. People said that companies and individuals were selling all kind of stuff on internet then why not sacrificial animals and termed this idea brilliant. Khurram, a resident of Faisal Town said, on last Eidul Azha he purchased a goat through one of such web sites and this year he was again planning to do the same. It saved my time otherwise I have to go to some stinking cattle

market in this heavy traffic of the provincial metropolis and then after reaching there I have to bargain a lot with the sellers and then look for a van to get the animal home. “The internet has made it very easy now,” he said.

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Waqar, a resident of Defence area, said all such web sites were showing the pictures of the animals as well as their bio data like their weight, age and teeth and after we purchased the animal online, they send us the same and in case of a change we can deny our order. The people however said that prices on the web sites right now were quite exorbitant but they hoped that the prices would come down near Eid. They said the City Government should promote this type of selling of sacrificial animals to keep the city neat and clean on Eid as usually people set up cattle markets on every city road and green belt.

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Eid: 660 million texts exchanged nationwide

It is becoming very normal for SMS volumes to peak during festive seasons, mainly due to consumers opting to send SMS greetings because it is

inexpensive, easy to use and supported by all mobile

handsets in the market

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A cision has announced that over 660 million text messages were delivered across its messaging systems during a 48 hour period in Pakistan, over the

2009 Eid festive season. With 95 million mobile subscribers representing 58 per cent of the mobile penetration rate, Pakistan is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world. “It is becoming very normal for SMS volumes to peak during festive seasons, mainly due to consumers opting to send SMS greetings because it is inexpensive, easy to use and supported by all mobile handsets in the market. “One of the key drivers for SMS traffic growth in this market is the introduction of SMS bundles this year for the prepaid segment. With mobile users taking advantage of such bundles, SMS volumes are rising to new record levels to over half a billion being processed in just two days. These figures demonstrate that SMS is still the preferred choice for communicating and is set to remain the most dominant data revenue driver for Pakistan mobile operators.” Sherif

Hamoudah, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Acision in Middle East, Africa and Pakistan said. With SMS volumes continuing to increase year on year, Acision sees ample opportunities for operators to double SMS service revenues through innovations in messaging, and differentiation in the messaging experience through value added enhancements that provide convenience and productivity. “Operators too, are realising that SMS must be managed in parallel to its overall business. By growing a messaging business on an open architecture mobile operators can rapidly roll out new services. The scalable nature of the Acision SMSC means that operators messaging systems can effortlessly handle substantial increases in volumes of messages within seconds. As the world’s leading messaging company, Acision has extensive global market reach which means we have a better insight into the present and future requirements of mobile operators and mobile subscribers.” Hamoudah added.

Unfortunately, it was Telenor who informed its users via SMS that it has postponed the packages on Eid to sustain the network. The packages remained inactive since September 24, 2009

This Eid has seen a strange trend of suspending SMS services. Unfortunately, it was Telenor who informed its users via SMS that it

has postponed the packages on Eid to sustain the network. The packages remained inactive since September 24, 2009.

Dear Customers, SMS Bundles have been suspended till 24th September 09 to provide you better service during EID. Please subscribe again on 24th September after 2pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Such lawful activities are waiting for the concern of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. There is apparently no reason for why Telenor halt the SMS bundles where other

cell phone mobile operators were serving the people nationwide. We hope that PTA will take notice of the violation of customer’s rights.

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Revised framework for MVNO services

To provide MVNO services, PTA has set an initial fee of USD five million. Initially, the license shall be issued for period of 10 years which would be extendable for another term of 10 years subject to mutual agreement between the parties and consent of the Authority

P akistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in the fulfilment of obligation under Mobile Cellular Policy 2004, has revised and issued framework for Mobile Virtual

Network Operator (MVNO) services to bring it in accordance with the present trend and dynamics of local telecommunication market scenario. In the revised framework, PTA has made it compulsory for prospective MVNOs to first sign an agreement with at least one Mobile Network Operator (MNO) before applying for the permission from PTA. The MVNO framework restricts the deployment of self-owned network elements i.e. Radio Access, Transmission, Switching and Network equipments etc by MVNOs. Further, MVNOs will be allowed to make commercial arrangements with more than one conventional MNO for provision of mobile communication services to their own customers. MVNOs shall be allowed to enter into roaming agreements with other operators on mutually agreed terms and conditions, and they shall hold their own brand name and customer ownership while marketing their own SIMs. The MNO(s) shall be responsible for the national security issues, and appropriate clauses will be included in their agreement with MVNO(s) to ensure efficient resolution of such issues. To provide MVNO services, PTA has set an initial fee of USD five million. PTA has determined USD five million for keeping in view Pakistan's market and its dynamics. Initially, the license shall be issued for period of 10 years which would be extendable for another term of 10 years subject to mutual agreement between the parties and consent of the Authority. However, the license shall be terminated on expiry of agreement between MNO and MVNO or upon expiry of the license of the

parent MNO. In case PTA, for any valid reason, terminates the license of a parent MNO, licence(s) of attached MVNO(s) shall also stand terminated. It may be noted that like other PTA licensees the MVNOs will also be liable to pay all other regulatory fees and contributions in addition to the initial license fee. The new MVNO framework says that provision of Quality of Service (QoS) shall be the sole responsibility of licensed MVNO therefore, it must ensure that its users receive good QoS as per benchmarks set by PTA. While entering into an agreement with MNO, individual responsibilities of MVNO including provision of QoS should clearly be pronounced in the agreement. The MVNO(s) shall be responsible for making necessary arrangements to facilitate its users and for the purpose it shall establish at least one Customer Care Centre and 24/7 helpline in each city of its operation. The MVNO shall not stop provision of services to its customers without at least a three months notice and prior approval from PTA. MVNO shall also be responsible for resolution of billing or other disputes with its customers. PTA shall approve the contents of Standard Contract of Service and Customer Agreement Form of MVNO(s) prior to the commencement of its services. MVNO(s) shall submit Code of Commercial Practice to PTA and shall follow the same with true letter and spirit. It is pertinent to mention that this framework may be reviewed by PTA from time to time if PTA deems fit or circumstances require so. It is expected that this new framework will enhance the chances of further growth in the telecom sector of Pakistan by providing opportunities of new investments in the sector and hence making the market friendlier for consumers.

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Net neutrality rules by FCC
entitlement to competition among network
providers, application providers, service
providers, and content providers;
5) Be required to treat lawful content,
applications, and services in a non-discriminatory
manner; and
6) Be required to disclose such information
concerning network management and other
practices as is reasonably required for users and
content, application, and service providers to
enjoy the protections specified in the rules.
ISPs would still be permitted to address
harmful traffic and traffic unwanted by users,
As the FCC also wants the
rules to apply to wireless
and mobile internet
providers, this could mean
an end to operator-exclu-
sive handset deals and
rules preventing Wi-Fi
devices on mobile networks
ISPs would stil l be permitted to address harmful
traffic and traffic unwanted by users, such as spam,
and prevent both the transfer of unlawful content,
such as child pornography, and the unlawful transfer
of content, such as a transfer that would infringe
copyright
I nternet is usually perceived to be a law-less
world of communication. You can do
anything, any time, from anywhere.
Freedom of expression is the motto of the
running lawful applications or using lawful
services of the user’s choice;
3)
Not be allowed
to prevent users from
such as spam, and prevent both the transfer of
unlawful content, such as child pornography, and
the unlawful transfer of content, such as a transfer
that would infringe copyright.
In addition, the FCC is seeking comments on
"managed" or "specialised" services, which may
fall outside the basic rules. These are customised
IP-based services for businesses and other distinct
users, such as the healthcare, energy or education
sectors.
The regulator is also leaving the door open for
a different application of the rules to mobile
operators, calling for comments on "in what time
world of web sites. However, all those glitters are
not gold. The world of internet is not as free as it
appears to be. There are certain hidden
interventions that are made by ISPs to control the
internet traffic. The regulation of the internet is
very important to make sure the rights of
Netizens.
The US Federal Communications Commission
has proposed a number of rules to limit the ability
of ISPs to restrict their customers' access to
services and content on the internet. While
operators could still engage in "reasonable" traffic
management, such as to prevent congestion, the
rules seek to limit the increasingly common
efforts by ISPs to restrict customer access to
services such as P2P sites, VoIP services or other
high-bandwidth activities.
In addition, internet users should be able to
connect any device to the network, according to
the proposed 'net neutrality' rules. As the FCC
also wants the rules to apply to wireless and
mobile internet providers, this could mean an end
to operator-exclusive handset deals and rules
preventing Wi-Fi devices on mobile networks.
The six proposed rules are open for public
consultation until 14 January, 201. The rules mean
ISPs would
1) Not be allowed to prevent users from
sending or receiving the lawful content of their
choice over the internet;
2) Not be allowed to prevent users from
ITU approves universal phone
charger standard
The new UCS standard is based on input from the GSMA, which
predicts a 50 per cent reduction in standby energy consumption,
elimination of 51,000 tonnes of redundant chargers, and a subse-
quent reduction of 13.6 million tonnes in greenhouse gas
emissions each year
The International Telecommunication
Union has given its approval for an energy-
efficient one-charger-fits-all new mobile
phone standard. Every mobile phone user will
benefit from the new Universal Charging
Solution, which enables the same charger to
be used for all future handsets. The new UCS
standard is based on input from the GSMA,
which predicts a 50 per cent reduction in
standby energy consumption, elimination of
51,000 tonnes of redundant chargers,
and a subsequent reduction of 13.6 million
tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Standardisation of the UCS within ITU has
been completed by Study Group 5 -
Environment and Climate Change, and will
accelerate broad adoption.
Based on the Micro-USB interface, UCS
chargers will also include a four-star or higher
efficiency rating. The ITU will also participate
in the forthcoming UNFCCC Climate
Change Talks in Barcelona, from 2-6
November and stress the
significance of ICTs as a major cross-sectoral
tool in reducing greenhouse
gas emissions.
connecting to and using on its network the user’s
choice of lawful devices that do not harm the
network;
4) Not be allowed to deprive users of the
frames or phases, and to what extent the
principles should apply to non-wireline forms of
broadband internet access, including mobile
wireless".
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Using a Christian to invite Muslims to come and avail the Telenor’s

unique service during Umra is unethical. The policy makers of

huge campaigns are incompetent to keep in mind that their single

act can effect the feelings of countless people

O ne after another the senior officials of

Telenor are inflicting pain upon the

people of Pakistan. Initially, it was the

cartoons issue which badly hurt the

Muslims world wide by a Norwegian company

which has close links with the Telenor group.

News came of Telenor’s probable sale to the

Zong and now it is the effort to invoke religious

right.

A national daily disclose that the model

Telenor hired in its Umra advertisement was

Christian. The news evoked the religious

sentiments of Muslims to fight for their religious

sanctity.

Let us make it clear that the management of

Flare has no grudges against the Christen

community residing in Pakistan. The objection is

solely on the selection of an improper person for

a very precious depiction. It is widely known that the Makkah and the pilgrims are of prime importance to Muslims and it is their religious duty to pay at least one visit to the holy city. Using a Christian to invite Muslims to come and avail the Telenor’s unique service is

unethical. The policy makers of huge campaigns are incompetent to keep in mind that their single act can affect the feelings of countless people.

The initiative of hiring a Christian model has

not abridged the religious differences as some

Telenor would not have made such a mistake if it ever

bothered the feelings of millions

of Muslims. The prime concern of this company is to grasp as much money as possible and to

support anti-Muslim and pro-

Jewish activities.

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walls can never be levelled. Islam and Christianity are two distinct religions that have different norms and are of different flavours. The mistake to invite both under one platform is not just and specially in a situation when the platform is a Norwegian company like Telenor. Telenor would not have made such a mistake if it ever bothered the feelings of millions of Muslims. The prime concern of this company is to grasp as much money as possible and to support anti-Muslim and pro-Jewish activities. Ample evidences of Telenor’s such efforts have been already provided in Flare.

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Cartoon issue; angry protestors burning Dennish flag and protesting against Telenor. (File Photo)

Coming across the anticipated dealing of Telenor-Zong it is also clear that Telnor’s only focus is money. A desperate company that is ready to sell out its own self to secure its hegemony and property in somewhere else. The situation becomes more critical when we remember that Telenor is doing all this to save

its Indian hand. How immoral and unjust. What will be the destiny of those people who opt Telenor? Will Telenor arrange some referendum? Have the company taken initiative on behalf of its customers, if yes then who gave it the right? China Mobile needs to buy something out of

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Cartoon issue; angry protestors burning telenor banners in Karachi. (File Photo)

their homeland; this was the statement from their chairman Mr Wang Jianzhou. When two people get married, either of them or sometimes both of them adopt each other’s qualities and habits. If Telenor will ever go for such a relation, and that is inevitable from certain point of views then which brand is going to dominate is a question. The question will remain unanswered unless or until someone from the Telenor side dare to reply. We should also inform you that Eddy Abdullah has already confirmed the news.

Orascom changed its course in Indian market because it wants to save its dear and loyal market in Pakistan. History repeat itself and it will be no wonder if Telenor will sale its Pakistani share to save its profits in India. It is true that you can not eat your cake and have it. For stretching itself in India, Telenor must quit Pakistan. It would be far respectful if Telenor behaved while keeping in mind its critical position in Pakistan. Telenor is harming its repute by using unfair means. We hope that PTA will take notice

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Cartoon issue; angry protestors shouting against Telenor in Islamabad. (File Photo)

of the issue that is not only of a model’s religion but also of ethics. Telenor has no right to inflict

pain upon the religious sentiments of so many people by hiring wrong person for one of the holies duty. Here, we would like to ask a question from all devoted Pakistanis weather they will allow any one to not honour their religion for just the sake of investment. If Telenor Pakistan is sincere then they have to follow the land of law and that is to

respect the Muslims and their religion.

It is un-acceptable that all this is being done with out the will of the higher authorities of the company which has a pro Jewish mind. Now it is the customers of Telenor Pakistan which can decide to move in favour of their religion or the other way. It is our will and commitment that will save our religion and others will respect Muslims and their religion.

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In developing countries, the number of users grew by a quarter, or

In developing countries, the number of users grew by a quarter, or
 

almost five times faster than in developed countries. As a result, developing countries now account for more than half of the world’s internet users

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P akistan is among the five dynamic economies of developing Asia in terms of increased penetration of mobile phones, internet and broadband, says the

Information Economy Report, 2009 published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Among the five countries in terms of mobile penetration, Pakistan is placed at number three followed by Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Iran and Maldives remain at the top positions, respectively. In the area of internet penetration, Pakistan is placed at the third position and for broadband penetration the country is at the fourth position. The report sees the mobile industry as a ‘cash cow’ in some countries noting that Pakistan was experiencing significant macroeconomic problems, yet the mobile market steams ahead as the effects of the global economic recession on the global mobile network are so far limited. The number of fixed lines in the world has essentially been frozen at around 1.2 billion since 2006 and even saw a slight decline in 2008. Since

298 million, followed by the United States (191 million) and Japan (88 million). A little over one fifth of the world’s population used the Internet in 2008. Public internet facilities such as internet cafés, educational establishments and digital community centres are also important for boosting internet usage in developing countries. The number of fixed broadband subscribers around the world was an estimated 398 million at the end of 2008. Developing countries accounted for almost 40 per cent of these, making broadband one of the few ICTs where developed countries still represent the majority of users. Global average broadband penetration stood at 5.9, with striking differences between developed and developing economies. Compared with most other industries, the mobile sector in developing countries should have a good chance of weathering the storm. According to the latest available data, growth continued in the two largest developing country mobile markets — China and India — also in

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2004, developing countries have accounted for

2009.

just over half of all fixed telephone lines. Global fixed line tele-density (fixed telephone subscriptions divided by population and multiplied by 100) stood at 18 in 2008. In developed countries, tele-density was 47, while in developing countries it was 12. At the end of 2008, there were an estimated 1.4 billion internet users around the world. The growth rate of 15 per cent was slightly lower than in 2007. In developing countries, the number of users grew by a quarter, or almost five times faster than in developed countries. As a result, developing countries now account for more than half of the world’s internet users.

The report estimated that the value of exports of information and communication technologies (ICTs) goods rose from USD813 billion to USD1.73 trillion between 1998 and 2007, representing 13 per cent of all merchandise trade. The increase was almost entirely attributable to developing Asia. Other developing regions as well as economies in transition remain marginal exporters of ICT goods. While exports of ICT goods such as computers and consumer electronic devices have been hit hard by the global recession, IT and ICT-related services appear to have been more resilient, the report notes.

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Mr. Salman Mahmood Mr. Salman Mahmood CEO Averox CEO Averox
Mr. Salman Mahmood
Mr. Salman Mahmood
CEO Averox
CEO Averox

The Averox story begins with a software house in England which was

established in 1982 where Salman served as the CEO, he initially

started off with 12 employees and with his keen sense of business

and a vision towards the future the company has now grown

worldwide

T he Averox Group of companies Averox Inc. USA, Averox Europe Ltd. United Kingdom, Averox Telecommunications LLC Dubai and Averox Pvt. Ltd.

Pakistan are currently under the leadership and guidance of CEO Salman Mahmood. Salman over a span of 16 years has accumulated a tremendous amount of international experience, working for blue-chip IT organisations such as Cap Gemini Ernest & Young. Also as a consultant to various other companies lending

his in depth knowledge and implementing IT

strategies for market leaders such as Ford Credit Group Europe, General Motors, Volvo Trucks

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North America, British American Tobacco, Reckitt Benckiser, DHL and Shell Petroleum. A Computer Science graduate with strong technical and business skills, Salman has also received industry leading certifications such as SAP and Siebel. The Averox story begins with a software house in England which was established in 1982 where Salman served as the CEO, he initially started off with 12 employees and with his keen sense of business and a vision towards the future the company has now grown worldwide. In late 2000, Pakistan IT regulations were simplified and the government agencies tended to be

Averox is now among the top three IT companies in Pakistan who are offering their shares to the public and one of the biggest companies with respect to market capitalization

supportive of the industry and because of the favorable conditions of low labor cost, availability of land, a stable economy and good investment opportunities in Pakistan, Salman was able to establish a Pakistan office Pearl Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd. In 2003. Within a short span the Pakistan office grew from a 2 person

In a short span, Salman has materialized his ideas and goals where others dream to attain, and is committed to provide his insight into the future with a wide array of solutions and services

outfit to more than 100 employees and in 2004, Salman had spread his reach into the middle east, establishing Pearl Consulting FZ-LLC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2006, Pearl Consulting was re-branded as Averox and is now a Public company on the NASDAQ over the counter bulletin board (OTCBB) in USA. A man of acute vision, Salman in 2007 was moving ahead, as Averox was now offering renewable energy solutions for telecom vendors to households worldwide. A bold step where energy problems are on the rise as natural resources are depleted and power costs are increasing.

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Averox is now among the top three IT companies in Pakistan who are offering their shares to the public and one of the biggest companies with respect to market capitalization which was at one state US $130 million, with a share price of US $7.50. The company has achieved various certifications of quality and Salman himself numerous awards of excellence. In a short span, Salman has materialized his ideas and goals where others dream to attain, and is committed to provide his insight into the future with a wide array of solutions and services. Besides being a successful entrepreneur, Salman is an avid horserider, having his own farm with top of the breed horses. In 2006, he won the all Pakistan Tent Pegging Championship organized by the CDA, Islamabad and was named "Best Horseman" of the show!.

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Journey of handset and its expansion

In Japan and South Korea, the market no longer supplies phones of the second generation. Earlier in the

decade there were doubts about whether 3G might happen, and also whether 3G might become a

commercial success. By the end of 2007, it had become clear that 3G was a reality and was clearly on the

path to become a profitable venture

  • I n the beginning, two-way radios were used in vehicles such as taxicabs, police cruisers, ambulances, and the like, but were not mobile phones because they were not normally

connected to the telephone network. Users could

not dial phone numbers from their vehicles. A

large community of mobile radio users, known as

the mobileers, popularised the technology that

would eventually give way to the mobile phone.

Originally, mobile two-way radios were

permanently installed in vehicles, but later

versions such as the so-called transportables or

"bag phones" were equipped with a cigarette

lighter plug so that they could also be carried, and thus could be used as either mobile or as portable two-way radios. During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and later developed a large hand-

held two-way radio for the US military. This

battery powered "Handie-Talkie" (HT) was about

the size of a man's forearm.

In Europe, radio telephony was first used on the first-class passenger trains between Berlin and Hamburg in 1926. At the same time, radio telephony was introduced on passenger airplanes

for air traffic security. Later radio telephony was

introduced on a large scale in German tanks

during the Second World War. After the war German police in the British zone of occupation

first used disused tank telephony equipment to run the first radio patrol cars. In all of these cases the service was confined to specialists that were

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network. In 1946 soviet engineers G. Shapiro and I. Zaharchenko successfully tested their version of a radio mobile phone mounted inside a car. The device could connect to local telephone network on a range up to 20 kilo meters. In December 1947, Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young, Bell Labs engineers, proposed hexagonal cells for mobile phones in vehicles. Philip T. Porter, also of Bell Labs, proposed that the cell towers be at the corners of the hexagons rather than the centres and have directional antennas that would transmit/receive in three directions into three adjacent hexagon cells. The

During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and later developed a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. This battery powered "Handie-Talkie" (HT) was about the size of a man's forearm

technology did not exist then and the frequencies had not yet been allocated. Cellular technology was undeveloped until the 1960s, when Richard H. Frenkiel and Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs developed the electronics. Recognisable mobile phones with direct dialling have existed at least since the 1950s. In the 1954 movie Sabrina, the businessman Linus Larrabee (played by Humphrey Bogart) makes a call from the phone in the back of his limousine.

The first fully automatic mobile phone system, called MTA (Mobile Telephone system A), was developed by Ericsson and commercially released in Sweden in 1956. This was the first system that did not require any kind of manual control in base stations, but had the disadvantage of a phone weight of 40 kg (90 lb). MTB, an upgraded version with transistors, weighing 9 kg (20 lb), was introduced in 1965 and used DTMF signalling. It had 150 customers in the beginning and 600 when it shut down in 1983. In 1957 young soviet radio engineer Leonid Kupriyanovich from Moscow created the portable mobile phone, named after himself as LK-1 or "radiophone". This true mobile phone consisted of a relatively small-sized handset equipped with an antenna and rotary dial, and communicated with a base station. Kupriyanovich's "radiophone" had three kilogram of total weight, could operate up to 20 or 30 kilo meters, and had 20 or 30 hours of battery lifespan. LK-1. The base station of LK-1 (called ATR, or Automated Telephone Radiostation) could connect to local telephone network and serve several customers. In 1958, Kupriyanovich resized his "radiophone" to "pocket" version. The weight of improved "light" handset was about 500 gram. In 1958 the USSR also began to deploy the "Altay" national civil mobile phone service especially for motorists. The newly-developed mobile telephone system was based on Soviet MRT-1327 standard. The main developers of the

  • trained to use the equipment. In the early 1950s ships on the Rhine were among the first to use

  • radio telephony with an untrained end customer
    as a user. In 1910 Lars Magnus Ericsson installed a telephone in his car, although this was not a radio

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telephone. While travelling across the country, he

would stop at a place where telephone lines were

accessible and using a pair of long electric wires

he could connect to the national telephone

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Altay system were Voronezh Science Research Institute of Communications (VNIIS) and the State Specialised Project Institute (GSPI). In 1963 this service started in Moscow, and in 1970 the Altay service already was deployed in 30 cities of the USSR. The last upgraded versions of the Altay system are still in use in some places of Russia as a trunking system. In 1966, Bulgaria presented the pocket mobile automatic phone RAT-0,5 combined with a base station RATZ-10 (RATC-10) on Interorgtechnika- 66 international exhibition. One base station, connected to one telephone wire line, could serve up to 6 customers. In 1967, each mobile phone had to stay within the cell area serviced by one base station throughout the phone call. This did not provide continuity of automatic telephone service to mobile phones moving through several cell areas. In 1970 Amos E. Joel, Jr., another Bell Labs engineer, invented an automatic "call handoff" system to allow mobile phones to move through several cell areas during a single conversation without loss of conversation. In December 1971, AT&T submitted a proposal for cellular service to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). After years of hearings, the FCC approved the proposal in 1982 for Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) and allocated frequencies in the 824-894 MHz band. Analogue AMPS was superseded by Digital AMPS in 1990. One of the first successful public commercial mobile phone networks was the ARP network in Finland, launched in 1971. Posthumously, ARP is sometimes viewed as a zero generation (0G) cellular network, being slightly above previous proprietary and limited coverage networks. On April 3, 1973, Motorola employee Dr Martin Cooper placed a call to Dr Joel S. Engel, head of research at AT&T's Bell Labs, while walking the streets of New York City talking on the first Motorola DynaTAC prototype in front of reporters. Motorola has a long history of making automotive radios, especially two-way radios for taxicabs and police cruisers. In the 1990s, 'second generation' (2G) mobile phone systems such as GSM, IS-136 ("TDMA"), iDEN and IS-95 ("CDMA") began to be introduced. In 1991 the first GSM network (Radiolinja) opened in Finland. 2G phone systems were characterised by digital circuit switched transmission and the introduction of

advanced and fast phone-to-network signalling. In general the frequencies used by 2G systems in Europe were higher than those in America, though with some overlap. For example, the 900 MHz frequency range was used for both 1G and 2G systems in Europe, so the 1G systems were rapidly closed down to make space for the 2G systems. In America the IS-54 standard was deployed in the same band as AMPS and displaced some of the existing analogue channels. Coinciding with the introduction of 2G systems was a trend away from the larger "brickle" phones toward tiny 100–200g hand-held devices, which soon became the norm. This change was possible through technological improvements such as more advanced batteries and more energy-efficient electronics, but also was largely related to the higher density of cellular sites caused by increasing usage levels. This decreased

the demand for high transmission powers to reach distant towers for customers to be satisfied. The second generation introduced a new variant to communication, as SMS text messaging became possible, initially on GSM networks and eventually on all digital networks. The first machine-generated SMS message was sent in the UK in 1991. The first person-to-person SMS text message was sent in Finland in 1993. Soon SMS became the communication method of preference for the youth. Today in many advanced markets the general public prefers sending text messages to placing voice calls.

In 1957 young soviet radio engineer Leonid Kupriyanovich from Moscow created the portable mobile phone, named after himself as LK-1 or "radiophone". This true mobile phone consisted of a relatively small-sized handset equipped with an antenna and rotary dial, and communicated with a base station

2G also introduced the ability to access media content on mobile phones, when Radiolinja (now Elisa) in Finland introduced the downloadable ring tone as paid content. Finland was also the first country where advertising appeared on the mobile phone when a free daily news headline service on SMS text messaging was launched in 2000, sponsored by advertising.

Not long after the introduction of 2G networks, projects began to develop third generation (3G) systems. Inevitably there were many different standards with different contenders pushing their own technologies. Quite differently from 2G systems, however, the meaning of 3G has been standardised in the IMT-2000 standardisation processing. This process did not standardise on a technology, but rather on a set of requirements (2Mbit/s maximum data rate indoors, 384 kbit/s outdoors for example). At that point, the vision of a single unified worldwide standard broke down and several different standards have been

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introduced. The first pre-commercial trial network with 3G was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in the Tokyo region in May 2001. NTT DoCoMo launched the first commercial 3G network on October 1, 2001, using the WCDMA technology. In 2002 the first 3G networks on the rival CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology were launched by SK Telecom and KTF in South Korea, and Monet in the USA. Monet has since gone bankrupt. By the end of 2002, the second WCDMA network was launched in Japan by Vodafone KK (now Softbank). In March the first European launches of 3G were in Italy and the UK by the Three/Hutchison group, on WCDMA. 2003 saw a further eight commercial launches of 3G, six more on WCDMA and two more on the EV-DO standard. During the development of 3G systems, 2.5G systems such as CDMA2000 1x and GPRS were developed as extensions to existing 2G networks. These provide some of the features of 3G without fulfilling the promised high data rates or full range of multimedia services. CDMA2000-1X delivers theoretical maximum data speeds of up to 307 kbit/s. Just beyond these is the EDGE system which in theory covers the requirements for 3G system, but is so narrowly above these that any practical system would be sure to fall short. By the end of 2007 there were 295 million subscribers on 3G networks worldwide, which reflected 9 per cent of the total worldwide subscriber base. About two thirds of these are on the WCDMA standard and one third on the EV- DO standard. The 3G telecoms services generated over 120 billion dollars of revenues during 2007 and at many markets the majority of new phones activated were 3G phones. In Japan and South Korea the market no longer supplies phones of the second generation. Earlier in the decade there were doubts about whether 3G might happen, and also whether 3G might become a commercial success. By the end of 2007 it had become clear that 3G was a reality and was clearly on the path to become a profitable venture.

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S martphones are going mass market, fuelled by the public's "insatiable appetite" for social media, analysts say. They predict an explosion in sales alongside price falls

for smart handsets next year. It comes in a week which sees the launch of Blackberry's latest handset, the Storm 2. Meanwhile the Palm Pre, dubbed an "iPhone killer" finally makes its UK debut. Despite the recession the market for high- end phones is buoyant. "The mobile internet is at the same stage as the internet was in 1998," said Ian Fogg, an analyst with research firm Forrester. Ben Wood, an analyst with CCS Insight, agrees. "We are on the cusp of an explosion of computer-like devices in the hands of consumers where previously they were the preserve of the early adopter," he said. "Social networks are the fuel propelling the momentum," he added. Increasingly mobile operators and handset manufacturers are providing phones that are "a

one-stop shop for social messaging whether that be Twitter alerts, instant messages or the latest pictures on Facebook," said Mr Wood. It could be time to drop the label "smartphone" thinks Forrester analyst Ian Fogg. "Most handset makers are looking to add internet capabilities to their ranges. It is no longer about whether a phone can access the internet but how well," he said. Nothing illustrates the rise of the smartphone into the mainstream better than the story of Blackberry. RIM (Research in Motion), the company behind the Blackberry family, has transformed itself in recent years, with a range of handsets reaching far beyond its original corporate demographic. Its Curve series has become one of the fastest selling smartphones on the market.

Increasingly mobile operators and handset manufacturers are providing phones that are "a one-stop shop for social messaging whether that be Twitter alerts, instant messages or the latest pictures on Facebook

In August 2009, RIM announced that it had sold 65 million Blackberry smartphones worldwide. But it has yet to corner the apps market in the same way as Apple's iPhone has. While developers have written around 85,000 applications for the iPhone, there are only around 2,000 for Blackberrys. The Blackberry Storm 2 is released on 15 October and addresses some of the issues of the original handset. It sees new touchscreen technology to improve the typing experience and make it more like using a traditional keyboard. It will be available via Vodafone, free if users buy into a £35 a month two-year contract. The Palm Pre introduces a new mobile operating system. The following day sees the release of the Palm Pre in the UK, a much-

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Battle of smartphones changing the technology scenario

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The mobile internet is at the same stage as the inter-

net was in 1998. We are on the cusp of an explosion

of computer-like devices in the hands of consumers

where previously they were the preserve of the early

adopter. Social networks are the fuel propelling the

momentum

for seven years. It debuts its own operating system - webOS - which aims to mimic desktop operating systems. It allows users, for instance, to switch between applications in the same way as programmes are multi-tasked on a home computer. It has been touted as an "iPhone killer"

since its release in the US in June. Figures from market research firm TNS suggest the Pre-Palm launch could outshine the debut of the iPhone in

2007.

It surveyed 1,000 UK adults and found that 27 per cent of existing 02 customers would be "keen to buy" the Palm Pre, compared with 17 per cent wanting the iPhone prior to launch. It will be available via 02, to anyone signing up for a two- year £34.26 monthly contract. For those reluctant to sign up for lengthy contracts, smartphones are currently expensive. To get a "pay and go" version of 02's iPhone 3G, for example, will cost a hefty

£342.50.

According to Forrester the prepaid market in the UK accounts for around 65 per cent of mobile users but data tariffs for users are not as attractive

as those on contracts. For anyone on a contract, mobile internet is bundled pretty much as standard these days.

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If smartphones are to go truly mass market cheaper handsets and data charging tariffs that are attractive to the pre-paid market will be essential said Mr Wood. "£35 a month is a lot of money to some and we predict that smartphones will be available below £100 in 2010, alongside tariff innovation," he said.

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W atching his sons kick around a makeshift ball made from tightly bound plastic bags, Ugandan handyman Jackson Mawa marvels

at the way business has improved since he bought a solar-powered mobile phone. "I am self-employed. Sometimes people call me and they find my (cell) phone is off. I have been having that problem a lot due to battery charging. So when (Uganda Telecom) brought out the solar phones, since I got it, that very day, I have never had any problem with my phone," said Mawa, clutching the device. Farmers can check market prices before deciding which crop seeds to sow, speak to buyers from their fields and get weather forecasts. And unlike with standard mobile phones, they don't have to worry about their phone battery losing power. Mobile phone penetration in these regions has been held back by a lack of electricity: there is simply no way to charge a cell phone in many rural areas of developing countries. An estimated 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity at all, while another 1 billion people have no electricity for much of the day, according to estimates by development groups. Until solar cell phones were introduced, charging a phone in remote areas, off the electricity grid, entailed a bone-jarring journey to the nearest town, where the phone battery could be charged at kiosks run on generators for relatively hefty fees. There are more than three billion people using mobile phones around the world and most of the next billion users will come from emerging markets, particularly in the country-sides of these markets.

More than one billion phones are sold globally each year, which requires the use of sales boxes, add-ons and tonnes of raw materials including rare metals

"There is a significant opportunity within developing markets where there is limited access to grid electricity," said Windsor Holden, principal analyst at telecoms research firm Juniper Research. The makers of solar cell phones such as Nokia, Samsung and ZTE see the rural poor in these emerging markets as their main customer base rather than carbon-conscious consumers in the West. "People's need to communicate is so high. It's running miles ahead of the power grids expansions," says Anne Larilahti, head of environmentally sustainable business at network equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks. Across the ocean, in India's remote Orissa state, farmers living off the power grid are generating electricity with solar power which is making inroads in rural India and Bangladesh. For them, solar-powered cell phones are a natural extension. The potential in rural India for cell phone makers and operators is huge. Consider this:

India had nearly 500 million wireless users, and

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Solar speeding up cellular revolution

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For millions of African and Asian people, with no

connection to electricity grids or unreliable and

expensive power access, these little solar-

powered

gadgets are proving to be revolutionary

month. That doesn't count the millions in India's remote villages where electricity is rare or non- existent. Tapping this new market as well as earning green points, is attracting mobile phone companies such as South Korea's Samsung which released its first solar-powered phone model, Solar Guru, in India in June. "We contact doctors for health related advice. We seek information on weather from local official. We speak to local agriculture officials and discuss with them problem related to crops," said Indian farmer Jhasketan Pradhan.

If demand for such phones really takes off, it is a risk for Nokia, who likely cannot watch for long from aside as its market share in India and in Africa is 60 to 70 per cent. With proper positioning and pricing, solar- powered cell phones could reach about two billion people across the globe who have no access to electricity. Aside from the commercial opportunities, there are very real economic benefits. "Nowadays, farmers use mobile phones to

know about the market situation

so that the

... middlemen cannot exploit them and this is happening in Bangladesh, this is happening in Uganda, this is also happening in India," said Abdul Bayes, an economics professor from Bangladesh's Jahangirnagar University. Bayes, who has studied the impact of mobile phones on developing economies, estimates that GDP increases by one or two per cent for every 10 per cent increase in mobile phone access.

A major appeal of solar-powered cell phones is the growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable mobile phone devices, and annual sales of greener phones could grow to 105 million handsets by 2014, said Holden, of Juniper Research. An average mobile user is responsible for around 25 kg of C02 emissions per year, said Holden, a collective total of 93 megatonnes of CO2 globally as of the end of 2008. Electricity consumed by charging mobile phones contributes to just a fraction of such emissions. Sony Ericsson and Nokia are rolling out phones with greener features such as lower energy consumption, use of recycled materials, smaller packages and electronic user manuals. Meanwhile, Samsung and ZTE are pushing ahead with solar phones and Sharp is releasing its own model in Japan this year. It's not clear what Nokia's plans are in the solar phone department as it keeps a tight lid on its future product lines. In Africa, Kenya's Safaricom has already sold out its first batch of solar-powered mobile phones made by ZTE since the phones were launched in August. "It's selling pretty good because if we compare with other phones that (are also new to the market), they were not doing as well as we are having this one do," said Gladwell Mbugua, a Safaricom sales agent in Nairobi.

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Microsoft awards Warid

Warid Telecom is awarded with Gold Sponsorship and an honorary shield was

given to Warid’s Chief Information Officer. Microsoft has also developed a case

study taking a detailed account on Warid Pakistan, and it will be published on

W arid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. the country’s most reliable service provider has always been on forefront in deploying the latest technology, partnering with

the worlds top class vendors like Oracle, Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. Warid has recently commenced an outstanding

project of implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on Microsoft

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Karachi: Senior executive of Warid Telecom during the event.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. This initiative was taken as part of Microsoft’s early adoption Programme for this cutting edge virtualisation technology. Warid Telecom was amongst the

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Karachi: Warid Chief Information Officer Javed Mushtaq addresses the Microsoft Windows 7.

Microsoft’s global website

pioneer customers in the MEA region in implementing VDI solution under this programme. Microsoft held a commercial launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 in Pakistan. The event was held in Sheraton Hotel Karachi. It is the largest outreach to IT Decision Makers, IT Professionals and Developers in Microsoft’s history. Warid Telecom is awarded with Gold Sponsorship and an honorary shield was

given to Warid’s Chief Information Officer.

Microsoft has also developed a case study taking a

Companies in Pakistan can use these products to not only drive costs down but also drive down their risk profile through better security and compliance, while maximising the productivity of the workforce they support

detailed account on Warid Pakistan, and it will be published on Microsoft’s global website.

While speaking on the event Javed Mushtaq,

Chief Information Officer, Warid Telecom said, “We expect a 20 per cent drop in our capital expenditure and a 62 per cent drop in operating expenses by cutting power, support, and hardware costs with the Hyper-V solution.” Microsoft Country Head Kamal Ahmed said, “The launch of such a powerful product portfolio showcases Microsoft’s commitment to our customer’s top priority and seeks to enhance cost

savings, IT efficiency and business productivity. Companies in Pakistan can use these products to not only drive costs down but also drive down their risk

profile through better security and compliance, while maximising the productivity of the workforce they support.” With this project, Warid Telecom taken a leap forward in carbon emissions, honouring its part in keeping the planet greener thus takes another initiative for environment friendly green technology. Total Power Consumption is reduced by 180 per

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Sherif Seddik, GM-Microsoft North Africa, East Mediter- ranean and Pakistan, Kamal Ahmed, Country GM-Microsoft Pakistan and Zafar Ul-Islam, Technology Strategist speaking at the Press Conference for the Windows 7 Launch

cent with annual saving of 215,280 KW/Y from power and Total Air Conditioning Saving per Year:

160,030 KW/Y, also Carbon Emission Saving per Year: of 581730 Pound.

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C h i e f Ex e c u t i v e Of f i c e r ( C EO), Ra z i H e a l t h c a r e , D r Os m a n Ba s h ir Ta h ir a l o ng w i t h Sy ed Ta riq

Hussain, Jehangir Shah, Ayaz Dawood and Bilal Mustafa respective heads of EGIBL, Pak Oman

Investment Company Limited, BRR Guardian Modaraba and Bank of Khyber graced the ceremony

E m i r a t e s G l o b a l I s l a m i c B a n k L i m i t e d

( E G I B L ) , t h e l e a d a r r a n g e r , P a k O m a n

I n v e s t m e n t C o m p a n y L i m i t e d , B R R

Guardian Modaraba and Bank of Khyber

h a v e j o i n t l y a r r a n g e d S u k u k A l M u s h a r a k a o f

R s 6 6 0 m i l l i o n f o r A l R a z i H e a l t h c a r e P r i v a t e

L i m i t e d ( f o r m e r l y A l R a z i D i a g n o s t i c C e n t e r

(Pvt) Limited) a project of Dhabi Group.

T h e c o m m e m o r a t i v e s i g n i n g c e r e m o n y f o r

t h i s f a c i l i t y h e l d r e c e n t l y i n K a r a c h i . C h i e f E x e c u t i v e O f f i c e r ( C E O ) , R a z i H e a l t h c a r e , D r O s m a n B a s h i r T a h i r a l o n g w i t h S y e d T a r i q Hus sain, Jehangir Shah, Ayaz Dawood and Bilal M u s t a f a r e s p e c t i v e h e a d s o f E G I B L , P a k O m a n I n v e s t m e n t C o m p a n y L i m i t e d , B R R G u a r d i a n M o d a r a b a a n d B a n k o f K h y b e r g r a c e d t h e ceremony. Al Razi Healthcare Pvt Ltd will offer patient s

a c c e s s t o o n e o f t h e m o s t a d v a n c e d d i a g n o s t i c facilities in Pakistan. Its state-of-the-art radiology equi pment and laboratory, supported by a team o f q u a l i f i e d s p e c i a l i s t s w i l l e n s u r e p r o m p t , h i g h l y r e l i a b l e a n d a c c u r a t e r e s u l t s f o r a l l w i t h no compromi se on patient s ’ comfort and care. T h e f i n a n c i n g f a c i l i t y w i l l h e l p A l R a z i Healthcare to construct its world class Diagnostic and Health Rejuvenation facilities in Lahore. n

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Karachi: Syed Tariq Hussain, President, Emirates Global Islamic Bank Limited, gives documents to CEO, Al Razi Healthcare, Dr Osman Bashir Tahir in the ceremony.

Karachi: GM Finance, Wateen Telecom Aqib Zulfiqar attends the function of Al Razi Healthcare.

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Karachi: CEO Equity Global, Fahd Parvez Sheikh and other

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E vent Flare Report Free download | flare.com.pk Touch the music Digital music is the future.

Touch the music

Digital music is the future. In today’s world, the way we

listen to music and enjoy it has changed completely.

Nokia has been leading the music technology all the

way. We are partnering with the leading artists and

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  • M usic is the universal language that can touch anyone’s heart and soul, it transcends all cultures. People want to own the music and play it loud. Music

is the most wanted entertainment need of people all around the world because there’s a song for every moment in life. Capturing the magic of music and touch, Nokia recently held its Music Event at a local

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Models posing at Nokia event

touch phones business. Nokia understands that it has a responsibility to meet and exceed consumer expectations. With millions of music optimised mobile phones sold to date, Nokia knows that it needs to take special care when it comes to delivering new devices. For this reason, Nokia pays special attention to its consumers’ behaviour.

Nokia ‘Comes With Music’ is an exclusive service available in selected markets. It makes locally relevant songs available to people via their mobile phones making all you can eat music easily accessible. Nokia currently has 12 Nokia Music Stores globally and is striving hard to establish its Music Store in Pakistan in near future. To ensure that managing music is a streamlined and comfortable experience for music lovers, Ovi also makes easy music management possible for Nokia music optimized mobile phones. Nokia leads the music devices share in Pakistan. To continue innovation in its Music & Touch

Portfolio, Nokia will introduce Nokia X6, Nokia X3 and Nokia 5230 in Pakistani market during the start of the next year. Nokia’s consumer research indicates that 24 per cent of the market is willing to pay PKR8000 or more for touch devices. Based on these numbers, Nokia will bring touch devices at lower price points to allow maximum number of users to enjoy music. Speaking about Nokia’s leadership in music,

hotel in Karachi. The event exuded tons of lively colours and disco appeal. The two Nokia spokespersons for the evening were Imran Khalid Mahmood, Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan and Christophe Corsi, Head of LIVE Category, Nokia Middle East and Africa who talked
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about company’s strategy towards its music and

Christophe Corsi said, “Our technology will drive the music industry. Our consumers want everything in one device. Digital convergence is happening now and Nokia is at the forefront of it. In Pakistan specifically, youth enjoys music a lot. Nokia is in a strong position to lead music phone market. Mobile phone is the new platform for digital music. New technologies are driving the music industry. In the 80s, people enjoyed music on Vinyl Disks, then came Cassettes which were replaced by CDs in late 90s to bring more music. CDs were followed by Video/DVD as people wanted to view and listen to music at the same time. Today, music has gone digital. Nokia 5230 is an affordable touch device with rich features. Available in appealing design and vivid colour skins, Nokia 5230 is packed with crisp 3.2” widescreen. Nokia 5230 features a Media Bar with quick access to your favourite media and applications, such as music, photos, YouTube or Ovi Share. The innovative Contacts bar features thumbnail images for up to 20 close friends and provides easy access to them and their

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Cristophe Corsi, Head of Marketing – Live Category, Nokia Middle East and Africa

communications history including emails, phone

calls, photos or other social media updates. It

supports a continuous 33 hours of music playback

with your favourite 3.5mm music headphones.

With all S60 functionalities, Nokia 5230 gives access

to Ovi Store which is a single stop for games and

other fun applications. Continuing the music story

and expanding Nokia’s wide portfolio of touch and

music devices, Nokia X6 and X3 are two new fantastic devices to look forward to. Nokia X6 is the ultimate touch phone with capacitive touch, metallic accent and a sleek design. Combining 32GB of on-board memory with a slick 3.2” finger touch interface, Nokia X6 is a perfect choice for music lovers and social butterflies. Nokia X6 has a 16:9 widescreen optimized for photos, videos and browsing. With direct access to Ovi Store, Nokia X6 is a hive of activity that brings 20

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Imran Khalid Mahmood, Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan

friends and virtual communities, like Facebook, to your homescreen. Setting new industry standards with its Music & Touch Portfolio, Nokia aims to make music and touch available to the masses with the most enriched music experience at different price points.

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Samsung’s LED Television igniting the TV revolution

Normal televisions use a fluorescent lamp backlight

to produce an image. Samsung LE

  • D TVs create

images using white, light emitting diodes (LE

D). It is

D

the same technology found in laptop screens. LE

lights use much less energy and offer more precise

control of colour, contrast and clarity

W elcome to a whole new world, where Samsung LED technology brings you images you have never seen before. Brighter colours,

deeper blacks and sharper images - the ultra slim

Samsung LED is the next generation of television.

Why is LED technology revolutionary?

What is LED TV?

In the history of television there have been

many improvements. The first was black and

white TV. Then came colour, stylish designs and bigger screens. Now we have the next breakthrough. Introducing the revolutionary Samsung LED TV powered by LED technology.

What is LED?

Normal televisions use a fluorescent lamp backlight to produce an image. Samsung LED TVs create images using white, light emitting diodes (LED). It is the same technology found in laptop screens. LED lights use much less energy and offer more precise control of colour, contrast and clarity. Unlike incandescent bulbs (which generate light with filaments) and compact fluorescents (which create light from gases encased in airtight glass containers), LEDs feature semiconductors that turn electricity into either white or colour

Until recently, normal LED TVs placed LED lights at the back. The Samsung’s designers developed the world’s first white Global LED TV,

which positions the LEDs on the edge of the frame. This transformative technology has finally made exceptionally slim TVs a reality.

What are the features of Samsung’s LED TVs?

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Superior picture quality

When it comes to watching TV, the most important feature is how the images look on the screen. In this area, Samsung LED technology delivers unparalleled images for a truly immersive experience. Samsung LED technology offers precision

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control over brightness. It can intelligently adjust the brightness level of individual LED lights at any time. This broad colour contrast creates deeper, authentic blacks.

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Samsung LED technology means that each LED light has the ability to switch itself on and off independently. This enables the TV to display a wider range of natural colours and provide greater depth. Even with subtle colours. Samsung LED technology renders crisp, clear images in Full HD with 1920 x 1080p resolution. Artifact removal technology, combined with 100Hz scanning, eliminates motion blur in fast- moving scenes, such as sport.

Samsung LED technology means that each LED light has the ability to switch

itself on and off independ-

ently. This enables the TV to

display a wider range of

natural colours and provide

greater depth. Even with

subtle colours

Stylish design

Using the advanced Global LED technology, Samsung’s designers created TVs that are exceptionally thin and light. But the truly

revolutionary difference is how easily the TV can be mounted on a wall like a picture frame. This enables them to blend in seamlessly with your viewing environment. Inspired by the beauty of a water droplet, Samsung’s patented Crystal TV design carefully

crafts the frame to appear like a water droplet frozen in time. This gives it a reflective quality that is light, clear and unique enough to appear naturally formed. Crystal TV offers smooth lines, soft transparency and subtle colour gradients.

Eco-friendly

Samsung has a profound concern for environmental sustainability. The new LED Global technology significantly reduces environmental footprint and enables a dramatic reduction in power consumption and materials usage. LED TVs have earned a coveted Eco-label

mark from the European Union. By using more efficient light bulbs and improving the optical structure, Samsung LED TVs use 40 per cent less energy. Samsung has also used greener materials, reduced CO2 and VOC emissions, generated less waste by eliminating the need for spray paint and eliminated both lead and mercury.

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It is really interesting to observe that a domestic operator is selected for an international award. We are still unable to get why the authority has nominated the Ufone. It is shocking to see that the company claims unique advertisement ideas to itself. The cheap, repeating and mocking ideas smashed on the screen with terrible punch lines have nothing new and striking to offer

T here is good news for Ufone but bad news for customers and general public as Ufone is nominated in Telecoms World Awards Middle East. It is interested to

note Ufone is owned by a government organisation and worked only in Pakistan where the award is given in Middle East not in Pakistan. Following is the Press release issued by the management in the country to befool the subscribers and general public as well. The fact is that:

Ufone nominated for Best Brand of 2009 by Tele- coms World Awards Middle East

Islamabad – November 03, 2009: Ufone, Pak- istan’s pride in Telecom sector announces its nomi- nation for Telecoms World Awards Middle East as the Best Brand of the Year 2009. It is pertinent to mention here that Ufone is the only Pakistani Telecom com- pany to be amongst the finalists for these awards from nominations of over 30 operators from the Middle East. Ufone’s direct and humorous approach towards communication has not only won the hearts and minds of people of Pakistan but have redefined the brand and made it a household name for all Pakistanis. Ufone’s Brand story is a success to be marvelled at. Ufone’s interesting ads coupled with witty sentences and comic situations have tremendously helped to im- prove both the brand image and revenue. The message of “Saaf Awaz, Fauri Raabta, Behtreen Network aur Sastay Tareen Call Rates” is now strongly associated with Ufone.

Mr Asif Saeed Malik, Head of Marketing Communications said, “This is a moment to cel- ebrate for the Ufone family. We are thankful to the entire team for helping us propel our brand this far. We have and always will strive to bring a smile on all those who watch our commercials on a day to day basis and shall ensure that we give them something new to look forward to every time. Ufone, Tum Hee Toh Ho!” It is really interesting to observe that a do- mestic operator is selected for an international award. We are still unable to get why the au- thority has nominated the Ufone. It is shocking to see that the company claims unique adver- tisement ideas to itself. The cheap, repeating and mocking ideas smashed on the screen with terri- ble punch lines have nothing new and striking to offer. The network gets jam from time to time. There is no information of balance deduction and innocent customers are blindly charged for un- known services and service charges. Ufone offi- cials must provide its audience with some explanation or some criteria by the virtue of which it has been nominated.

Ufone’s network outage reported, countrywide

Ufone’s network remained down throughout the country for several hours. As per reports

Karachi, Lahore, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujrat, Faisalabad and several other cities, they were unable to make or receive any call.

Outage started with slight issues at 4 pm on November 3 while signals completely went down at 6 PM. During outage, no activity on Ufone including voice, SMS, GPRS was possible. Issues got resolved later in the evening at 10 pm when network was fully working. No comments or explanations came from Ufone to sympathise the users for a hault of 6 hours.

Ufone deducts more amount on sharing

  • I have been using Ufone from last few years.

Beside a very pathetic helpline, the issue I am going to post here is regarding Ushare (when one person sends amount from his account to another person on the same operator). When we put some balance in our account Ufone deducts tax from our balance. This is okay but I have noticed when I send amount to someone from my account, I see that Ufone deducts more amount from my account. This is completely unacceptable and seems very wrong. I wonder why Ufone is doing this and deducting about Rs2 for single sharing is

quite expensive service to avail.

Bad service

  • I am using the service of Ufone from last six

months. Ufone is pathetic. Drop of balance is no more a wonder for me. No delivery report are provided. Recently the service got jammed and I and my friends have no way to learn the status of data transfer among us. After complaining no so-

lutions appear to relieve the customer grievance.

No signal

  • I am one of thousands who are living in wall

city of Lahore. There are no signals in Lahore (wall city). Kindly do some thing so people like us who mistakenly bought a Ufone connection can remain connected.

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Ufone message delivery issue

As we know that we are facing Ufone mes- sage delivery problem for many months. I asked the Ufone help line and they replied, "Due to service up gradation, we are not continuing this service." But it has been a long time to disconnect this service. Please take a quick action on this service so the users can be facilitated.

Bad/Poor service

It is very difficult to get a straight connection.

  • I always have to dial any number two or three times before my call is connected. Moreover the

voice quality is very poor, it breaks often. Maybe

  • I have to jump off a plane to get a clear voice! If Ufone could spend a bit more on service quality than TV advertisements, the service would be no more a trouble. Ads are good but my idea of a mobile connection is to be able to make calls. If the situation continues I will change my connection to some other network and will take my friends and family with me.

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has contributed to

the development of

Pakistan through completion of projects in various regions ranging from the rugged mountains of Kohistan to tough terrains of Gwadar

Z TE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE was established in 1985 in China and is

renowned all over the world for its innovative and customised products and services. The company offers a range of solution for GSM/CDMA, Optical transport systems, data communication products and cellular handsets.

ZTE has a customer base which is spread over

140 countries with more than 500 operators.

The HQ of the company is in Shenzhen,

China and the company’s shares are traded at

China Stock Exchange. ZTE has strong R&D

capabilities across the organisation with more

than 15 R& D centres in China and overseas and

it is a member of 30 International

Standardisation Organisations such as ITU, 3

GPP, 3GPP2. Quality products are a hallmark of

all ZTE solutions and proof of this lies in the fact

that the company has been awarded quality

certifications like 1SO-9000, ISO 9001 and ISO

14001.

ZTE Pakistan was established in 1998 and

has achieved tremendous success in the local

telecommunication market. ZTE has 16 offices in Pakistan and its Head office for the country is located in Islamabad. The organisation has also setup software centre, factory, training centre and customer service centre in Pakistan. ZTE has the sole distinction of winning and executing the largest turnkey contract in the history of Pakistan (1998-2001, BT Project for PTCL). Since then, it has executed various other projects all of which have developed ZTE systems and processes. ZTE has a team of experts with excellent skills and wide international experience in the telecom industry

capable of managing all stages of project implementation. ZTE has contributed to the development of Pakistan through completion of projects in various regions ranging from the rugged mountains of Kohistan to tough terrains of Gwadar. During last 10 years of its operations in Pakistan, ZTE has generated more than 5000 job opportunities across the country. ZTE Pakistan has trained experienced engineers, technicians and managers who are working not only for ZTE, but also in other telecommunication companies of Pakistan as well as abroad. The company has the credit of project completion for PTCL, CMPAK, NTC, NLC, SCO, Telecard, Telenor, Mobilink, Wi- Tribe etc. ZTE Pakistan has the capacity to provide every thing related to telecommunication industry requirements under one umbrella and it strives to build a successful and lasting relationship with its customers and this is the

major factor in distinguishing ZTE from its competitors.

During last 10 years of its operations in Pakistan, ZTE has generated more than 5000 job opportunities across the country and trained experienced engineers, technicians and managers. It also has the credit of project completion for PTCL, CMPAK, NTC, NLC, SCO, Telecard, Telenor, Mobilink and Wi-Tribe

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P akistan is a land of wonders where multiple issues of almost all walks of life are omnipresent to place hurdles in the way to progress and prosperity. There is

no doubt that Pakistan is blessed with numerous valuable resources but the exploitation of these resources never moved in proper direction. The political leadership and the destabilising factors are always ready to craft one excuse or another. Facilities are introduced in a blindfolded manner. Public that is always ready to embrace user friendly and convenient luxury, just grab the token and start to avail there share. People are not to be blamed for the misuse of an opportunity, if the government has remained unable in defining ethics and limits of the usage.

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Chairman PTA, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shahzada Alam Malik addressing a press conference. (File Photo)

It is the prime responsibility of the government to make laws before hand and then to enforce the law thoroughly. Unfortunately, in Pakistan governments have always tried to hold one excuse or another. In case some severe scandal breaks and points out government for the mishap then another issue of equal importance is raised at some other place to balance the charges and of course to divert the attention of people. At the end of 2008, and in the beginning of 2009 the airs were sounding with high claims of blocking all illegal, unregistered and multi- issued SIMs (Subscribers Identity Module). The corruption sown by the ex-Chairman is all that we are reaping in these years. Our country is in a state of war. The destabilising agents are ready to do all that they are potent of to shake our infrastructure. And sadly all this is moving effectively due to the boom of telecom sector. The telecom sector once witnessed a growth rate of 170 per cent. The telecommunication sector that is responsible for taking initiative of issuing SIMs to all and sundry without keeping any record to grow on false grounds. The boom is no more. There is only depreciation. The growth was in negative digits for a number of months after tiresome time it finally started to see a glimpse of hope. Wait! there is another bolt from the blue. The telecom sector is once again shivering. The reason is very obvious. The Operation Rah e Rast and Reh-e-Nijaat are in progress and international influence is persuading the Pakistani government to take notice of active SIMs that are not traceable. The dilemma is the capturing of those suspects or/and the tracing of those SIMs that have not lead the investigation agencies to desired ends. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

(PTA) has taken initiative to indulged the people of Pakistan in the eruption of illegal, unregistered, fake or improperly registered SIMs. Nadra has no doubt facilitated the Authority in a brilliant way. Together they, PTA and Nadra, are on their way to make straight the mismanagements of Shahzada Alam, the Ex- Chairman of PTA. PTA has launched "SIM Information System- 668," which enable the mobile subscribers to know the total number of SIMs issued against their CNIC number, with each mobile operator. Secretary Information Technology and Telecom, Naguib Ullah Malik, chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the new system at the forum organised by the PTA, under the theme

 

The unauthorised SIM owners are being advised to register the SIM in their names within seven days of notification from concerned Customer Services Centres otherwise their calling facility will be stopped after thirteen days. The SIM will be completely blocked after 13 days of that notice. This

“Together for Consumer Rights.” On this occasion, Malik said the government is facilitating telecom industry so that it continues to grow. He affirmed that the government wanted development in the telecom sector,

service will help in further streamlining the data of mobile phone users

which was growing at fast pace during the last few years. About the system, he appreciated this initiative taken by PTA and said that it is crucial to safeguard our communication systems so that they do not fall into the wrong hands and for that purpose, this new system by PTA, will play an effective role.

towards its vision to protection the telecom consumers. He said that every mobile user can know number of SIMs issued against his CNIC with the mobile company name, by sending his CNIC number without dashes and spaces to 668 through SMS. Rs2 will be charged on each SMS, which is inclusive of all taxes. In case of unauthorised numbers against his CNIC

Addressing the consumer forum, Chairman PTA Dr Mohammed Yaseen, who presided over the forum, said the launching of this new service is yet another evidence of PTA's sincerity

number, a consumer can get the data corrected from the concerned mobile operator's Customer Services Centre. He elaborated that the system provides an

Awan asks

 

PTA to sue

troubling SMS senders

 

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan asked the Pakistan Telecommunication

 

The minister told the House that almost 80 million SIMs were issued by different mobile

Authority to sue against the cellular companies

phone companies without verification, but the

sending SMS for different purposes including advertisement, troubling the users. "I have directed the PTA to

sending SMS for different purposes including advertisement, troubling the users. "I have directed the PTA to stop the

new PTA chairman has taken bull by horn and linked the verification system with NADRA. The minister said, as many as 11.2 million SIMs have been blocked and it is for the first time that SIM Identification System has been introduced, stressing the Authority to ensure that every mobile phone company uses this

cell

phone

system to avoid any inconvenience. Among

companies sending

the SIMs blocked so far, 8.25 million SIMs were

SMS

for

those which were not verified and rest 2.92

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include multiple SIMs issued on single identity

Dr. Babar Awan

card.

make huge money; otherwise they should

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

be sued for invading the privacy," said the parliamentary affairs minister, also the minister-in-charge of Cabinet Secretariat while responding to a calling attention notice. The calling attention notice was moved by Chaudhry Birjees Tahir, Surriya Asghar, Muhammad Baligh-ur Rehman, Rana Abdul Sattar and Sahibzada Syed Murtaza Amin. He said the issuance of several mobile phone SIMs on single national identity card has different dimensions involving the subversion, law and order and can also be used for criminals and gangsters.

Babar Awan stressed PTA to sensitise the companies the situation as if a SIM is misused for criminal activity, only the person will be criminalised on whose ID card the SIM is registered. The minister told the House that a cabinet member has also complained that a cell phone company has issued 1100 connections on single ID card. Deputy Speaker, Faisal Karim Kundi also endorsed member's point of view and said the people have a lot of complaints against PTA, adding that even the mobile number of his staff officer was issued to anyone else despite regular payment of monthly charges.

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internet and SMS-based interface to end-users in order to retrieve the registered mobile SIMs information. He said that it is a robust, secure and efficient system to store a record size of approximately 100 million subscribers' data. The system ensures proper data integrity mechanism, while answering back to multiple queries at a specific time. Yaseen further said that the unauthorised SIM owners will be advised to register the SIM in their names within seven days of notification from concerned Customer Services Centres otherwise their calling facility will be stopped after thirteen days. The SIM will be completely blocked after 17 days of that notice. This service will help in further streamlining the data of mobile phone users.

The situation reflects negligence on behalf of cellular operators specially Ufone that has been found guilty of issuing maximum number of illegal SIMs. The process of blocking SIMs as well as registering SIMs on the user’s name is going on and further decrease in the total number of mobile phone users is expected

Chairman PTA said that in order to address the issue of unauthorised SIMs, PTA first revamped the system of sale and registration of SIMs and now, it has introduced this service. The PTA efforts, in this regard, are Mobile Number Portability (MNP), system to block stolen mobiles through IMEI number, establishment of Consumer Protection Department, seven to eight digit numbering plan for fixed line, new consumer friendly SIM activation system, and lowest telecom tariffs amidst competitive environment. He also said the authority revamped complaint-handling mechanism of mobile companies, PTCL and other telecom operators. Yaseen pointed that the statistics of telecom growth in Pakistan are evident of the satisfaction level of telecom consumers with the quality of telecom services. He said that the overall tele- density in the country has reached 61.80 per cent. There are currently 95.54 million mobile subscribers, and the cellular segment leads the share in total tele-density followed by fixed land line (FLL) with 3.5 million subscribers and wireless local loop (WLL) with 2.6 million total subscribers. President Pakistan Consumers Association, Kokab Iqbal and representatives of cellular, fixed line and broadband services gave presentations on the occasion. Member

  • 50 (Technical) PTA, Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar,

Chairman, PTA, Dr Mohammad Yaseen visiting customer service centers of mobile was limited number of CSCs
Chairman, PTA, Dr Mohammad Yaseen visiting customer service centers of mobile
was limited number of CSCs
and unavailability of CSCs in
some cities and towns
therefore a lot of rush is
expected. The service would
be expanded to more cities
and towns in the subsequent
phases, after devising
appropriate methods, in
consultation with mobile
companies. Since this facility
involves consumer identity
protection thus great care was
being taken in devising
methods of confirmation.
There are also users who
have found their SIM
operators to check newly-launched "SIM Information System 668" in Islamabad.
renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad,
representatives of Lahore Chamber of
Commerce and Cellular Mobile and Fixed Line
sectors, telecom consumer groups, academia
and the media community were also present on
the occasion.
It is interesting to know that PTA is trying to
make the 668 service free of cost. Besides Nadra
and PTA have given online addresses to confirm
how many number of SIMs are issued on an ID
card.
PTA has advised the mobile phone
subscribers to visit Customers Services Centre
(CSC) of concerned mobile operator and get
their SIM(s) data corrected. The PTA has also
requested the subscribers’ cooperation in
streamlining of the SIMs data.
The PTA had launched this service to
facilitate the mobile users and secure their data.
The authority had said that without the
cooperation of mobile subscribers the benefits of
this service could not be achieved at desired
levels. The PTA was aware of the fact that there
unregistered on the
companies' network despite
their submission of proper documents at the
franchise or retailers shop of particularly cellular
operators.
This revelation raised many questions
against the credibility of the networks that
spend millions of rupees on advertisement of
their different services but apparently failed to
collect the accurate data of their subscribers
SIM is impossible to hack
Regional Director Pakistan
Telecommunication Authority (PTA),
Wasiullah Gandapure has said that there is no
threat of mobile SIMs hacking by terrorists
through messaging as no such system exists to
take control of the cell phone connection of
other users through replying to messages.
Regional Director PTA said misuse of
mobile SIMs of other users is impossible unless
the SIM is extracted from the mobile set. He
was replying to press reports about warning
received by several mobile users not to
respond to messages directing them to press
some numbers and send to the sender of
message for checking the quality of service.
Such messages, press reports added, would
be sent in the name of GSM company from
Quality Control Department.
Wasiullah Gandapure said the security
system of all the cellular phone companies
operating in Pakistan is very safe and strong
and there exist no threat in this regard. He
however advised the mobile users to avoid
responding to such messages in their own
safety.
The 668 service, he added, has shown very
positive response and people are taking full
advantage of it as a result of which multiple
issuance of SIMs on single identity cards is
being stopped.
PTA, he added, is making a follow up of
SIM Information System service by sending its
officials to the Customer Service Centers of
different cellular companies.
A public awareness campaign would also
be launched to educate people about
utilisation of this service. Presently, he added,
people are confused and approach PTA for
cancellation of additional numbers of their
identity cards.
PTA has now made it compulsory for all
mobile users to have their SIMs registered in
their names, he informed.
Regional Director PTA also informed that
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and
FIA have jointly launched operation against
illegal Gateways being operating in Pakistan.
The PTA and FIA have also detected illegal use
of gateways in major cities of Pakistan and
arrested culprits besides seizing
the equipment causing heavy loss on national
exchequer.
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through their retail outlets in the face of stiff competition. However, operators have to carry out extra ordinary operations in order to rectify data of their subscribers amid unending competition

became resented to know about the extra connections on their CNIC numbers because they fear that their connections could be misused particularly in the prevailing uncertain and poor law and order situation in the country. Officials of

among them that could also be possible with the collaboration of their users. According to PTA, this is the last phase to correct the subscriber's information on the networks of the relevant cellular phone companies that could be tiresome and long but save the users from misuse of their Computerised National Identity Card (NIC) numbers. Previously, the telecom watchdog and cellular operator have launched a long drive to remove unregistered and unauthorised SIMs and blocked more than 11.15 million connections in 2008. Afterward the new SIM verification system was launched earlier this year in February, which is centralised and is claimed to be safe from any misuse of NIC and SIM. In April 2008, it has been told to media that cellular companies have blocked millions unregistered and unauthorized SIM cards of different Cellular-phone Companies issued, besides thousands have been verified and registered. Out of these 11.15 million blocked SIMs, a victim was one of my friends who had been using

among them that could also be possible with the collaboration of their users. According to PTA,

his SIM for almost three years. He believed that SIM was registered in his name, and there was no good reason for blocking it. Anyhow, he can get a new SIM, not a big deal, but when he called his bank to activate his credit card for shopping online, (you may know that normally credit cards are not allowed to be used online, banks activate this service on request) they asked him to call from the number that was associated with credit card, or they will not activate him the service.

various cellular phone companies told that the customers although not coming in big numbers at their outlets after they came to know about their extra connections, adding the numbers are increasing day by day. Customers may also suffer possible rush at the outlets of various cellular phone companies if the new drive is advertised through media despite majority of them also know that 'use of SIM

The customers across the

country became resented

to know about the extra connections on their NIC

numbers because they fear that their connections could be misused particularly in the prevailing uncertain and law and order situation in the country.

Officials of various cellular

phone companies told that

the customers although not in big numbers are coming at their outlets after they came to know about

their extra connections, increasing

adding the numbers are day by day

It is interesting to note that Ufone was at the top in issuing illegal sims to show extra ordinary growth. So, Ufone was on top in blocked sims as well. If a person has five extra connections of five different mobile phone companies, then he has to visit the franchises of all the mobile phone companies in order to remove all the non-obtained number against their NIC number. A customer has to fill the form along and submit a form and NIC photo copy along with the original form that definitely sounds tiring, time and a bit money consuming as well. Although, the limited number of customers have done information inquiry on the given number but the number of complaints are significant. The customers across the country

without proper documents or registration on the user's name is crime'. Cell phone users from across the country expressed resentment over cellular companies for issuing mobile SIM cards to people who produced documents of someone else's for getting connections. A host of people hailing from different areas of the country told ‘Flare’ that a number of SIM cards were being issued under their ID card numbers by cellular companies to other people without informing them. Cellular companies are just out to make money, and issuing SIMs without verifying the identity of a person, who produces fake documents for getting connections, they said. Safdar Abbas, from Dera Ismail Khan, said,

he had just come to know that there were up to eight SIMs being operated under his identity card, and he didn't have any idea about this. "I am struggling to get these SIMs blocked, but the cellular companies are difficult to approach and

they don't pay heed." He said he was informed today that he had seven SIMs of two cellular companies under his ID card. "I don't know as to who has issued these SIMs, and how," he maintained. It's criminal negligence on part of cellular companies, which don't have any idea how troublesome it would be for a person if a SIM issued under his name is being used inadvertently. Issuing mobile SIMs without proper verifications is sheer violation of the laws of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), however, cellular companies seem least bothered to abide by set rules and regulations. A hoard of `Authorised Dealers' is up in the markets to entice the people to get mobile connections with no check at all. "I once lost a copy of my ID card at photocopier shop that also happened to be an `Authorised Dealer' of a cellular company, and later I learnt that so many connection have been issued under my name," Salim Javed, another victim told.

He guessed the particular dealer must have issued SIM cards to other people, who didn't

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want to get connection on their ID cards for obvious reasons. It's been observed that SIM card(s) could easily be obtained even if one doesn't have ID cards, simply on assurance that it could be provided any time later. And, if that `assurance' doesn't materialise, the dealer register that particular SIMs against the ID cards they have, no matter the owner knows it or not, like it or not, allows it or not. People have appealed the PTA to intervene in this grim situation that could confront them with very serious consequences. They have also requested the authority to direct cellular companies to initiate verification of all such SIMs whose owners refuse to own them. The situation reflects negligence on behalf of cellular operators specially Ufone that has been found guilty of issuing maximum number of illegal SIMs. The process of blocking SIMs as well as registering SIMs on the user’s name is going on and further decrease in the total number of mobile phone users is expected. Yasin is burning the mid night oil but is it really possible to amend the loss of years in few months? If not impossible then at least very difficult. Time will be required to deal with the issue and efforts are appraisable. Let us see where will the statistics lead us on the way of blocking and authorising the SIMs.

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Yes people, say hello to Sony Ericsson’s first ever Android phone – the XPERIA X10. Not named X3 after all and thankfully not Rachael, the X10 is exactly what we have all been hoping for. And since this is Sony, you can expect stellar aesthetics and build quality. The amount of speculation and expectation that this phone had behind it, I was almost apprehensive about the entire thing. It might’ve been a huge let down. But thankfully, the leaks have been pretty accurate and now we are looking at a stunner of a phone. When I refreshed the page today, I knew the X10 was here because it started redirecting me to a complicated URL that looked like a product page. Sure enough, I saw the X10’s name pop up on the title bar moments before the page became vis- ible. The photos that we have been showing you so far have been absolutely accu- rate, down to the last details. It looks like Sony has been sitting on the finalized ver- sion for quite some time now. Features include a capacitive touchscreen, the impressive Mediascape media browser that reminds us of the Zune HD’s UI and face recognition in photos inte- grated with your contacts. It has an 8.1-megapixel camera with auto focus, face recognition, flash, smile-detection and video recording with video light. Most of the Sony Ericsson phones that I have seen and reviewed have had above average image quality when came to the camera. So, I would bet on this one being a pretty good camera as well.

Nokia 2220

Word is the Nokia 2220 Slide will be a cheap mobile phone when announced and is based on S40 and presumed to become available to purchase later this year with a price tag of around the $100 area. Spec wise, as expected with a low end device there isn’t a great deal, 128 x 160 display, FM radio, Opera Mini, basic VGA camera, 10MB internal memory, 3.5mm jack and a claimed eight hours of talk time with up to 400 hours standby. The phone will have dual- band GSM radio. The new model of Nokia has a display with 128 x 160 pixels, a VGA camera later, 10 MB of internal memory, standard 3.5 mm jack

for headphones and an integrated FM radio. The new phone model provides a range of 8 hours talk time or 440 hours in standby mode. The device also has also an FM radio and a VGA camera (0.3 megapixel). In addition, expanded memory and not be limited to 10MB. The device will run on Series 40, the operating system still the most basic phones from Nokia running. You can purchase Nokia 2220 Slide in the fourth quarter of

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Trend T-786i Dual Sim GSM

Trend mobiles were the first in introducing the dual SIM mechanism that allowed a person to hold two different SIMs in one mobile phone. It has now come up with the simplest and yet the most loaded of the mobile phones. It is called the, Trend Perfect Dual Sim, T-786i is available in Bar shape with keypad and touch screen facility. The features of T786i are startling, Its basic edge is that a user can retain different network operators, SIMs in one cell phone and can receive calls in both. It is a complete multi- media cell phone with 2 mega pixel camera, which has an audio and video recorders and players as well. The USB data cable allows the user a unique facility of ‘Plug N Play’. Attach the cable with your computer and view what you have recorded. There is no need of any software or driver installation unlike other cell phones. Trend T-786i having Bluetooth connectivity, GPRS and MMS. Trend mobiles offers and unmatched Deluxe Package along with the set which includes a free-of-cost Bluetooth Device, 256 MB memory card, hands free, USB port, Desktop charger, 2 extra batteries and In-Car charger and a Trendy pouch to carry your cell phone in style. The Trend T-786i is a fashion conscious handset, which has a good and attractive size of LCD and gives solid and quality feel when in use. Mobile phone holds another edge to other cell phones in the market. It has the style, it has the attractive look and it has all that you require in cell phone to begin with.

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The I7500 Galaxy is a "Google experience" phone, and has the intrinsic advan- tage of having the search giant's infrastructure behind its back. For one, YouTube and Picasa integration sure add value to the 5-megapixel camera. And as to people who spend their time digging around the Internet for oft hard to find information, we really appreciate the improved search widget. And that thingy is about to get better - Android is a bit like Google's other projects, a perpetual work in progress that keeps getting new features and polishes the occasional rough edges. The I7500 Galaxy is the company's first take on Android but if we put the OS aside, it should be a solid Samsung touchscreen with all the gadgetry we've got used to in smartphones. Of course, the Android platform still has a few issues to address and get some annoying limitations out of the way. The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite has now been given a new name, the Spica. This Android phone is Samsung’s answer to an entry-level version of its i7500, there have been a few of these handset spotted in the world, but these were non-functioning models. Slash Gear managed to find the Spica in all its glory over at Italian website Cellularmania, where they had a fully working Samsung i5700, allowing you to see that beautiful the 3-inch AMOLED touchscreen handset in action. The website does not give much away; they offer a few spec details and a huge amount of new photos of an actual working Samsung i5700 Spica Google Android handset. The new device comes with all the usual suspects, Bluetooth, HSPDA and Wi-Fi, sadly the camera has gone on a diet and gone from a 5-megapixel to a 3.2- megapixel. Other features include a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A processor, GPS and FM radio. Expect to see this latest Android handset in stores early in 2010.

Nokia 2690

The Nokia 2690 comes with S40 UI, VGA camera, built-in stereo FM radio with RDS and a 3.5mm standard audio jack. Local con- nectivity options include Bluetooth and microUSB. The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support make Nokia 2690 capable of global roaming and the built-in microSD card slot allows expanding the internal memory to 8GB. The handset comes with a 1.8" 262K-colors TF T LCD display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pix- els.

Nokia 2690 will be available in Graphite, White silver, Hot pink and Blue color version starting from Q1 of 2010. Its estimated retail price is 54 euro before taxes or subsidies. Use the MMC expansion slot* to add memory to your phone so you can take your favourite music and photos with you when you're on the move. Play your own music on the music player. Keep yourself informed and entertained with the built-in FM radio. Plug your favourite headphones in to the standard 3.5 mm audio connector. Stay in touch with friends and family through social networking and email. GPRS internet access connects you to a world of knowl- edge so you can follow the news and search for useful information. Create a new account or access your existing email. Popular email services can be set up in a few easy steps. Share photos spontaneously with friends and family through MMS messaging.

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BlackBerry Storm2 9520

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Perfect Purple Entertainment Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, FM radio, FM R e c o r d i n g , M P 3 p l a y e r, G a m e s Camera 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels, Video, Other Features, Built-in hands- free, Advanced calculator, Ring Tones Polyphonic

Entertainment FM Radio/Recorder,

MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA player, Video player, Games Camera VGA , 640x480 pixels, video Other Features Dedicated music key, Built-in hands-

free, Voice memo

Ring Tones

Po l y p h o n i c ( 6 4 c h a n n e l s ) , M P 3 Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS

Rs

6,100

LG KG290

Rs

6,200

Samsung C3010S

Dimension:

9 2 x 4 6 x 1 7 . 7

m m

Dimension:

10.5 x 45.8 x 12.1 mm

Weight 90 g

Weight 85.5 g

Battery:

Talk time Up to 2 h,

Battery:

Talk time up to 8 h,

Stand-by Up to 200 h

 

Stand-by up to 340h

Memory:

5 MB shared memo-

Memory:

2 0 M B B u i l t- i n +

r y + E x t e n d a b l e m i c r o S D c a r d (TransFlash)

microSD Card (supports up to 8GB) Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0, USB,

Connectivity: B l u e t o o t h ,

U S B ,

G PRS C l a s s 1 0 ( 4 8 k b p s ), E DG E

GPRS Class 10 (48 kbps)

Display

Class 10 (236.8 kbps)

Display Size

Size 128 x 160 pixels, 1.77 inches

128 x 160 pixels, 2.0 inches Display

Display Colour TF T, 256K colors

Colour TF T, 65K colors

WA P

Features:

B r o w s e r

WA P

Features: B r o w s e r

2.0/xHTML

Colors Black, Gray

2.0/xHTML (Openwave 6.2.3) Colors

E n t e r t a i n m e n t

F M

r a d i o ,

Black Entertainment FM radio with

MP3/WMA/AAC++ player Camera 1 . 3 M P, 1 2 8 0 x 9 6 0 p i x e l s , v i d e o

RDS, FM recording, Bluetooth mes- senger, MP3/MPEG4 player, Games

Other Features World time, Voice memo, Built-in handsfree Ring Tones Po l y p h o n i c ( 4 0 c h a n n e l s ) , M P 3 Messaging SMS, MMS

(built-in + downloadable) Camera VGA , 640x480 pixels, Panaroma Shot, Video (QCIF 15fps), 2x Digital Zoom Other Features Speakerphone, Voice m e m o , M o b i l e Tr a c k e r, O r g a n i z e r Ring Tones Downloadable Polyphonic

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Rs

12,000

Nokia 7500 Prism

Rs.

11,400

Sony Ericsson W580i

Dimension:

Dimension:

109 x 44 x 14 mm, Weight

83 g

99 x 47 x 14 mm Weight 94 g

Battery:

Battery:

Talk time Up to 2 h 50 min, Stand-by Up to 240 h

Talk time Up to 9 h, Stand-by Up to 370 h

Memory:

Memory:

3 0 M B i n t e r n a l u s e r m e m o r y +

12 MB shared memory + Extendable

E x t e n d a b l e

( m i c r o

S

D

Tr a n

s F l a s h )

(Memory Stick Micro M2), 512 MB

Connectivity:

card included

Bluetooth, USB, GPRS Class 10 (48

Connectivity:

kbps), HSC SD, EDGE Class 10 (236.8 kbps) Display Size 240x320 pixels, 2

Bluetooth v2.0, Infrared, USB, GPRS Class 10 (48 kbps), HSCD, EDGE

inches

Display Colour TF T, 16M col-

Class 10, (236.8 kbps) Display Size

ors

240 x 320 pixels, 2 inches Display

Features:

Colour TF T, 256K colors

B r o w s e r

WA P

2 . 0 / x H T M L

Features:

Entertainment MP3/AAC/eAAC+/WMA player, FM radio, UPnP technology, G a m e s ( b u i l t i n + d o w n l o a d a b l e ) Camera 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video (QCIF), flash Ring Tones Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3 Messaging SMS, MMS, Email

Browser WAP 2.0/HTML(NetFront), RS S feeds Entertainment FM radio with RDS, Walkman 2.0 music player, TrackID music recognition, Games (Builtin + downloadable), Pedometer, calories counter Camera 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video(QCIF) Ring Tones Polyphonic (72 channels), MP3, AAC Messaging SMS

Rs

11,900

Samsung C3212

Rs

11,300

Motorola KR AZR K1

Dimension:

Dimension:

111.6 x 47 x 14.2 mm Weight 92 g

103 x 42 x 16 mm Weight 102 g

Battery:

Battery:

Talk time Up to 10 h, Stand-by Up to

Talk time: up to 6h, Stand-by Time:

322 h

up to 300h

Memory:

Memory:

15 MB built-in + microSD Card (sup-

2 0 M B i n t e r n a l m e m o r y, +

ports up to 8 GB)

m i c r o S D

( Tr a n s F l a s h )

Connectivity:

Connectivity:

B l u e t o o t h v 2 . 1 w i t h A 2 D P, U S B ,

Bluetooth, USB, GPRS Class 10

Display Size 176 x 220 pixels, 30 x

GPRS Class 10 (48 kbps), HSC SD, EDGE Class 10 (236.8 kbps on SIM 1, download only)

Features:

( 4 8 k b p s ) , E D G E C l a s s 1 2 .

37 mm, (2nd external 96 x 80 pix- els)

Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML

Colors

Features:

Black

Entertainment Stereo FM

B r o w s e r

WA P

2 . 0 / x H T M L

r a d i o w i t h R D S , F M r e c o r d i n g ,

E n t e r t a i n m e n t

M P 3 / A A C / A A C +

M P 3 / A A C + / M P 4 p l a y e r, G a m e s

player, Games (Builtin + down-

Camera

VGA , 640 x 480 pixels,

l o a d a b l e ) .

C a m e r a

2 M P,

Video, 4x Digital Zoom,

Other

1 6 0 0 x 1 2 0 0

p i x e l s ,

v i d e o ( C I F )

Features Dual SIM, Speakerphone,

R i n g To n e s

Po l y p h o n i c , M P 3

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Messaging SMS, EMS

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Rs

Rs

16,100

17,400

Samsung F400

Nokia E51

Dimension:

Dimension:

103.2x48.2x16.9 mm, Weight 105 g

114.8 x 46 x 12 mm, Weight 100 g

Battery:

Battery:

Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min, Stand-by Up to 620 h

Talk time up to 4h 20 min, Stand-by up to 310 h

Memory:

Memory:

24 MB Built-in + microSD Memory

130 MB internal user data memory +

Card (1 GB card included, supports up

E x t e n d a b l e m i c r o S D ( Tr a n s F l a s h ) ,

to 8 GB)

hotswap - up to 4 GB Processor

369

Connectivity:

MHz ARM 11

Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, USB, GPRS

Connectivity:

C l a s s 1 0 ( 4 8 k b p s ) , E D G E ( 2 3 6 . 8

Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, Infrared (115

k b p s ) , 3 G ( H S D PA 3 . 6 M b p s ) , kbps), USB, GPRS Class 32, HSC SD,

Display Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inch- es (Dual slide design)

Features:

Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML Colors Silver Entertainment MP3/AAC/eACC/WMA player, Music recognition, FM radio with RDS , Standard 3.5 mm stereo headphones jack, Games Camera 3

EDGE Class 32, 3G (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps), WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11g, VoIP over WLAN)

Features:

B r o w s e r WA P 2 . 0 / x H T M L , H T M L

Colors Black, Silver

Entertainment

M P 3 / A A C / v i d e o p l a y e r, F M V i s u a l Radio, Voice command, Push to talk, Games (Downloadable), Camera 2 MP,

MP, 2048x1536 pixels, video, autofo- 1600x1200 pixels, video, Ring Tones

cus, flash, Other Features Picture edit- ing, Built-in handsfree

Polyphonic, MP3, MPEG-4,

Rs

17,900

Rs

17,200

Nokia 6220 Classic

Dimension:

1 0 8 x 4 7 x 1 5 m m , We i g h t

9 0 g

Battery:

Talk time Up to 3 h 30 min, Stand-

by Up to 250 h

Memory:

120 MB user memory + microSD

card (TransFlash, up to 8GB), 128 MB SDRAM memory

Connectivity:

Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, USB,

G P R S C l a s s 1 1 , H S C S D 4 3 . 2 kbps, EDGE Class 32 (296 / 177.6 k b i t s ) , 3 G ( H S D PA , 3 . 6 M b p s ) Display Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches

Features:

Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML , HTML Entertainment FM stereo radio with RDS, MP3/AAC/MPEG4 play- er, TV-out, Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, aut- ofocus, video, Xenon flash; sec-

o n d a r y v i d e o c a l l c a m e r a , R i n g

To n e s

Po l y p h o n i c , M P 3 , A A C

Messaging SMS, MMS

Samsung S5230W Star W iF i 0

Dimension:

 

104x53x11.9 mm, Weight

92 g

Battery:

 

Talk time up to 13 h, Stand-by up to

600 h

Memory:

 

5 0

M

B

B u i l t- i n

+

m i c r o S D

t o

C a r d ( S u p p o r t s

u p

1 6 G B )

Connectivity:

 

WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g), Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB, GPRS Class 1 2 ( 4 8 k b p s ) , E D G E C l a s s 1 2 Display Size 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches

Features:

B r o w s e r WA P 2 . 0 / x H T M L , H T M L

(Jasmine)

Colors Black, Silver,

White, Pink Entertainment Stereo FM radio with RDS, MP3/WMA/AAC player, Shazam Find Music service, H.263/H.264/MPEG4 player, DNSe ( D i g i t a l N a t u r a l S o u n d E n g i n e ) Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Smile detection,

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Rs

27,000

Nokia E52

Rs

27,000

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Dimension:

Dimension:

1 1 6 x 4 9 x 9 . 9 m m , We i g h t

9 8 g

1 0 7 x 5 0 x 1 4 m m , We i g h t

9 1 g

Battery:

Battery Talk time Up to 4 h, Stand-

Talk time up to 8h, Stand-by Up to 672

by Up to 360 h

h, Music play Up to 18 h

Memory:

Memory:

60 MB Built-in + 1GB microSD Card

64 MB flash memory + Extendable

included, ProcessorARM 11 600 MHz

microSD

Connectivity:

Connectivity:

Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, USB, WLAN

B l u e t o o t h v 2 . 0 , U S B , G P R S ,

(Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP), GPRS Class

H S C S D, E D G E , W L A N ( W i - F i

3 2 , H S C S D, E D G E C l a s s 3 2 , 3 G

802.11b/g)

Display Size 240 x

(HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps)

260 pixels

Display Colour 65K

Display Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4

colors Browser HTML

Colors

inches

B l u e ,

S u n s e t

Features:

Ti t a n i u m , E n t e r t a i n m e n t

M e d i a p l a y e r

B r o w s e r WA P 2 . 0 / x H T M L , H T M L

(Videos/Music), Games (builtin +