Publications

ICT Application (apps) based Private Taxi Services

  Introduction At present the private taxi services that are available to Pakistani citizens are of five different varieties – black taxis with yellow tops, yellow cabs, radio-cabs Limofied, those belonging to ‘rent-a-car’ companies, and two types of the so-called ‘private taxis’ services. The operational model of these private taxis is based on real time …

Why is Telecom Infrastructure Sharing not succeeding in Pakistan?

An issue which ICT Forum Pakistan is studying together with all stakeholders including PTA- as evidence shows that it benefits the industry and the country. Telecom towers are absolutely essential for modern telecommunications, but too many towers drain the resources of telecom operators and escalate the cost of doing business for them. They also clog the …

Concept Note for the ICT Forum Pakistan session in ITCN Karachi to be Held in September 2015

Those of us who have anything to do with ICT, know it very well that ICTs positively impact every aspect of human life. Whether it is education, healthcare, governance, commerce, entertainment … the list goes on. We have also known all along that ICTs cannot play their role unless broadband internet is available which makes …

3G 4G Auction- dispassionate view

The experts of ICT FORUM PAKISTAN have attempted a dispassionate analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the Spectrum Auction conducted on 23rd April 2014. The experts have also briefly analyzed some of the criticism. The result is presented below. Please click here to read more.

An Analytic view of the ongoing 3G-4G Auction process

The analysts of ICT FORUM PAKISTAN, who are already overviewing the above auction process, have also gone through various new stories that started appearing after 14th April, the day 3/4 G Auction bids were submitted. These stories were attributed to some unknown sources in the Government. The Forum noted this as frustrating, and a distraction …

ICT Forum Pakistan Suggestions for PTA’s IM

On behalf of ICT Forum Pakistan, a newly established Forum (a think-tank on matters related to ICTs), we are pleased to offer our comments and suggestions to the Information Memorandum placed on PTA’s website, for the Next Generation Mobile Services Spectrum Award. Our comments are based on benchmarking and analysis carried out by individuals who …