Qualcomm launches 5G-enabled Snapdragon 855 processor for smartphones

The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is a so-called modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks with mobile data speeds of up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks

IT minister tells Senate committee headway expected in recovery of $800m from Etisalat

While answering queries from Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen regarding the sale of PTCL properties, Mr Siddiqui said PTCL had been barred from selling its properties

CJP suggests reinstatement of tax on prepaid mobile phone cards

In June, the apex court had directed cellular companies and the tax regular from collecting various taxes from customers in event of credit top-ups in prepaid phones

PTA to deactivate all smuggled phones by Jan 2019

The Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar has announced that mobile phones sold after 1st December 2018 that are not customs duty paid (i.e....

U.S. asks allies to shun Huawei equipment, WSJ reports; sector stocks fall

The move would further pile pressure on the world’s biggest telecom gear maker, which is under scrutiny from Western intelligence agencies for its perceived ties to China’s government and the possibility its equipment could be used for espionage

FBR seeks cabinet approval to tax illegal mobile phones

As per the envisaged plan, the FBR has determined a plan to levy a tax on all those smuggled phones which are presently inactive and are stocked in shops as unsold

Mobile phone imports grow 11.84% in October to $61.189 million

Last month’s figure was down by 1.79 percent when compared to $62.306 million in September 2018, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed

Telecom sector adds 1.5m subscribers in Q1FY2018-19

ISLAMABAD: The subscriber base of cellular mobile operators has recorded a reasonable growth by attracting around 1.5 million new customers to their networks in...

Chip sector slowdown hits Swiss tech group Comet

Lower sales growth, shifts in the product mix and higher-than-expected restructuring costs would also hit profitability this year, the company said in a statement.

Decrease in off-net call rates for CMOs still remains unimplemented

Initially, PTA had come forth to offer an MTR rate of Rs0.80 per minute starting December 1st, 2017 to November 30th, 2018 and Rs0.70 per minute from December 2018

Govt mulling to impose regulatory duty on unregistered mobile phones

It has been projected the imports of illegal phones in the country cause roughly $1.5 billion in revenue losses to the public exchequer on a yearly basis

Pakistan’s broadband user base surpasses 62 million

The PTA informed that total 3G user count of Jazz stood at 14.85 million by September 2018, whereas the telecom’s 4G user numbers jumped to 5.6 million in September from 5.077 million in the prior month

PTA extends DIRBS deadline until further notice

The original deadline to register mobile phones with PTA's DIRBs was the 20th of October

Veon withdraws offer for subsidiary’s stakes in Pakistan and Bangladesh

In July, Global Telecom Holding (GTH) had said it received an offer from VEON Ltd to purchase its assets in Jazz and associated operations in Pakistan for $2.55 billion

CMOs turn a deaf ear to mobile phone users’ complaints

-- ‘Instead of resolving the problems, CMOs are shifting blame on each another’ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone users continue to face problems with regard to dialing on...

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PM likely to sack entire economic squad

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No duty payable on phones being used on roaming for less...

For these phones to be registered, Mr Azhar said it can be done at either the airports or in any of the Customs houses across the country and phones aren’t detained during the process of registration/duty payments