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Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited, better known as Mobilink GSM, is a telecommunication service provider in Pakistan. The company is Pakistan’s leading cellular operator with a subscriber base of 31.5m and market share of 31% in October 2010.
Mobilink’s Head office is located at Mobilink House, 1-A Kohistan Road, F-8 Markaz Islamabad. Mobilink’s corporate postpaid package is sold under the brand name “Indigo” and prepaid by the name of “Jazz”.
Mobilink started operations in 1994 as the first GSM cellular mobile service in Pakistan by Motorola Inc., later it was sold to Orascom Telecom, an Egypt-based multi-national company.
In addition to cellular service, the Orascom group is diversifying its service portfolio by setting up new businesses and also expanding through acquisitions. Recently, they started offering DSL broadband through a wholly owned subsidiary, Link.Net. Additionally, the company has also launched its wireless broadband service through WiMax based technology under the label of ‘Mobilink Infinity’. Technology is backed by Alcatel, and company is using a ZYXEL Customer Premises equipment.
In addition to Mobilink, the Orascom group also owns TWA (Trans World Associates) which operates an undersea fiber optic cable from Karachi to Fujairah, UAE.
Till June’10 the company had issued two listed bonds to the tune of Rs. 3.2 billion and Rs. 6 billion.
Mobilink House, 1- A, Kohistan Road, F-8 Markaz, Islamabad
|Area served||10000 cities, towns, and villages across Pakistan|
|Key people||Rashid Khan, President and CEO|
|Products||postpaid Indigo , prepaidJAZZ, Mobilink PCO, WiMAX|
|Parent||Orascom Telecom Egypt|
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Ufone GSM is a Pakistani GSM cellular service provider. It is one of the five major GSM Mobile companies in Pakistan. In January 2001 Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (PTML) a wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) started its operations under the brand name ‘Ufone’.
After the partial privatization of the parent company PTCL, 26% of shares and control was sold to Etisalat and Ufone became a part of the Emirates Telecommunication Corporation Group.
As of September 2010 Ufone has a subscriber base of 20.23 million.
|Founded||January 29, 2001|
|Founder(s)||Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd|
13-B, F-7 Markaz
|Area served||2336 CitiesAll National HighwaysAll Motorways|
|Key people||Abdul Aziz, CEO|
|Products||Pre Pay, Post Pay|
|Revenue||Rs.5.1 billion PKR (first quarter 2006-07).|
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Telenor acquired the license for providing GSM services in Pakistan in April 2004, and had launched its services commercially in Islamabad, Rawalpindi andKarachi on 15 March 2005, and expanded its services to Lahore, Faisalabad and Hyderabad on 23 March 2005. Telenor has its Corporate headquarters inIslamabad, with regional offices in Karachi and Lahore. On 28 January 2005, Telenor established its first call centre in Lahore. Telenor is the 2nd largest network of Pakistan after Mobilink.
The official opening was held in Islamabad with the Ex-President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf as the guest of honor and a Telenor delegation headed by CEO Telenor Jon Fredrik Baksaas along with CEO Telenor Pakistan Tore Johnsen. The inauguration call was made by Ex-President Pervez Musharaf to the Prime Minister of Norway who was visiting Australia. The present CEO of Telenor Pakistan is Lars Christian Iuel.
|Key people||Lars Christian Iuel (CEO)|
|Products||Mobile Telephony, Mobile Banking|
In 2004, Warid Telecom International LLC, purchased a license for operating a nationwide mobile telephony network, (WLL) and long distance international (LDI) for $291 million US dollars and was the first venture of Warid Telecom International LLC.
Warid Pakistan launched its services in May 2005. Within 80 days of launch Warid Pakistan claims to have attracted more than 1 million. users.
On June 30, 2007, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Warid Telecom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement subsequent to which SingTel will acquire a 30 per cent equity stake in Warid Telecom for an estimated $758 million — valuing the company at anenterprise value of $2.9 billion.
|Headquarters||301-Dhabi Tower, Hamdan Street, Post Box 44222, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Key people||Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Chairman
Zouhair A Khaliq, Director on the boards of the Abu Dabhi Group Telecom sector
|Products||Telephony, WiMAX, EDGE,GPRS, GSM|
ZONG is the first international brand of China Mobile, launched in Pakistan in 2008. The company is often cited as China Mobile (Pakistan) or CMPak. As of late 2011, it had a subscriber base of 13.2 million.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest telecommunication company in Pakistan.
The company provides telephony services nation-wide and is the backbone for country’s telecommunication infrastructure despite arrival of a dozen other telecommunication comanies, including giants like Telenor and China Mobile. The company operates around 2000 telephone exchanges across the country, providing the largest fixed line network. Data and backbone services such as GSM, CDMA, Broadband Internet, IPTV, wholesale are an increasing part of its business.
Originally fully owned by the Government of Pakistan, this holding has since 2006 been reduced to 62%, when 26% of shares and control was sold toEtisalat – and the remaining 12% to the general public.
|Key people||Walid Irshaid
(President & CEO)
|Revenue||U.S. $310 million(2011) ()|
|Net income||U.S. $16 million (|
|Owner(s)||Government of Pakistan&Etisalat|
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WorldCall Telecom Ltd, an Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), is positioned as the only multi service operator in Pakistan, capable of offering triple play services, i.e. Cable TV, Internet and Telephony.
Existing business streams encompass a variety of telecom services, including;
- Broadband (Wireless and Wire line)
- Cable TV (Analog / Digital / VOD)
- Wireless Local Loop
- Long Distance and International Call
- Metro Fiber Lease
|Key people||Mehdi bin Mohammed Jawad Al-Abdwani (Chairman of the Board),
Babar Ali Syed (CEO)
|Revenue||PKR 8 Billion|
|Net income||PKR 290 Million|