SIM-Nation: Pakistan at 100,000,000

Posted on October 13, 2010
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Babar Bhatti Pakistan has now has 100 million mobile phone subscribers. In a period of a decade Pakistan has gone from a country with minimal telecom infrastructure to a success story when it comes to telecom deregulation, attraction of foreign investment, contribution to economy and growth in subscriber base. Consumers enjoy far more choices than [...]

Controversy at ICT Research and Development

Posted on July 16, 2010
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Babar Bhatti After much buzz in the press about conflicts between the IT Minister and certain members of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) R&D fund, government fired 6 directors of ICT R&D Fund directors last week. Allegedly these directors had mismanaged the funds. The controversy has shaken Pakistan’s academia and ICT industry. The ICT R&D [...]

Mira Bagwal: Pakistan’s First E-Village

Posted on May 12, 2010
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Babar Bhatti The concept of E-village has been discussed in email groups for a while. Recently, Pakistan’s first actual E-Village was launched, courtesy of various organizations and hard work by a few key passionate people. I guess this makes Mira Bagwal, a village located some 30 km from Islamabad, Pakistan’s first E-village. In practice, this [...]

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