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3-G Deployment Discussed at TeleCON 2012

3-G Deployment Discussed at TeleCON 2012

Telecom specialists and distinguished speakers at the 5th Pakistan TeleCON-2012 conference presented progressive ideas for deployment of Next-Generation technologies in the Telecom sector of Pakistan, to enable swift economic growth, reach un-served areas of the country and encourage a new knowledge-based young Pakistani generation to tackle national issues and challenge global frontiers.

The theme of the conference held inKarachi, was “Riding the wave of Technology and Consolidation”. Dr. Muhammad Yaseen, Chairman, PTA delivered the keynote address and urged the specialists to devise solutions for streamlining and enriching the Telecom infra-structure with global advancements. He provided inspiration for a paradigm shift in service excellence, opportunities for embracing new technology and effective regulations.

Former Minister for Science and Technology – Mr. Javed Jabbar, and the Chairman of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) – Mr. Nadeem Elahi along with the Member Technical of PTA – Mr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar, acted as the chairpersons during the various sessions. In the opening remarks, Mr. Menin Rodrigues, President & CEO, SHAMROCK Communications (Private) Limited, welcomed the delegates from leading Telecom companies and stressed the need for continued dialogue at knowledge-based forums to pursue communications, economic and social goals.

Other prominent speakers included Mr. Riaz Asher Siddiqui, CEO of Universal Service Fund; Mr. Rehan Farooqui, Head of Managed Services, Multinet Pakistan; Mr. Furqan Qureshi, SEVP of PTCL; Mr. Saquib Ahmad of Comptel Pakistan & Afghanistan; Mr. Munib Khawaja, VP of Schneider Electric; Mr. Hamid Nawaz, COO of Supernet Limited; Ms. Shireen Naqvi, CEO of School of Leadership and Mr. Masood Karim, Country Head, Corporate & Investment Banking of Dubai Islamic Bank.

The various sessions at the day-long conference were focused on topics like; “Regulatory – Technology & Economic challenges”, “Maximizing on the Power of 3G Technology” and “ICT – Improving Access, Growth, Utilization and Energy”.

The highlight of the conference was a high-level panel discussion on the topic of; “Technology aided communication and its social impact”, where experts and stakeholders discussed broad-based transformations in the cellular and IT arena, along with the expected challenges and solutions. The panel, after an absorbing input from the celebrated stalwarts like Javed Jabbar and Shireen Naqvi, and banker Masood Karim came to the conclusion that though technology was the forerunner in the quest for advancements in business and communications, it was not necessary that human values need to be changed.

Over the years, TeleCon has become a successful annual forum, which attracts a balanced participation from all industry professionals, stakeholders and social sectors specialists.

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