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  • Telecom revenues dip as voice traffic falls, data rises

    KARACHI: As the lockdowns begin to bite into people’s incomes, both of the country’s largest telecom service providers – Jazz and Telenor – report sharply changing consumer usage patterns, with a reduction in voice traffic leading the way...

    “We are seeing a 10 per cent reduction in voice traffic” says Aamir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Jazz, adding that at the same time there is a 15pc increase in internet traffic...

  • Verdict for Samsung heir weighs on telecom giant

    The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial on Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade...

    Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of Samsung group chairman Lee Kun-Hee, has been groomed all his life to take over the giant conglomerate founded by his grandfather in 1938
  • Telecom policy goals explained

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that telecommunication infrastructure of Pakistan provides supportive environment for sustainable growth...

  • Extra taxes to hurt telecom sector

    LAHORE: Telecom operators on Thursday urged the government to withdraw its decision to impose extra taxes on the telecom sector in the forthcoming budget...

    “Taxation on telecom sector in Pakistan is already one of the highest in the world...

  • FBR admits inability to collect telecom data

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance expressed its dismay over the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for being unable to collect withholding tax (WHT) properly from telecom companies...

    On Wednesday, the FBR representatives informed the committee that software and data collection of telecom sector was too complicated for tax officials to understand...

  • Blazing Mukhtar steers Advance Telecom to KG final

    KARACHI: Ex-international Mukhtar Ahmed produced a stunning display of power-hitting as Advance Telecom tamed high-flying Dollar East to make the final of the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival here on Thursday...

    Chasing a challenging target in the first semi-final at the KG Ground, Advance Telecom won by six wickets with two overs to spare after opener Mukhtar had plundered 84 off just 40 balls...

  • Telecom sector seeks reduction in withholding tax

    ISLAMABAD: At a time when the government is giving final touches to proposals for the upcoming budget, the telecom sector is seeking reduction in withholding and sales tax rates in a bid to provide relief to subscribers...

    Withholding tax on telecom at 14pc is one of the highest as most sectors are paying in the range of 1-5pc...

  • Telecom sector’s apathy for 4G bids

    The Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority hopes to reap huge gains when it offers the 1,800MHz range 4G spectrum for auction next week, but no excitement is visible in the market for the bid...

    It is the unpredictability of tax policies for the telecom business that makes them hesitant...

  • Advance Telecom clinch Karachi Gymkhana title

    KARACHI: Advance Telecom lifted the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival cricket crown when they dethroned Tapal CC by 31 runs in the final played at the Karachi Gymkhana Ground here on Saturday...

    Batting first after skipper Jamal Anwar won the toss, Advance Telecom collected 144-7 in the stipulated 20 overs with opener Sahibzada Farhan scoring 45...

  • Telecom spectrum sale yields $324.5m

    Earlier, Pakistan Telecomm­unication Authority (PTA) called for bids from operators as part of the spectrum auction for next generation mobile services (NGMS) through national and international media...

    PTA said it completed the procedure in an open and transparent manner and in line with the policy directive of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, information memorandum for auction and rules of the Public Procurement...

  • Farhan stars as Advance Telecom win

    KARACHI: Advance Telecom rode on another breezy half-century from Sahibzada Farhan to whip Karachi Port Trust (KPT) by 72 runs in their 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival fixture here on Saturday...

    Put in to bat in the last preliminary-round fixture at the Karachi Gymkhana Ground, Advance Telecom posted 168-9 in their 20 overs...

  • Delay in security clearance hampers telecom services in Fata

    ISLAMABAD: Plans to link hundreds of villages in the tribal areas and Balochistan with the rest of the country and the world through digital communications are hampered by a lack of security clearance from agencies, depriving nearly a million people of the telecom services...

    “The concerned agencies have not given clearance to the federal departments to establish telecom networks in Fata for the last two years,” said Senator Afridi......

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