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22
October 2008

Telenor Pakistan holds workshop for media on 3G and MNP

Islamabad - Wednesday October 22, 2008: Telenor Pakistan CEO Jon Eddy Abdullah believes that 3G offers broadband connectivity over mobile networks, which span the rural-urban divide, can stimulate internet penetration in Pakistan just like new 2G licenses boosted cellular penetration to record levels over just a few years. The time for introducing 3G technology in Pakistan is now, as the country needs a more efficient communications network and 3G is the solution to it!?

This message came through loud and clear at a workshop titled MNP to 3G - The Development of Mobile Communications in Pakistan: A Media Workshop for the Working Journalist organized by Telenor Pakistan here at Islamabad. The purpose of the session was to inform the media on the development of mobile communications in Pakistan. Manager Intercarrier Strategy, Salman Malik and Manager MNP, Nauman Arshad presented in the workshop whereas CEO Jon Eddy Abdullah gave the concluding remarks.

Welcoming media personnel at the workshop Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs Irfan Wahab Khan said, 3G offers operators business continuity as the associated spectrum allows additional voice capacity to address urban capacity constraints, more efficient spectrum usage to drive down operator costs, provides for enriching Value Added Services (VAS) to enhance customer experience and is considered the only viable solution to increase mobile broadband penetration in Pakistan.? On MNP Irfan maintained Telenor Pakistan continues to view Mobile Number Portability as an effective tool contributing towards availability of more choices for the consumer.?

The presenters at the seminar explained that 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology that enables network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services. Whereas, MNP benefits the customer by giving him the liberty to choose the service provider with the best overall value while retaining his phone numbers including the code.

Only recently Telenor Pakistan had sponsored a high profile seminar along with other telecom operators on 3G. The aim of this workshop was to create media awareness on what new technologies will be applied for 3G and what improvements have been made by the industry on MNP. Telenor Pakistan aims at taking the experts role in keeping the media informed.

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