Tribune Take: Shy of 3G?

For smart-phone users, faster internet may mean ditching the traditional SMS or phone calls. Watch now.


Mahawish Rezvi November 16, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the growing possibility of 3G technology entering Pakistan. 

Aleem Bawany, manager online strategy & development, Express News, breaks down for us the impact 3G technology will have on the telecom industry.

Bawany believes since smart phones aren't a major player in Pakistan mobile phone markets, faster data streaming will not threaten the current telecom system to a great extent. However, for smart-phone users, faster internet may mean ditching the traditional SMS or phone calls for applications such as WhatsApp and Skype, threatening traditional revenue models for mobile phone companies.

Watch today’s episode here, or click the video.

Read Aleem Bawany’s articles here.

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The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

COMMENTS (8)

Ali J | 10 years ago | Reply Skype is available for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th as well..
Syed | 10 years ago | Reply

@uk: No, Skype is not supported on BlackBerry - here is the article that you can refer to, you can see this article was published some 6 month back: http://n4bb.com/skype-doesnt-want-to-support-blackberry-devices

@Aleem, thank you for taking time for the reply, I would love to see 3G in Pakistan, plus you need to have 3G compatible phones as well. Tethering will be expensive (I have not configured my Playbook and BlackBerry for tethering instead I use my home wifi for connection and for my BlackBerry that I carry:) Users can also use BlackBerry Bridge with Playbook if they want in order to utilize one plan. but yes for blackberry it switches back to my carrier network as soon as I am out of range from my home network. Pakistan has a potential for enormous growth in telecommunication be it consumer or enterprise.

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