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Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Short term benefits of internet exchange point may not be significant but observers believe it will aid a burgeoning IT-based e-commerce sector The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology have recently inaugurated the first internet exchange point (IXP) in …Continue reading

Orient Smart Devices Comes out on Top at Pakistan Mobile App Awards

Smart Devices from BlueEast Pvt. Ltd., the technology wing of Orient Electronics, has won first place and Rs. 300,000 in cash money in the Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 for their home automation product which also serves as a disability application for …Continue reading

The Power of Connectivity

Building smart cities in Pakistan: a way forward. The smart city movement seems to be sweeping Pakistan. There is an ongoing debate about it in both government and private sector circles. The Government of Pakistan believes that to keep pace with a fast-changing and developing …Continue reading

Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This …Continue reading

Cross-pollination: PTA shares Best Practices with International Regulators

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) hosted the Sixth Regional Regulators’ Roundtable from 18-19 July 2016 and a special 3-day International Training Program (ITP) jointly organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and PTA from 20-22 July 2016 in Islamabad. Delegations from 23 countries …Continue reading

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