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.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)