Acknowledgements Being students of BS (CS)-I, our professor Mr. Awais Bal, assigned us a task to compare different Cellular Companies working in Pakistan. To accomplish this task we visited all the main offices & MSCs of particular cellular companies throughout the Faisalabad.
Now we thank all those people who helped us by providing useful information regarding to our project. As the sequence starts first we thank Mr. Salman Altaf, Executive Sales Manager of Ufone & Mr. Zulfiqar, Engineer at Ufone MSC. Mr. Usman Ghani from Mobilink, Mr. Ijaz & Mr. Ahmed from Paktel & Mr. Zahid, TM of Instaphone & Mr. Zia, Manager of Instaphone’s Franchise.
We specially thank our class fellow Mr. Hassam-ul-Qayyum who helped us by guiding us towards the right direction. In the effort of collecting data & information about the cellular companies, we found further more interesting aspects. & We have converted our knowledge into the form of documentation to help people find the right cellular company to get connection from.
February 21, 2005
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, and the most beneficent.
Now a day, mobiles are becoming a part of our daily life routine. And why not they become the part of our life. The size of mobiles is hardly greater then our palm. One can easily afford and comfortably put a cell phone in his/her pocket. Many mobile manufacturer companies are working in market such as Nokia, Samsung, LG, and Motorola are the most popular mobile manufacturers. These are the mobile manufacturers and the most important of all are those who bring life to your mobile. Yes we are talking about those cellular companies who provide you cellular connection for your cell phone. Mobilink, Ufone, Insta, Paktel are the examples of such a companies and they are also working in Pakistan. Our project is about these cellular companies.
Mobile is the ability to be on the move. A mobile device is anything that can be used on the move, ranging from laptops to mobile phones. As long as location is not fixed, it is considered mobile. Areas that are not included in our definition of mobile include remote offices, home offices or home appliances. While these are definitely remote, they are not considered mobile.
Mobiles are also called cell phones or cellular, as the rapid growth in technology made them so small. Cellular is a small device, which is used to transfer data through wireless medium, from one location to another. Data could be of the type text, graphical, audio or video.
To transfer data from one place to another we require a comprehensive network. There are two main types of networks.
Today Cellular Companies are using wireless network. A wireless network has some benefits in it, such as, easy to be accessible at any place. Wireless network refers to the transmission of voice & data over radio waves. It allows workers to communicate with enterprise data without requiring a physical connection to a network. To establish their network a Cellular Company uses the following things, hardware, mode of communication & network protocol. We have discussed all these above-mentioned things in detail in chapter# 1, “Cellular Company.”
Different Cellular Companies provide different facilities, such as, POWER TOOLS, SMS, MMS, G-Mail, V-Mail, MOBILE BANKING etc. We shall describe these features latter in our chapters. We have prepared the documentation of our project in the sense of rapid development in the mode of communication from AMPS to GSM.
Overview of 1st Chapter:
In first chapter (Cellular Company) we have discussed in detail what is a Cellular Company and what are the basic components used in the infrastructure of a Cellular Company. Talking about its infrastructure, which includes the hardware, the network protocols, mode of communication, etc. Except infrastructure a company offers different VAS (Value Added Services). We have also included the detail of all these VAS.
Overview of 2nd Chapter: The name of this chapter is “Cellular Status of Pakistan”. In this chapter we provide the information about the cellular companies working in Pakistan one by one. There are only four companies in Pakistan, Instaphone, Paktel, Mobilink, and Ufone. Their company overview (history & infrastructure), features & packages they provide, all are discussed in detail in this chapter.
Overview of 3rd Chapter:
As the race of companies has increased, the atmosphere of competition has become dense even in Pakistan. So to provide a comprehensive comparison between these companies we set a chapter with the name “Who is Dominating in the Market ”. In this chapter we have also provided the glance of each company in the form of comparison. Mainly the comparison will be on the basis of, mode of communication, market shares, user base, services which they provide, etc. Overview of 4th Chapter:
At the end we have pointed out the upcoming Cellular Companies that have recently signed contracts with PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) and we also include the views of the directors of different Cellular Companies about these upcoming Cellular Companies. That’s why we named this chapter as “Up coming Companies in the Market ”.