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Internship Report on Ufone

Internship Report on Ufone

By: AYESHA HASAN
BAHRIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & COMPUTER
SCIENCES

The overall consensus of industry analysts is that
Pakistan is one of the countries with a huge
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untapped potential for telecom growth and an attractive investment environment. Recently Business Monitor International (BMI) ranked
Pakistan as a key destination for telecom growth. The BMI rankings take into account a number of factors including industry situation, growth potential, competitive landscape and economy and political risks etc.
The Pakistan market reached the 90 million subscriber mark in
September 2008, almost double from 2006 numbers. The growth slowed after that and at the end of November 2008 the total mobile subscriber number was 90.5 million.
Pakistan needs to increase telecom research and development work within the country. China and India are in the process of becoming world major R&D centers for technology and telecommunication. Two top Chinese telecom equipment firms have announced their plans to collaborate with Pakistan: Huawei is working with UET Lahore and ZTE will setup R&D center in Islamabad. The goal of the policy makers should be to increase the rate of transfer of technology from abroad, broaden the pool of local skilled workforce and accelerate the local production of telecom equipment and handset parts etc.
PTCL was established to operate cellular telephony. The company commenced its operations, under the brand name of Ufone, from
Islamabad on January 29, 2001. Ufone continued on the path to success. The Company further expanded its coverage and has added new cities and highways. Ufone has network coverage in more than
5442 locations and across all major highways of the country. Ufone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Co.…...

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