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PTA launching Mobile Commerce.

ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Dr. Mohammed Yaseen has said, "Formulation of Collaborative Regulatory Framework, Third Party Mobile Banking Regulations, Consumer Confidence & Protection and Adoption of Latest Trends are those initiatives which can bring about unprecedented growth in mobile commerce. Dr. Mohammed Yaseen was addressing a two day workshop with a theme "Broadband Networks: Technologies, Trends, Opportunities and Needs" arranged by Military College of Signals (MCS) here on Sunday. Chairman PTA, in his address, discussed in detail the opportunity model in m-commerce. He shed light on different areas of m-commerce and highlighted scope of opportunities vis--vis local market trends. He discussed different market segments, types, present trends, drivers & constraints of mobile money and also shared information on the global and local forecast of mobile banking. Dr. Yaseen said that we require a mutual collaboration, for the development of local applications and contents, by industry and academic institutions to promote usage of broadband in all spheres of life. Key issue in further development of data segment is non-availability of local content and applications, which can contribute towards ICT-based economical contribution. That's why, today, the PTA's main focus is on the development of local content and applications, he added. Chairman PTA appreciated the efforts of MCS on arranging this workshop. He also invited other industry stakeholders to play their role in providing such platforms to discuss trends, opportunities and needs in the broadband sector.

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