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Apr 16, 2009 ... Topics for Competition of Best Research Project. 1. Future of Pakistan Telecom Market a case for consolidations. 2. Discourse on current ...

PTA Competition on Best Research Project in Telecom & IT

To encourage academia industry partnership in IT & Telecom sector, PTA has decided to hold a competition in order to give cash prizes (Rs. 100,000) to best research projects on the topics specified by the Authority. Prime objective of this award is to encourage academia to undertake research in telecom sector and develop relationship with academia for advice on important issues faced by the Regulator in the sector. Professors/Researchers/ Students of Management, Telecom and other related programmes can participate in the competition for PTA Best Research Project Competition.

Topics for Competition of Best Research Project 1. Future of Pakistan Telecom Market a case for consolidations 2. Discourse on current Competition situation and a way forward for a healthier market

3. Price Wars; where is the market leading to and methodology to have win win situation in the sector.

4. Strategy for Infrastructure sharing from regulatory perspective 5. Convergence in Technology demands emergence of institutions what could be the economic implications and the role of regulator in converged environment 6. Devising model for mobile banking for Pakistan and role of telecom Regulator 7. Methodology for Calculating the actual Capital Flight from the multinational Telecom operators in Pakistan and its impact on future foreign direct investments in local market. 8. Legal, administrative and safety issue related to broadband and their effects on the growth of business activity. 9. Effective Telecom Models for Small Entrepreneurs for providing ready access to rural areas. 10. The Social and Economic impact of undocumented SIMS in the local market 11. Mechanism for detecting mobile crimes and countering strategy

12. Third Party Private mobile Radio Service Introduction in Pakistan 13. Location Based services –Telecom and national security Issues 14. Devising Mechanism for Telecom Consumer Protection at regulator and operator levels 15. Development of Public Safety Network to deal with natural and manmade disasters 16. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) a must to narrow the digital divide and role of PTA 17. National Formula for sustaining the current Investment in Telecom sector and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 18. How to protect children in cyberspace

Any other relevant or related topic to the above shall be considered

Time Lines for Best Research Project S.No


Expected Date


Advertisement to be Appeared in National 16th April 2009 Dailies


Last Date for Submission of Project

10th Dec 2009


Evaluation of the Projects

15th Jan 2010


Final Selection of the Projects

29th Jan 2010


Award Ceremony

15th Feb 2010


For Further Information Please Contact M. Arif Sargana Director (Economic Affairs) Tel: 051 9225315, Fax 051-2878122 Email: [email protected]