Shaheer Khan | 1 Apr 07:48 2011
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Re: Seminar on Advanced Power Protection - 5th April at Marriot

For the benefit of everyone, would you be kind enough to let everyone know which Marriott is the seminar being held at? There's one in Karachi and one in Islamabad.

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Ayaz Ahmed Khan | 1 Apr 08:33 2011
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Re: Seminar on Advanced Power Protection - 5th April at Marriot

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Shaheer Khan <shaheer.a.khan <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> For the benefit of everyone, would you be kind enough to let everyone know
> which Marriott is the seminar being held at? There's one in Karachi and one
> in Islamabad.

It's in Islamabad, as far as I can tell.

http://www.servicespak.com/Services_SeminarInvitation.pdf

Ayaz

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Nabeel Hussain | 1 Apr 11:24 2011
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Re: Seminar on Advanced Power Protection - 5th April at Marriot

Dear Shaheer Khan,
Thank you for pointing out this omission.

Dear All,
The Seminar is in Marriot Islamabad.

Best Regards,
Nabeel Hussain

On Apr 1, 10:48 am, Shaheer Khan <shaheer.a.k... <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> For the benefit of everyone, would you be kind enough to let everyone know
> which Marriott is the seminar being held at? There's one in Karachi and one
> in Islamabad.

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Fouad Bajwa | 5 Apr 17:43 2011
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Mobile Active: SMSall the largest group SMS mailing in Pakistan

Sharing for information purposes only:

According to Mobile Active:

http://www.mobileactive.org/smsall-growth-sms-mailing-list-pakistan-1

SMSall is a service in Pakistan that enables mailing-list style
interaction over SMS. It serves over 2.1 million people, and an
average of 300 million SMS messages are sent every month (follow the
total SMS count on the website). It is Pakistan’s largest SMS social
network.

The founder of the service, Umar Saif, refers to it as “Twitter for
SMS,” or as “Twitter for the 4 billion,” referring to the 4 billion
people in the world who have access to mobile phones but not the
Internet.

SMSall formed in response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan.
Like most Pakistani’s, Saif said, he tried to help during the
aftermath but realized that although there were many rescue workers,
there was no way to coordinate activities. “You would travel to a
remote region with medicine, only to realize that there is plenty of
medicine and all they needed were tents and warm clothing,' he said.

So Saif took action. On his laptop, he hacked together a basic
response service, connected a mobile phone, and set up a broadcast
group for all the rescue workers in the area. Those who subscribed to
the “rescue group” would then receive SMS messages and information
from the entire group.

From this grew the current-day SMSall service, the largest SMS social
network in Pakistan. MobileActive.org spoke with Saif to hear more
about the growth and next steps for the SMS service.
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Zarrar Hasham Khan | 7 Apr 20:11 2011
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Performance KPI for an ISP

  Dear TGP Team,

My company (not in Pakistan) which is a mobile operator is currently in 
talks with a new ISP to lease about 2.5Gbps bandwidth. Right now the 
price we are getting is quite competitive compared to other ISP we have 
(We have currently about 1.5Gbps each with two ISP). Even though there 
is a great benefit for cost optimization if we go with this ISP but I am 
afraid there may be compromise in the quality.

I am coming from Mobile Network background and I do not have as yet 
in-depth understanding of the ISP Performance side of things. We are 
going to sign a contract with them and a certain component will relate 
to the KPI & SLA. I need your help in understanding what are the key KPI 
(and thresholds) that can measure the quality of bandwidth we are 
getting from this ISP. We will put them in the SLA.

We currently do not have any serious KPI based SLA with the other two 
operators as the services we are getting from them are very good (but we 
get them at a price premium). Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Zarrar

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Irfan Salam | 7 Apr 23:12 2011
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3rd National IT & Telecom Show - COMNET '11 - April 23, 2011


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Assalam O Alikum!


The Telecom Society of Usman Institute of Technology presents one of its kind Mega IT and Telecom event COMNET ’11 on April 23, 2011 to be held in its campus premises of Karachi.


Featuring programs for every sector of IT and Telecom community, whether you’re CE0, Country Head, Project Manager, Senior Professional, young graduate or Engineering/Technical Student, we have compiled programs for everyone, that includes:


* National Corporate Conference – ‘ICT Innovations: Work Smart & Go Green’

* Live Professional Forums – by renowned Telecom & Networks Titans (http://comnet..telesoc.org/forums.html)

* 45 Minute Speaker Sessions by Senior Industry Professionals (http://comnet.telesoc.org/sessions.html)

* Panel Discussion – Industry Academia Face to Face

* Technical Workshops : IPv6 Deployment Workshop and Others (http://comnet.telesco.org/workshop.html)

* Career Fair – Recruitment Derive, Internship Offerings, Awareness Programs and Career Counseling.


Join us with your friends, colleagues, and associates and spend a day full Knowledge, Networking, Social Gatherings, Contacts sharing, Project ideas, and Fun obviously.


Please confirm your presence at: http://comnet.telesoc.org


Looking forward to welcome you and your friends in UIT Campus on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Thanks


Regards,

Irfan Salam - General Secretary, TELESOC - irfansalam <at> mail.com - 92 300 2129438      

 

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Facebook Event: http://www.facebook..com/#!/event.php?eid=179109288801960

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Haris Shamsi | 8 Apr 09:13 2011
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Re: Performance KPI for an ISP

Zarrar You can refer to the same GSMA IR 3444 document for data
Connectivity for delay, jitters etc.

While doing peering with two and loadbalancing the traffic, TCP
fragmentation is one of the consideration, which I am sure will be
managed by your nodes.

Your BW provider needs to have good (efficient path to destination),
so while doing an SLA with them don't measure only the last mile but
their peering points and strengths also.

I should be able to send you some standard SLAs offline but need to
dig it from my backup archive. Will take some time ...

/HS

On 07/04/2011, Zarrar Hasham Khan <zarrar.khan <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>   Dear TGP Team,
>
> My company (not in Pakistan) which is a mobile operator is currently in
> talks with a new ISP to lease about 2.5Gbps bandwidth. Right now the
> price we are getting is quite competitive compared to other ISP we have
> (We have currently about 1.5Gbps each with two ISP). Even though there
> is a great benefit for cost optimization if we go with this ISP but I am
> afraid there may be compromise in the quality.
>
> I am coming from Mobile Network background and I do not have as yet
> in-depth understanding of the ISP Performance side of things. We are
> going to sign a contract with them and a certain component will relate
> to the KPI & SLA. I need your help in understanding what are the key KPI
> (and thresholds) that can measure the quality of bandwidth we are
> getting from this ISP. We will put them in the SLA.
>
> We currently do not have any serious KPI based SLA with the other two
> operators as the services we are getting from them are very good (but we
> get them at a price premium). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Zarrar
>
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Majid Farid | 11 Apr 09:17 2011
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Re: Performance KPI for an ISP

Just on the same point since you are a service provider it might not
be good idea to go with only with on provider. Cost might be the key
decision factor however if you have diverse link on different provider
it will help ensure better "customer experience" :)

Having said that, Ericsson manages Sprint network in US which amounts
for 20% of Internet traffic. All trans-Atlantic SLA can be viewed on
https://www.sprint.net/sla_performance.php .. Sprintlink is our
Internet transit pipe.

On Apr 8, 11:13 am, Haris Shamsi <haris.sha... <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Zarrar You can refer to the same GSMA IR 3444 document for data
> Connectivity for delay, jitters etc.
>
> While doing peering with two and loadbalancing the traffic, TCP
> fragmentation is one of the consideration, which I am sure will be
> managed by your nodes.
>
> Your BW provider needs to have good (efficient path to destination),
> so while doing an SLA with them don't measure only the last mile but
> their peering points and strengths also.
>
> I should be able to send you some standard SLAs offline but need to
> dig it from my backup archive. Will take some time ...
>
> /HS
>
> On 07/04/2011, Zarrar Hasham Khan <zarrar.k... <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> >   Dear TGP Team,
>
> > My company (not in Pakistan) which is a mobile operator is currently in
> > talks with a new ISP to lease about 2.5Gbps bandwidth. Right now the
> > price we are getting is quite competitive compared to other ISP we have
> > (We have currently about 1.5Gbps each with two ISP). Even though there
> > is a great benefit for cost optimization if we go with this ISP but I am
> > afraid there may be compromise in the quality.
>
> > I am coming from Mobile Network background and I do not have as yet
> > in-depth understanding of the ISP Performance side of things. We are
> > going to sign a contract with them and a certain component will relate
> > to the KPI & SLA. I need your help in understanding what are the key KPI
> > (and thresholds) that can measure the quality of bandwidth we are
> > getting from this ISP. We will put them in the SLA.
>
> > We currently do not have any serious KPI based SLA with the other two
> > operators as the services we are getting from them are very good (but we
> > get them at a price premium). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>
> > Regards,
>
> > Zarrar
>
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Tee Emm | 11 Apr 11:46 2011
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Witness APNIC running out of IPv4 Addresses (almost) live


The graph at:

http://www.apnic.net/community/ipv4-exhaustion/graphical-information

is updated daily to depict the unallocated IPv4 addresses that lie with APNIC. As mentioned by a senior APNIC team visiting Pakistan today (to meet carriers and ISPs), we will see this graph hitting a low of '1' (today, it is 1.43) in April 2011. This will bring us to stage 3 of IPv4 exhaustion (stage 1 is over and we are currently at stage 2) after which IPv4 allocation policy will change and each member will be limited to a maximum of /22 further allocation.

Tariq Mustafa
 


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Ahmer Javaid | 11 Apr 18:50 2011
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charging gateway in pakistan

Hi,
Is there any cross mobile operator charging gateway provider in
Pakistan offering charging capabilities across all operators i.e.
Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone etc

I am looking at a use case where VAS application providers, merchants
etc. can charge the end users directly on their mobile bill?

All comments are welcom

best regards
Ahmer Javaid

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