1.1 History of Cellular
he need to increase the public safety was key to the genesis of today’s rapidly growing wireless communication industry. In1920s’ police departments in Detroit, Michigan and Bayonne. New Jersey and the Connecticut State Police were among the first who sought to use in their patrol cars, the technology that had improved the safety of oceangoing vessels – radiotelephone service. The United States involvement in World War 2 created an urgent need for FM technology to take the place of Amplitude Modulated (AM) technology for higher quality, two-way mobile radio communications on the battlefield. The strategic value of wireless communication on the mobile and portable communication on the battlefield spurred companies like AT&T, Motorola and General Electric to focus on refining prominently among the products developed during the war years and carried over into peacetime use. Although there was a form of mobile telephone service available in the late 1940s, its capacity was limited – with few radio channels available to carry calls, and cities like New York limited to 12 simultaneous callers. In 1947, AT&T engineers decided to stretch the limited number of radio frequencies available for mobile service by scattering multiple low-power transmitters throughout a metropolitan area, and “handing off” calls from transmitter to transmitter as customers moved around in their vehicles. This was the birth of wireless technology. But there was ahead of its time. It took 20 years to develop sophisticated call “hand off” technology. In 1973, Motorola introduced its revolutionary new Dyna TAC mobile phone, a conveniently sized radiotelephone set. At the same time, European countries also started using cellular phones with different systems. Today, wireless competition has accelerated to the point that more than 3 billion people can now choose between 339 service providers around the globe.


OTH is considered among the largest and most diversified network operators in the Middle East. OTH is dedicated to providing the best quality services to its customers. Egypt (Mobinil). representing a market share of 38. Pakistan (Mobilink). Orascom Telecom is a leading mobile telecommunications company operating in six emerging markets having a population under license of 430 million with an average penetration of mobile telephony across all markets of approximately 40%. value to shareholders and a dynamic working environment for its more than 15. OTH took over management control of the company. OTH had exceeded 74 million subscribers as of March 2008. Africa. until early 2001.GSM subsidiaries to act as a backbone of support for its regional GSM operations. Mobilink serves more than 31. OTH established a strong presence in the GSM Association (the world's 4 . Tunisia (Tunisiana). OTH has positioned itself as a leader in the region for its diverse GSM operations with various GSM support and Internet operations. As the market leader. handset procurement and distribution companies. Value Added Services. and South Asia. had a market share of 40%. the Pakistan Mobile communications Ltd (“Mobilink”) started its operations in 1994 and. In April 2001. One of OTH's main strategies is to create its own non. technical and management resources for supporting its subsidiaries.6 million subscribers.About Orascom Telecom Orascom Telecom Holding S. Bangladesh (Banglalink) and Zimbabwe (Telecel Zimbabwe).A.E. and has acquired in early 2008 a license to operate mobile services in North Korea. and Internet operations. This includes network support and installation of GSM operations. In Pakistan. OTH has achieved this by dedicating financial. OTH operates GSM networks in Algeria (Djezzy).5% (as of March 2008). ("Orascom Telecom") or ("OTH") was established in 1998 and has grown to become a major player in the telecommunication market.000 employees. equipment procurement.

Mr. OTH's Chairman and CEO. Naguib Sawiris. and a dynamic working environment for its more than 15.CA.L. value to shareholders. OTLD LI). (under the symbol ORTE.leading wireless industry representative body) only five years after its inception. was selected to join the GSM Association's CEO Board in 2002.000 employees. 5 . OTH is dedicated to provide the best quality services to its customers. ORAT EY) and on the London Stock Exchange (where its GDR is traded under the symbol ORTEq. OTH's stocks are traded on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange (CASE).

There were over 200 million cellular phones in use worldwide by the end of 2000. Efforts by the government of Pakistan to promote the development. There is still plenty of room for further expansion. has Been at the fore front of Pakistan’s cellular service industry. to around 11 million by mid-2005 and the growth has the feel of sustained development. However. whilst the majority of working lines are in urban areas. considerable effort was made to upgrade Pakistan’s telecommunications system. By the end of 2005 there were more cellular phones in Asia than in Europe. With its Cutting edge technologies. joining the existing four operators. infrastructure. 70% of Pakistan's population lives in rural areas. modernization and diversification of its telephone infrastructure over the last decade have met with mixed success. Mobile subscriber numbers have surged from less than 2 million at end-2002.1 billion to improve and expand the telephone and telex systems. recent strong growth in the mobile market has created a much more positive general outlook in the industry. it is important to provide it with excellent coverage and dependable communication system. Significantly. using the latest technology can today quickly step in to the future. Countries that have weaker telecom.1. but also that it has become a mass-market service. Cellular service is soaring in Asia. Since the 1980s. to create a very busy market. 1. The nation’s Sixth Five-Year Plan called for a public-sector investment of Rs10. Recent industry figures confirm that cellular has become a primary tool not just for business everywhere. The number of fixed-line services in Pakistan has increased five fold since 1990. Nevertheless. 6 .2.2 INTRODUCTION Industrial development of a country is not possible without having a modern telecom infrastructure in place. Key thing is that wireless is easy to deploy and it is much more versatile and reliable for Pakistani business to compete in the world markets on equal footing.1 MOBILINK IN PAKISTAN Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (Mobilink) is the first GSM Operator in Pakistan and since the launch of its services in 1994. two new mobile operators were licensed in 2004.

a wholly owned subsidiary of Orascom Telecom. During the last few Years. Network rollout and the largest franchise. over 200.500-kilometer fiber optic backbone Network across Pakistan. To date. to meet the growing demands of its customers. the company has invested over US$2. Star Symbol Shows the MOBILINK HEAD OFFICE in ISLAMABAD.000 retail outlets and coverage in More than 8. Mobilink has also progressed from voice to carrier-class nationwide Services by completing its own 6.5 billion in its infrastructure. retail and customer services Network across the Nation.500. has achieved the status of “market leader” with a customer Base in excess of 31 million subscribers. achieving Cell sites in excess of 6. towns and villages. With a systematic roll-out Plan for the future.000 cities. It now plans to provide high-speed data Connectivity in Pakistan through WiMax services.national infrastructure and superior quality Customer service. the company has aggressively expanded its coverage. Mobilink is determined to maintain its market 7 . Mobilink. The company plans to invest an additional US $500 million in 2008.

Mobilink Head Office. Mobilink was the first mobile service provider in Pakistan to operate a 100% GSM technology as both existing operators employed AMPS technology. OT took over management control of the company in April 2001 and changed the overall market dynamics through its aggressive marketing strategy and expertise.Leadership in all areas to ensure that it continues to reshape lives of Pakistanis everywhere by “connecting the unconnected”. In less than two years time Mobilink achieved an exceptional growth of almost 672% and attained market leadership. Additionally. with Mobilink Contributing nearly fifty percent to it. F-8 Islamabad 8 .06. The Phenomenal growth and the success of the mobile sector in 2006 – 07 Can be seen with the estimated revenue figures of Rs 133 billion in the Industry growing by a soaring 48% from 2005 . the positive role of the Government has been a catalyst in The phenomenal growth of the cellular market in Pakistan.

We believe in teamwork.2.2 Mobilink's Vision & Values Mobilink's Vision "To be the leading Telecommunication Services Provider in Pakistan by offering innovative Communication solutions for our Customers while exceeding Shareholder value & Employee Expectations". empowerment and honor. quality and value beyond their expectations. we take pride in practicing the highest ethical standards in an open and honest environment. 1. 9 . They have placed their trust and confidence in us. In return. This commitment to delivering world-class quality translates into unmatched service and value for our customers and all stakeholders. We take personal responsibility for our actions. 1. and with trust and respect. We respect and esteem our employees and all stakeholders. We aspire to the highest standards and raise the bar for ourselves everyday. we strive to anticipate their needs and deliver service. and treat everyone fairly.3 Trust & Integrity At Mobilink. Business Excellence We strive for excellence in all that we do. Mobilink's Values Total Customer Satisfaction Customers are at the heart of our success. and by honoring our commitments.1.4 Respect for People Our relationships drive our business.

1. We contribute to worthy causes and are dedicated to the development and progress of the society. we recognize and fulfill our responsibility towards our country and the environment we operate in. 10 .5 Corporate Social Responsibility As the market leader.

11 . Engineering Departments and CS Contact Center Implementation of a full Intelligent Network (IN) platform from Siemens for the Prepaid platform Largest Call Center in Pakistan. Excel in meeting customer needs. which is there to assist the customers 24 hours Only cellular service in Pakistan to provide coverage on the M2 motorway Bilateral roaming in over 100 countries around the world with true international roaming with over 300 operators across the globe First mobile operator in Pakistan to offer extensive GPRS Roaming and BlackBerry Roaming services. continuous improvement and enhanced performance goals.6 Goals and Objectives • • • • • • Expand the business. 1. Attract maximum customers and satisfy them. Provide better service to people in the field of telecommunication. Seek employee involvement.7 Achievements • • • • • • ISO 9002 Quality Management System Certification for Billing.1. Retaining the role of a leading telecommunication company.

2 Societal Marketing 12 .CHAPTER NO.

The festival creates a space for alternative and independent cinematographers. 2. to exhibit their creative endeavors in Pakistan. donating Rs. 2. 100.1 Educating the Youth Mobilink has made various donations to educational institutes. 2.3 Employee Involvement Mobilink believes in supporting the community not only through sponsorships but also through employee involvement. 2.4 Earthquake 2005 and Flood Victims in Sindh During the devastating earthquake of 2005 that struck the Northern Areas of Pakistan and Flood Victims in Sindh respond to the crisis.0 Societal Marketing Mobilink believes in playing an active role in supporting the community and social development of Pakistan. Each year.2 Supporting the Arts Mobilink's alliance with the international Kara Film Festival demonstrates its commitment to the promotion of art and theatre. both experienced and new filmmakers. Mobilink was amongst the first to 13 . Hasanabdal. Mobilink encourages its employees to be engaged in community welfare work and to support relevant causes. Mobilink and its staff contribute significantly to charities and community projects to help bring about a better quality of life to the less privileged in the community and enrich the lives of Pakistanis through support in local arts. This includes donating computers to the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.2. education and sports.000 to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences to set up a computer lab. and sponsoring the commemorative ceremony for the golden jubilee of Cadet College. In addition to sponsorships.

shawls. Goods such as blankets. jackets were also collected for those affected by the earthquake and Mobilink Relief Teams were constituted to provide aid to the Northern Areas. 14 .Relief Camps were set up in all major hospitals to provide free calling facilities to patients and relatives arriving from far flung areas.

CHAPTER NO. 3 Management 15 .

MANAGEMENT President and CEO Rashid Khan Chief Strategy Officer Tariq Rashid Vice President Marketing Bilal Munir Sheikh Vice President Customer Care Irfan Akram Vice President & Head of Broadband Business Division. Mustafa Peracha Vice President Corporate Affairs Agha Qasim Chief Technical Officer Ramy Reyad Kamel 16 .

3. Pakistan is also a prepaid-driven market and the industry-wide sales mix normally consists of 85% prepaid. Mobilink being the market leader enjoys 53% share of the overall market with both Star and Jazz dominating the postpaid and prepaid segments respectively.2 Customer Segmentation Like most emerging mobile markets. the market penetration is only 1. while Jazz has over 50% share to its credit in the prepaid domain with 805. this clearly demonstrates the potential in the Pakistani market. Similar 17 .1 Market Size Total size of cellular market is approximately 2 million in a country of 144 million people.4%.Vice President Sales Jahanzeb Taj Head of Human Resources & Administration Sadia Ahmad Chief Financial Officer Andis Locmelis Head of Business Analysis and Planning Farid Ahmed 3.707 enjoys over 60% of the total postpaid market.467 subscriber base. Hence. Star with cumulative subscriber base of 146.

In the year 2002. This activity lasted for two months in which trained representatives paid visits to the potential buyer at the convenience of their home. and given extensive media support to enhance usage and corresponding revenues .4 Market Indicators Mobilink reported strong operating profit growth as it continued to realize benefits from the acquisition and retention of high value customers and the continuing focus on cost efficiencies. During the year postpaid sales were supported by handset leasing program that helped maintaining adequate postpaid sales. including Thuraya Satellite. New and innovative SMS and IVR based products were introduced during the year and contributed towards the revenues.000 households in the lower-middle income bracket. followed by Jazz with 89% and Star measures at 16%.3 Brand Structure Mobilink provides umbrella branding to both of its major brands. Star (postpaid) and Jazz (prepaid). Mobilink has set new standards and achieved many landmarks between the postpaid and prepaid brands and offered innovative Value Added Services. covering approximately 100. In July 2002. which is the largest city of Pakistan and business capital. Value added services were branded as ‘Power Tools’. 3. Mobilink plans to introduce limited GPRS during 2003 and will be offering services like MMS on this platform in order to strengthen its technology leadership. Mobilink now offers International Roaming with 155 operators. This is reflected in a 74 % increase in revenues. 18 .results are seen from purchase intention data from potential mobile subscribers. and a 142 % increase in EBITDA.the resultant impact has been very positive. Jazz launched unique Door-to-Door education/sales activity in Karachi Metropolitan. Mobilink has the highest Total Spontaneous Awareness in the industry of 90%. 3.

this wide network that covers 85% of the urban population is supplemented by extensive International Roaming in 63 countries with 155 operators worldwide to broaden the connectivity horizons.5 compared to US$ 21 for the twelve months ended 31 December 2001. fully capable of tackling sales challenges. All franchisees have trained sales and service staff. while at the same time retaining its older customer base. All this has been possible due to inter-departmental synergy and strengthening of Mobilink’s brands.Blended ARPU for the twelve months to 31 December 2002 reached US$ 16. Despite the re-launch of Ufone.5 Mobile Operators Mobilink started its operation in 1994 as a third entrant in the market. 3. these operate as Points of Sales (POS) only and are branded “Mobilink Connect”.4% down 11% compared to 2001. the main competitor. This was the result of the ever increasing effort of Mobilink in increasing its subscriber base. Mobilink worked with its franchisees to develop a network of over 300 sub-dealers. 3.6 Network Coverage Mobilink is the leader with digital coverage stretching across 120 cities of the country through nearly 355 cell-sites. Each franchisee is adequately equipped to process sales.7 Sales Strategy Mobilink is the first cellular operator to introduce the “franchise” concept in the cellular industry in Pakistan. its increased effort in emphasizing the brand recognition of Mobilink. and currently operates the largest franchise network in Pakistan with over 100 franchisee/national distributors (dealers operated service centers). Blended churn for the twelve months to 31 December 2002 reached 7. 3. Mobilink has maintained its momentum of growth. collect bills and offer other customer services. JAZZ 19 . while Paktel and Instaphone were already operating since 1991 and had acquired substantial market penetration. Additionally. In order to extend its reach even further.

scratch cards are easily available across urban Pakistan through 8500 retail outlets. Mobilink has been actively supporting SAF (South Asian Federation) Games with a commitment of encouraging sports and healthy activities among younger generation of Pakistan. 4 20 . In sports development. Such programs will help Mobilink in associating with the consumer and build long-term emotional relationship as a good corporate citizen of Pakistan. Mobilink sponsored PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) Children’s ward and has committed to carry forward the program in the future as well.8 Social Responsibility Mobilink has initiated a continuous social effort towards the growth of social sector and development of sports in the country. CHAPTER NO. 3.

HR Functions of Mobilink 21 .

To achieve this perspective HR department has to play the major role and it is the role of HR department to attract. Second approach is that HR department is responsible to maintain internal equity by having standard in term of competition while interacting with market forces (economy and political scenario). The above mentioned approaches are the key concepts being practiced in HR department of Mobilink. HR department plays a vital role in the success of Mobilink as performance of organization is based on the performance of people. This approach is practiced that give the results of hiring the best and performing on the edge. 22 . This is the first approach regarding the basic role of HR department in Mobilink. In addition.1 Basic role of HR department in Mobilink Mobilink is the largest telecom company of Pakistan because it has managed to attract the best professionals in the industry. develop and sustain the top notch work force. retain. these team players understand their roles and execute their duties in a way that eases the ride for other team members.0 HR Functions of Mobilink Human Resource Staffing & Compensation Organization Development HR Operations Project Management Office 4.4.

4.3 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: Chairman and CEO VP and CFO Executive Director Chief Officer Co-ordination General Manager Marketing General Manager IT General Manager Finance General Manager Admin & PO 23 .2 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF MOBILINK: Although all the departments in an organization play vital role in achieving the overall all goals and objectives of that organization yet the major departments are as follows: • • • • • Marketing department Customer service It department Treasury department Finance department 4.

5 MONOPOLY OF MOBILINK Before Mobilink there were two companies already in the market but with different technology. For recruitment mobilink use different models. They practice different policies regarding recruitment and selection.4 Recruitment Mobilink has a separate department for staffing. Others may include Advertisements. Job fair.4. Sources for recruitment: Employee referrals is the basic source of recruitment. infrastructure and monopoly. 90% of the employees are hired through reference. University Graduates and agencies also. increments are made. First of all they use Advertisement Method they give adds on web sites and in news papers References Job Fairs Student Profile Book they get resumes of all fresh passed out batches 4. Prior launching of GSM service in Pakistan. Other methods for recruitment are also used but major source is reference. Mobilink obtain the assurance from Govt of Pakistan that no further GSM licenses will be granted for the period of ten years in order to get the maximum time to yield the benefits of penetration. 24 . But major chunk working in Mobilink is there due to reference. One of their policies is that hiring the top notch professionals from industry and based on their performance. stability. This department is responsible for taking all the hiring decisions for the company.

493 GROWT H% … 98.556 114. In the period of 199899 the Mobilink’s growth were decrease to record 20%.703 39.398 60000 70000 80.385 52.029 53.038 135.5. (By: Diane Shired) 25 .272 PAKTEL 30.600 82. Developed at Bell Labs and transferred to the regional Bell operating companies at the time of the divestiture in 1984.4.912 87. AMPS was put on the market in the 1980’s and is the worldwide cellular standard. and Atomic explosions in 1998.5.184 108.2 35.221 TOTAL 68.4 45. war with India in 1999.1 YEAR 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 CELLULAR SUBSCRIBERS IN PAKISTAN INSTA 20. 4.612 306. In this period Mobilink’s growth is increased in 1st five years then decreased because of political instability.4 Mobilink’s monopoly were from 1994 to 2000.096 265. is an analog technology that uses an 800MHz cellular band.058 112.027 196.950 43.4 15.2 TECHNOLOGY DIFFERENCE Meaning of AMPS – "Advanced Mobile Phone Service".000 MOBILINK 16.

Mobilink’s consolidated revenues.3 MONOPOLISTIC STRUCTURE Pakistan' has gone through a monopolistic telecom & IT vendor's age.6 million. an increase from $921. 4. to discuss how to make wireless technology work across geographic borders.5 for the same 1 26 .5 million in the year-ago quarter. Mobilink is the first cellular company with GSM technology in Pakistan. it a digital cellular phone technology based on a specified standard for how data is sent over a wireless network. The share of the top-5 city gross sales in Mobilink sales went down from 67% to 61%1 3. 4. The upfront cost of acquiring a connection went down significantly opening up a whole new segment of the market. Average revenue per user (ARPU) declined to $2. For Mobilink this meant going from 2 Million subscribers at the end of 2003 to a projected 4. The cost of acquiring a cellular connection went down from Rs. however. 1000 2. Meaning of GSM is "Global System for Mobile Communications". Mobilink increased its coverage to several new cities across Pakistan – once again opening up new regions with pent-up demand. the thrust of market strategies for 2004 was on acquisitions.5. There was a sense of urgency to capitalize on these opportunities as the operators with newly awarded licenses geared up to start operations. 3000 to Rs. Overall.8 for the third quarter from $3. There was a clear imperative to grab customer base – to sweep the market – before the new players enter the field. Both Mobilink and Ufone pursued this strategy with varying degrees of success. Three factors contributed to this: 1. averaged around $934.The GSM was formed in 1982.5 Million subscribes at the end of 2004.

period last year. The company spent $406 million for the first nine months of 2008, up from $353 million in the same period of last year. Similarly, the company’s market share dropped to 34.8%, it was 36.4% last year. TOTAL REVENUES BY CELLULAR COMPANIES (Rs. MILLIONS)

Company Mobilink Ufone CM Pak Zong Telenor Warid Telecom Total

2006-07 34,456 8,599 2,400 2,693 565 168 48,881

2007-08 54,065 16,098 3,329 1,539 6,338 8,527 89,896

2009-10 64,654 21,867 2,897 472 22,837 20,405 133,132

2010-11 79,936 27,455.2 25,85.3 259.7 45,081.2 26,804.7 182,080.9

In this fiercely competitive arena, Mobilink set itself the target of reaching 7 Million subscribers and retaining a market share of 54% by the end of 2005. While the market share target is lower than current share of 61%, the share of each competitor in the market will remain relatively small – since that there are more players to go around. Taking Mobilink’s share as a given, there are two possibilities for the competitive field: Either all four players will manage similar levels of acquisitions, or one clear competitor will emerge taking the lion’s share of competition’s acquisitions. From our perspective, the former scenario is clearly preferable, since in this scenario all the competition will neutralize each other to some extent and they will have to fight on multiple fronts. In this scenario no one will gain a share large enough to threaten Mobilink’s leadership position. Given that U-fone and Paktel have a head start with established brands, distribution, and coverage in more cities, they are likely to acquire more subscribers than Warid and Telenor. On the other hand these last two will be more aggressive in their strategies but will be hampered by the fact that their operations will roll-out in Q2 and their initial coverage will necessarily be limited to major cities. Given


this, and given the current base Ufone already has, we see the end-2005 market position as looking like this:

Motorola International Development Corporation Ray shields Investments Limited International Wireless Communications Pakistan (IWCPL), a consortium between: Orascom Telecom Asian Infrastructure Fund (AIF) 30% 11% Limited 39% 20%

“People respond to incentives. The rest is commentary” Mobilink has launched two products i.e. JAZZ and INDIGO (prepaid and postpaid). In monopolistic competition mobilink introduce many packages in the market. Some of the packages are;   Jazz octane  SMS package  Ladies first  Free connections  Free balances  Low calls Rates nationwide  Low calls rate on international roaming  Urdu Power tools  Mobilink PCO An amazing prepaid service with two pre-paid packages i.e. Jazz Easy, Jazz Max. The benefits of pre-paid products are: • • • No daily charges Low outgoing rates 180 days validity of Jazz scratch cards 28

Outgoing calls (24 hours) Incoming Calls Sms to any mobilink number (per sms) outgoing Sms to any other network (per sms) outgoing International Sms (per sms) outgoing Voice mail and CLI Daily charges Rs. 3.50 Free Rs.1.00 Rs.1.50 Rs. 5.00 Free Free

Demand of mobile phones has been increased during the past four years rapidly. In 2004-05 the total number subscribers were 12.7 million which increased to 34.4 millions in 2005-06 and similarly in 2006-07 36.45 million as compared to 0.3 millions in year 1999-2000. The reason for this increase advent of new mobile companies in Pakistan which create competition in Telecom industry.


Roaming charges. Telenor & Warid in 2004 and CMPAK in 2007 which created competition in the mobile market and because of this competition prices (for their services) goes down drastically during past five years . Above reasons shows that mobilink was not providing services to its efficient scales as compare with today it mean moblink had created dead weight loss. (provided other factors remain constant such as expensive mobile sets. 3000 minimum in 2002). sms. Similarly high rates of other services i.e. Both caller and receiver had to pay for a call.e.4 million (provided other factor remains constant such as mobile sets decreases their rates and rise of media campaigns ) 30 . Due to this competition number of subscribers raised 4. It has a high price rate per minute. After monopoly. etc. Rs. High subscriber’s identification module (SIM) rates (i. After the expiry of patent Pakistan mobile phone industry Was open for new entrant and many farms arrived such as Ufone in 2001.When we compare the figures of Mobilink year 1999-2000 with 2006-07 we will find that the mobilink had monopoly due to certain reasons. every company started to provide free roaming services and SIMs rate also declined . lack of information) Being a only GSM company having protection from government. High taxes imposed by the government.

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Mobilink closed 2003 with 2 million customers. Islamabad. HUM BOLAY MOHABBAT KE ZABAN (Different languages) Facts About Mobilink GSM Company Structure Genre Parent Owner Founded Founder Industry Headquarters Private Limited Subsidiary Orascom Telecom Egypt Naguib Sawiris 1994 Motorola USA Telecommunication 42 Kulsum Plaza. Blue Area. Vast Network throughout the Pakistan. Fashion. Signal Quality 3.1 Strategy and Management Mobilink is led by Zouhair Abdul Khaliq. and villages across Area served Revenue Website Pakistan 250. 2. Due to following reasons 1.2 million USD (3rd quarter.0 Market Power In spite of this competition Mobilink’s price is slightly higher than other connections. 32 . 2006) www. Mobilink has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy. 5000 cities. In comparison. who has been the President and the CEO since June 2003. Currently.mobilinkgsm. Since then.5. Mobilink closed 2005 with more than 11 million subscribers. the subscriber base has increased to more than 24 5. Trend 4. towns.

It also has deployed around 3.000 km of optical cable. Whether the said companies were state-owned giants. it is covering more than 5000+ cities and towns. this system changed to accommodate and facilitate the needs of different users. though. it could not have imagined the extent to which the idea would take off in the country. Siemens NEC and Alcatel 900/1800 MHz 33 . billed accounts were the way to go. that when the company that prided itself on its executive clientele came up with prepaid cards. it is not hard to imagine the motivation behind Mobilink’s decision to launch its offering. Mobilink has 50 Switches and more than 4.Network During the last 13 years. This has involved an investment in the company of more than US$ 1 Billion.900 cell sites and the number keeps growing at a rapid pace. Mobilink has set up one of the largest cellular networks in the country. With the advent of mobile telephony. Switches Radio Base Stations Intelligent Networks Microwave Equipment Operating Frequency Evolving the Prepay Traditionally. The company that is credited with introducing the concept in Pakistan is Mobilink. or private ventures. At the time. So. the company decided to try to grow by targeting the majority that could not afford billed connections. The idea worked pretty well. On the other hand. and Mobilink Jazz came to be. There is little doubt. post-paid billing has always been the method that telecom companies have used for obtaining payments for the services provided. Siemens and Alcatel Motorola and Alcatel. having a cell phone and a post-paid connection was no cheap thing. Currently. Here was where the prepay concept was born.

3 Marketing Management & Mobilink GSM 34 .5.2 BCG GROWTH RATE MATRIX   5.

Without knowing our customer’s needs and wants or understanding demand. They focus on providing better research techniques that enables to understand why and how customers make choices and a better research process. but the way in which the organization could and should use the data. and communicating superior customer value. delivering. Mobilink marketing executive further says that our research process is designed so that we take more care to understand our goals and constraints and use this to deliver better value to our customers. keeping. Mobilink provides excellence in market research through their extensive experience in telecommunication working. The design and outcomes of a market research project have to reflect not just the results from the data. our business will be under constant threat from competitors and may be failing to extract the maximum value from the market. Marketing Research The marketing research process includes the systematic identification. collection. and growing customers through creating. 35 . Market research does not sit in a vacuum. The marketing executive at Mobilink admits that understanding markets and customers is the bedrock on which business planning and strategy is built. based on understanding the business and commercial context.Marketing Management The art and science of choosing target markets and getting. analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of knowledge development and decision making.

CHAPTER NO. 6 Market Management 36 .

Then they work to identify and outline the marketing research project objectives and define the size and source of the survey sample. The next step is to coordinate data collection. Next. Surveys are designed with the marketing research objectives in mind. The innovative and actionable design approaches ensures that study is customized to meet the unique needs of the project. the most appropriate marketing research methodology is determined.1 Marketing research process by Mobilink Effective marketing research in Mobilink consists of 6 steps Step 1: Identifying and defining the problem Step 2: Developing the approach and establishing research design and strategy Step 3: Collecting the data Step 4: Performing data analysis Step 5: Reporting and presentation Step 6: Making a decision Step 1: Identifying and defining the problem The first step is to understand the question(s). It is made sure that the questions address the needs of the project and all surveys are pre-tested to confirm the survey. which need to be answered. instructions and procedures are set up appropriately. The second step is questionnaire development. Step 2: Developing the approach and establishing research design and strategy Mobilink researchers gather data both by primary and secondary means.6. Step 3: Collecting the data 37 .

every effort are made to give the insight that mobilink is the most innovative and progressive telecommunication company in Pakistan. in-person. formatting reports to meeting the internal standards or delivering reports via choice of media. Marketing research studies are continuously monitored by the research team to ensure accuracy. it is the system for collection of data. 38 . Step 5: Reporting and presentation The fifth step is to report the results. through the Internet or by using qualitative research. Mobilink utilizes their extensive statistical and analytical expertise to transform the data into clear.The data is collected via telephone. system. Step 4: Performing data analysis The fourth step is to analyze the data. concise and actionable information. A major problem is getting biased and dishonest answers. As Mobilink is well aware of the fact that data collection phase is prone to errors and inaccuracies so the management tries hard to get that right. tools and techniques with supporting software and hardware which an organization gathers and interprets relevant information from business and environment and turns it into a basis for marketing action. Once collected. So getting true respondents is crucial. Key findings are summarized and a course of action is recommended. Step 6: Making a decision Mobilink uses marketing decision support system to enable its managers to make better decisions. Whether it's providing presentation-ready materials. Our clients have come to rely on our reporting capabilities.

2 Mobilink's Mobile Intelligence Program Mobilink's Mobile Intelligence program is a framework. Mobile Marketing or Mobile Media or a combination of both? Research and due diligence 6. which we apply across our own research and development as well as across all our mobile marketing and mobile media assignments for our clients and partners. This framework underpins our research and thinking on Mobile Communities.5 Creative Development • • Creative and campaign development End user experience and interaction design 39 .6.4 Strategic Planning • • • • Identifying and documenting timeframes. This approach is market proven and has been the foundation for the 100's of mobile products and services that we have developed and managed since January 2001. milestones and business case Integration with new or existing marketing and media activities Legal and compliance issues Strategic partners and distribution channels 6. Mobile Services for the Youth Market and the convergence of Mobile Marketing and Mobile Media The Mobile Intelligence program has 5 key phases: 6.3 Discovery • • • Understanding and identifying the key objectives of the mobile services.

their interests. • • The ability to track customers order history. management and ongoing technical support 6.8 Mobilink Marketing Intelligence • Marketing Intelligence System is a method of collecting and organizing important business information into a useable form for important business marketing purposes. The ability to detect competitor changes to enhance the company’s operation tactics in which area that competitor operates.• • Mobile media production and delivery Integrated mobile marketing and media services 6. and apply that information to better advertising and target marketing. Marketing Intelligence System at mobilink is used for various purposes:• For the ability to forecast sociological and technological changes ahead of time and make the necessary internal changes to adjust to the changing environment of the consumer.7 Program Management • • • • • Client Services Team End user support Ongoing reporting and analysis Proactive ideas and research Roadmap for client development 6.6 Mobile Technology and Implementation • • • • Element Platform and Modules Telecom and messaging infrastructure Use of appropriate technology and mobile content (SMS/MMS/Java/ Ring tones/Icons) Hosting. 40 .

Mobilink views marketing intelligence with three very different components. When we begin an assignment. Financial information sources (Company filings / public & private company data) Newspaper and news resources Patent & trademark resources Government sources Trade & industry sources Demographic data Geographic / Country information & maps. satellite images. management experience. what they know. Questions like “What do we know? What ideas have been generated? What are the drivers that give the business its unique personality?” are answered in order to get the required information. the Intelligence Platform is a way of thinking about who they are. search utilities. Source Categories • • • • • • • • • • • • Search engines. ideas.For Mobilink. It includes data. Trade directories Legal information sources Competitive intelligence database software suppliers Other public information sources     41 . etc. the Intelligence Platform is examined as it is. and judgments. and what they think about the company and the competitive marketplace. etc.

choosing the value. Mobilink’s target market varies with its different product lines e. & Positioning  6. the Mobilink Indigo brand mainly targets the corporate sector of the Pakistani community. Targeting. First. represents the ‘homework’ marketing must do before any product exists. The Jazz Octane is designed to attract youth.9.g. the marketing staff must segment the market. Jazz Budget is aimed at the middle and upper-middle class. a telecommunication service provider emphasizes on being part of a value delivery process. This growth has been further strengthened with brand building activities that have ensured that Jazz 42 . The first phase.9 Segmentation. Mobilink has followed a consistent strategy of growing the network and ensuring that the products are available everywhere. The variables used for segmenting the consumer market demographic as well as psychographic:• • • • Age Income Occupation Social Class 6. Mobilink follows the target selection pattern of full market coverage and develops strategies as per the requirement of the different targeted segments.1 Segmentation Mobilink. while Mobilink World targets the masses with its diverse value added services.2 Targeting The second step of choosing the value is selecting the appropriate target market. It is important to understand that the future of marketing telecommunication services in Pakistan is going to be based on targeted segmentation strategies.9.  6.

10 Competitive Forces The industry structure of Pakistan’s mobile phone service providers is differentiated oligopoly. or services. a small no. The message they want to communicate to the consumer market is that Mobilink is the best solution for telecommunication and can be trusted to provide communication facilities all across the globe where no other service is available. • • • • • • Mobilink GSM Telenor Warid Telecom Ufone Paktel GSM Instaphone 6.3 Positioning Developing the offering’s value positioning is the last part of choosing the value phase of the value delivery process. of large firms producing products partially differentiated along the lines of quality. There are 6 major providers of mobile service in Pakistan. features.11 Mobilink’s Market Share and Role in the Pakistani Market 43 . styling. 6.and Indigo remain synonymous for premium telecommunication services for which they are close to the hearts and minds of the customers.9. 6. Mobilink’s catchphrase “Mobilink… Reshaping Lives” tells all about how they want to position the brand in the minds of their target customers.

even if the market size remains constant. It uses the following strategies to expand the total market:• • • Market-penetration strategy New-market segment strategy Geographical-expansion strategy 6.13 Expanding the Total Market Mobile phone tele-density has increased to 35 per cent with over 53 million users.9% of the total Pakistan market.5% market share and is the market leader. and leads the other firms in price changes. it has to try to increase its market share. The dominant firm gains the most when the total market expands. and promotional intensity.7% of the users untill the end of 2006.14 Defending Market Share 44 . This firm has the largest market share in the relevant product market. Mobilink commands approximately 46. With the introduction of new products into the market and expansion through various rural and urban cities.7% share of the country’s wireless market closely followed by Telenor with 14%. Same is the case with Mobilink.12 Competitive Strategies Being the market leader. Mobilink must find ways to expand total market demand. new-product introductions. first. Second. The market growth still has 65 percent potential if not more. Third.Pakistan’s largest cellular provider maintains a tremendous growth rate despite the deregulated market. Mobilink continues to capitalize on its position in the market. 6. the number of customers continues to grow. as Pakistan’s population is over 150 million. It is followed by Ufone which has 20. 6. Paktel had 2. Despite complaints about quality and connectivity issues. Warid claims a 15. it must protect its current market share through good defensive and offensive actions. distribution coverage.

Campaign tactics include as an instant response mechanism to TV and poster campaigns. Delivering: • • • • • Direct marketing channel to customers Clean. Direct. uncluttered environment to maximize the impact of the marketing message Context and time relevant marketing medium Instant response mechanism delivering true one to one communication A digital medium enabling deep campaign measurement and analysis Mobilink marketers are deploying the mobile to strategically drive customer acquisition. actionable. engaging and instantly rewarding for consumers. as a direct medium to drive awareness in targeted demographics and for instant win for on or off pack promotions. responsive and measurable. • • • • How does the target market currently use mobile? The effective integration of the campaign across multiple elements of the marketing mix Ensuring a positive customer experience as a key driver for response and uptake Building long term value out of data collection 45 . mobile marketing is emerging as a key element of the marketing mix for Mobilink.The rapid growth in mobile phone ownership has opened a new. The unique and personal nature of mobile communication dictates an approach that is clear. retention and improved relationships to defend its market share. Mobile marketing integrates across the marketing mix to drive the effectiveness of both above and below the line activities. mass marketing channel for marketers to reach their target market. Engaging and effective mobile marketing campaigns reflect an understanding of the existing mobile habits of the target market.

15 Company Orientation While a company has to keep a watch on its competitors. Same is the case with Mobilink. it can decide which customer groups and emerging trends are the most important to serve given its resources and objectives. By monitoring customer needs. A customer centered company is in a better position to identify new opportunities and set a course that promises to deliver long-run profits.• Operating within the regulatory and legal guidelines for mobile marketing 6. 46 . Mobilink strongly favors a customer-centered orientation and considers itself to be a customer-centered company.

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Place 4. The company prepares an offering mix of products. public relations. McCarthy has classified these tools into four broad groups. direct marketing. called the four Ps of marketing: 1. events. Mobilink has been continuously investing in network resources and improving its marketing mix so that its vast customer base can be satisfied and expanded. Product 2. and personal selling to reach the trade channels and the target customers.7. and experiences.1 MARKETING MIX THE 4 PS Marketing mix It is the set of marketing tools a firm uses to pursue its marketing objectives. and prices. which must be made for influencing the trade channels as well as the final consumers. Promotion Mobilink management understands the importance of the marketing mix and its decisions. As a popular brand there is a lot that is expected from the company and the management strives hard to ensure that the promises are kept. services. and utilizes a communication mix of advertising. Price 3. The four Ps of Mobilink’s marketing mix are explained ahead in detail. 48 . sales promotion.

appreciate only the finer things in life. like you. • • • • Mobilink Indigo Mobilink Jazz Mobilink World Mobilink PCO 7. 2004 under the brand name.7. The brand delicately caters to the need of its customers.1. symbolizing the vision of connecting the subscribers in every aspect of life. who. 7. Indigo ignited an evolution in the communication industry redefining the essence of the post-paid services in Pakistan.1 PRODUCT 7.1 Mobilink Product Lines Mainly there are four product lines of Mobilink with each having separate target markets and positioning. Indigo says: “In life you come across some exceptional people.1 Mobilink Indigo Mobilink re-launched its postpaid services on the 11th of May. When it comes to creating a bond and staying connected to them count on Indigo for its unrivalled premium post – paid connectivity to get you through”.2 Indigo Offerings • • • • • • Indigo BlackBerry Citi Mobilink Credit Card Call& Control Indigo Reward Indigo Genie 49 .1. Indigo.

Introducing Blackberry connect through which businessmen can take their office anywhere.1. targeting specifically those enthusiastic teenagers. That is why Indigo customers are loyal to the brand and hesitate to switch to other connections. 7. 7. Who doesn’t want fun or music but want a brand that is “Competent” and Indigo is well satisfying the desires of its corporate customers.1.5 Jazz Offerings • • • • • • • Jazz Budget Jazz Octane Jazz Ladies first Jazz Easy Jazz Share Jazz Load Jazz Advance 7. share attachments etc.1. lower rates and a package that matches their personality.6 TARGET MARKET Jazz Budget 50 .4 Mobilink Jazz Jazz is an exciting and energetic offering of Mobilink. wishing to enjoy freedom. quality and a brand image that suits their personality. middle class and the youth market of the country. It can be said that Indigo enjoys the benefits of a monopoly in the corporate sector. fun.1.7.3 Target Market Indigo targets the upper business class that is not concerned with the cost but want convenience.

shopping discounts etc. discount rates and lower air time rates for three numbers. Jazz Ladies First Specifically designed for ladies (housewives) who along with their routine work want to have recipes. they also benefit tremendously from the fabulous rates to call on any other network. beauty tips.. “Happy hours” with only 0..enhancing energy in their personality of youth with low SMS rates. Jazz Octane Targets those customers who want to have fun in their daily life.. 7...) Jazz Easy Jazz Easy customers can enjoy calling at amazingly low call rates for Mobilink numbers.7 Mobilink World 51 . Jazz Advance Targets Jazz Family Members with Additional balance benefit to help them talk some more! Jazz Load Jazz Load allows to recharge Jazz account in variable denominations..1. anywhere.40 /30 seconds. (Also lower rates for special numbers..Target market is those young boys and girls who want to stay in touch with their friends and family all the time but with cheaper rates. Jazz Share An exciting new service targeting the Jazz family Members and allows them to share balance anytime.

Whether it's a Bolo SMS you want to send to a friend or ring tone you want to download to customize your phone with. Mobilink World has something special for them. Mobilink World has something special just for you.1.8 Mobilink World Offerings • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mobi Safe Holy Sayings Corporate SMS Mobi Greetings SMS Scheduler SMS Game Time Bolo SMS Mobitunes G:i:30 WAP Portal Mobilink Edge Mind Reader CricVideo International SMS Chat Ring Tone Club 7. 7.9 Target Market Mobilink World is the Value Added Services Brand for Mobilink and its target market is its whole customer base: “Mobilink World services are not just fun. Whether it's a Bolo SMS they want to send to a friend or a ring tone they want to download to customize their phone with. but also help its customers with their business needs. but also help you with your business needs.1. These services are not just fun.Mobilink World is the Value Added Services Brand for Mobilink.” 52 .

Mobilink PCO does not only give its consumers higher returns on a very low investment but it also creates a world of better prospects in terms of a consistent source of income for them. throughout Pakistan whether the remotest deserts of Sindh or the spectacular peaks up north expect unparallel coverage from your Mobilink PCO” With this unit customers experience even higher returns even though the investment in terms of capital is very minimal. Mobilink PCO is a fixed wireless phone that has special PCO functions capability. • • • Exceptional coverage and the ease of its wireless technology-carry it wherever you wish Load the free jazz card provided and embark on a successful business venture right away Benefits from after sales services 7.11 Parental Control Phone Disney D100 53 . It's a complete selfemployment solution for the people of Pakistan.7. Mobilink PCO claims “Wherever you are. a revolution in its own right that shall surely set apace the way its consumers communicate at the grass root level.1. Mobilink PCO no doubt is a world of opportunities within itself. fulfilling their dreams and aspirations.1. This latest venture from Mobilink is aimed at bringing prosperity and happiness for all the people throughout Pakistan. It consists of two LCD's that helps customers to keep a tap on the duration and the costing of the calls they make.10 Mobilink PCO For the first time ever Mobilink has brought Mobilink PCO.

This is the first time a cellular company in Pakistan has launched a mobile phone that will meet the communication and security needs of parents. changing social trends and feedback received by Mobilink through this research led the market leader to co-launch a safe and secure solution for parents. With the help of this new feature. The D100 will come with both four and twelve button keypads that are interchangeable to adapt the handset to the capability of the child. people rely on Mobilink 54 . Donald Duck. which is why it is believed to be expensive as compare to other telecommunication service providers. Furthermore. Mobilink services give parents complete control over their child’s phone expenditure thus making it a cost-effective resource. Winnie the Pooh and Tinker Bell. After conducting market research and realizing the growing needs of working parents to stay in touch with their children using mobile phones. including Mickey Mouse. It is also protected in that it does not feature Bluetooth or a camera and cannot access any type of multimedia content or website. animated screensavers and wallpapers. Disney’s licensee and partner. Having the largest customer base in the country with the fact that its service is available in the remote areas of Pakistan as well. Mobilink in collaboration with Disney has introduced this innovative solution to the Pakistani market. The features of the new Mobilink-Disney D100 allow complete parental control on all outgoing and incoming calls and text messages.2 PRICING Mobilink is the undisputed market leader. thus enabling parents to keep a check on the list of people the child is communicating with. The D100 has been developed for Disney by Dubai based Broad link Research. parents can control who the child can correspond with. Moreover. The handset features embedded Disney ring tones.Mobilink and Disney have launched a parental-controlled mobile phone for children. 7. the phone is easy to use as it provides the child with a one-key option to reach parents. The handsets are available featuring popular Disney characters.

Mobilink has the largest subscriber base in Pakistan with 24 million customers.99 Freedom Plan 2 0.00 0.50 1.63 Freedom Plan 3+ 0.50 30 55 . Tariff Details for Mobilink Products Indigo Indigo Freedom Plans Details Weekend Tariffs F&F Charges Air Time Charges Free Minutes Line Rent SMS Free SMS   Charge Freedom Plan 1 0.50 Freedom Plan 4 0.50 N/A Rs/min 2.75 0. Mobilink recently started GPRS services with RS.75 25 1200 1500 0.40 Rs/min Rs/min 0.00 15 400 400 1. 500/ month of unlimited usage which is a treat for GRPS users who want to take their office with them.63 0.00 20 800 900 0.00 1.25 1. Mobilink provides them with this facility with fairly reasonable charges.99 leading to the fact that Mobilink charges higher compared to its competitors.60 Monthly Rs Rs/msg Monthly 0 0 1.00 10 100 100 1.75 Freedom Plan 3 0.

1.90 / 30 seconds Rs.75 / 30 seconds Rs. 1. 0. 0.5 / SMS 56 . Jazz Jazz Budget Tariffs Details Outgoing calls to any Mobilink number during selected Happy Hour Window * Outgoing to 3 F&F Mobilink numbers Outgoing calls to any Mobilink number Outgoing calls to all mobile networks in Pakistan Outgoing calls to all Landline numbers in Pakistan SMS (Jazz to Mobilink) SMS (Jazz to other networks) Rates Rs. 1. 0.25 / 30 seconds Rs.0 / SMS Rs. 1.40 / 30 seconds Rs.25 / 30 seconds Rs.

1. 0. 2.50 / min 3 (Three) Rs. 15 + tax / Modification 57 .10 / min Rs.50 / min Rs. 1. 2. 2.5 / SMS Rs.99 / min Rs.Jazz Easy Tariffs Details Outgoing calls to any 3 Friends & Family Mobilink numbers* Outgoing calls to any Mobilink Number Outgoing calls to all mobile networks in Pakistan Outgoing calls to all Landline numbers in Pakistan F&F Numbers Offered SMS (Jazz to Mobilink) SMS (Jazz to other networks) F&F numbers addition/modification *   Rates Rs.0 / SMS Rs.

Any Mobilink number Outgoing calls . 2.99 / min Rs.50 / min Rs.75 / min Rs. 2.99 / min 20 paisas / SMS 50 paisas / SMS any Mobilink number *** SMS . 0.99 / min Rs.To Landline numbers (inclusive of interconnect charges) Outgoing calls . 1.00 58 . 2. 0.Other mobile networks (inclusive of interconnect charges) SMS .All Mobilink numbers ** Outgoing Calls to any 3 F&F Mobilink numbers* Outgoing calls .Jazz Octane Tariffs Details Late Night Option .to any other network in Pakistan Daily Charges   Rates Rs.

1. 30 / month Rs.99 / min Rs.00 / SMS Rs.00 / SMS Rs.To Landline numbers (inclusive of interconnect charges) Outgoing calls . 2.Any mobilink number SMS .Any Mobilink number (1st Minute) Outgoing calls . Jazz Ladies First Tariffs Details Outgoing calls .Any Mobilink number ( 3pm-6pm ) Outgoing calls .99 / min Rs. 2. 1.50 / min Rs. 2.Other mobile networks (inclusive of interconnect charges) SMS based Value Added Services Subscription SMS (Push based Value Added Services) SMS .Any Mobilink number (2nd minute onwards) Outgoing calls .50 / min Rs. 1.50 / SMS 59 . 2.Any other network Rates Rs. 1.50 / min Rs.

0. They have offered prepaid connections like Jazz Octane. as different market segments are targeted the prices must be offered in such a way that suits the targeted segments.1 but have used psychological pricing to attract customers. which has reached maturity and is the market leader.99/min.Pricing Strategies Mobilink uses psychological pricing. 60 . Jazz Octane offers SMS rates as low as 25 paisas/msg and late night option rates at Rs 1. there prices are somewhat higher than its competitors like PTCL Wireless and World Call Wireless (at introduction). which can be afforded by the people not having very high incomes. Jazz Budget and Jazz Ladies First. Mobilink is the only telecommunication network in Pakistan. outgoing calls at any 3 Mobilink numbers cost Rs. They made use of psychological pricing also by offering free roaming facility during Hajj. Though. Mobilink is not using competitive pricing strategy because they are enjoying the market leadership in Pakistan.g. This is why. Mobilink is doing exactly the same. They have set their target price on consumer perception of the product value e. The package has been launched with a fresh look and tariffs tailored specifically for the masses. listen to beauty tips and recipes at relatively lower rates.50/min and many other facilities at attractive rates. Jazz   Budget Package is an economical way to talk to any Mobilink number in Pakistan. the prices of these packages are relatively higher than the prepaid packages of other telecommunication networks but still attractive. It has announced another ground breaking first of its kind offer with the re-launch of Jazz Budget. They haven’t set the price exactly on Re. At maturity. Jazz Ladies First is a package designed specially for ladies through which they can shop. Warid (at growth) and Paktel (at decline).

One of the key highlights of this package is the ‘Happy Hour’. Mobilink is earning maximum profits by enabling people from different target segments to become a part of the largest cellular network in Pakistan. Mobilink is also offering postpaid connections with the name of Mobilink Indigo. Keeping in view the fact that Mobilink customers make 7 out of every 10 calls to a Mobilink number. Jazz customers can now call US and a number of other Zone 1 destinations on Jazz local outgoing rate! Mobilink is also offering "Zabardast GPRS Offer" which allows Mobilink customers to use GPRS just for RS. popular within the business class. and has been developed keeping the communication needs of the Pakistani people in mind.100/year. In this way. the new package is specifically customized to offer customers the lowest rates to call the largest mobile network in Pakistan. 61 . which is bound to hit a chord with the nation.

Lahore.3. In 2003 mobilink invested upwards of US$ 200 million in improving their network and services.900 cell sites and the number keeps growing at a rapid pace. over 820 cell sites and new IN platforms for better coverage and connectivity.7. Today mobilink is confident that it has all the essential building blocks in place to take the dream forward and to play a leadership role in the rapid growth and development of telecommunication industry in Pakistan. In upcoming years mobilink is trying to invest in technological upgrades. and villages across Pakistan. Currently. superior customer services. 7. towns. and improved coverage. Islamabad and in other cities of Pakistan where well trained staff is geared to answer complaints and queries. For Mobilink. Mobilink is covering more than 5000+ cities and towns. last year was a bit difficult as they struggled to grow as quickly as the market itself.1 Marketing Network During the last 13 years. Mobilink have already put in 7 switches. Mobilink also have deployed around 3. Mobilink has set up one of the largest cellular networks in the country.000 km of optical cable. Mobilink customers remain their priority and in an effort to enrich their lives Mobilink have put in place state-of-the-art call centers in Karachi. covering more than 5000+ cities. This has involved an investment in the company of more than US$ 1 Billion.2 Coverage Mobilink provides the widest coverage network. Mobilink have 50 Switches and more than 4. Mobilink is constantly expanding their nationwide franchise and distribution network and upgrading them to offer customer services so that the customers can find a Mobilink contact as near to them as possible.3 PLACE 7.3. and a new billing system is in the process of commissioning. It connects over 24 million family 62 .

Mobilink provide its services in urban areas as well as towns and villages. and villages across Pakistan.3 Nationwide coverage Mobilink provide true nationwide coverage in more than 5000+ cities. and it is claimed by the management that soon the only other thing covering Pakistan more than Mobilink would be the clear blue sky. towns.members every second of the day with exceptional voice quality due to its broad coverage. • • • • • • • Punjab Sindh Balochistan NWFP Capital AJK FATA 7. The type of coverage service Mobilink provides is divided into three main categories: • • • PHYSICAL PRESENCE (Mobilink has physical infrastructure in the area) INDOOR SPILLOVER COVERAGE (High coverage level in adjoining area) OUTDOOR SPILLOVER COVERAGE (Medium coverage level in adjoining area) 7. Mobilink also provides true International Roaming in over 100 countries with more than 300 partner operators worldwide.3. The regions where Mobilink provide International Roaming are as 63 .3. The coverage is expanding day by day. In nationwide Mobilink provide services in following areas.4 International Roaming Along with nationwide coverage.

11. 6. 13. 9.Mobile Wataniya Orange OceanCell MCP mCel Sonatel C&W MTN 900/1800 900 1800 900 1800 900/1800 900 850 900 64 . 2. • • • • • • • • United States Canada Caribbean Europe Middle East Africa Asia Australia Mobilink International Partners A list of recent partners is given below: Sr. Country Name Jamaica UAE Cyprus N/A United Kingdom Maldives Switzerland N/A Maritime Roaming Mozambique Senegal Panama Ivory Coast Operator Name Digicel du Areeba Frequency 900/1800 900/1800 900/1800 GSM on the Ship 900/1800 T . 12. Through satellite communication the Mobilink connection can be used in areas where there is no GSM coverage. 7.follows. 10. 5. 3. 4. Mobilink’s roaming partnership with Thuraya has further enhanced international roaming coverage. # 1. 8.

29. 24. 20. 27. 30. 25. 16. Distribution channel contain set of interdependent organizations involved in the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by the consumer or business users.” 65 .14. 21. 17. Mobilink supplies its product range to intermediaries with involvement of its “Commercial and Sales Department. 15. Mobilink also distributes its product to end user with help of intermediaries as well as it distributes its product directly to customers. 18. 22. 26. 19. Oman Brunei Ukraine Portugal Uzbekistan South Africa Argentina Jordan Uruguay Belgium Sri Lanka El Salvador Armenia Saudi Arabia Tajikistan Italy Germany Nawras DST UMC Optimus Coscom Vodacom CTI Movil Xpress CTI Movil BASE Mobitel CTE Personal K Telecom Etihad Etisalat Indigo (North) Wind O2 900 900 900/1800 900/1800 900/1800 900 1900 iDEN 1900 1800 1800 1900 900/1800 900 900 900/1800 1800 7.4 Promotion Mobilink provide its service products directly to customers or with help of intermediaries involved in distributing its product. 28. 23.

service centers. However mobilink follow both intensive and exclusive distribution strategies. towns. Mobilink provides the most extensive network coverage footprint across Pakistan through an integrated technology infrastructure in more than 5. These Franchises.1 Logistic Management & Mobilink In today’s global marketplace. and countless remote destinations. at a right time. Providing its prepaid cards in every corner of the city helps mobilink to satisfy the need of consumer and to gain customer satisfaction. But Mobilink provides its prepaid cards to almost all the markets and consumer shops.000 cities. and in the right place. service centers.Mobilink authorizes limited number of dealers to deliver its service product. and sales offices. including International Roaming in 100 countries through 300 partner operators. Physical distribution and logistics effectiveness has a major impact on both the customer satisfaction and company costs.4. Companies must decide on the best way to store.2 Distribution Strategy of Mobilink There are three types of distribution strategies. second Extensive Distribution and third is Selective Distribution. handle and move their products and services so that they are available to customers in the right assortment. 7. selling a product is sometime easier than getting it to customers. Mobilink also tries to be best in physical distribution and logistics effectiveness. While providing its Jazz prepaid cards Mobilink follow Intensive Distribution strategy means that stocking Jazz prepaid cards in as many outlets as possible. and sales offices are given by the right of providing its service product by Mobilink itself. However mobilink deliver its Sims to customer with help of Franchises. Mobilink is best in logistic management and physical distribution from its competitors. 7. villages.4. First Intensive Distribution. SIM Cards of indigo and Mobilink PCO Sets as well as Prepaid cards) Mobilink follow Extensive 66 . While providing its service products (like SIM Cards of Jazz.

The members of distribution channel are linked closely in creating customer value and building customer relationship. dealers or customers. Financial standing. The main reason for using third party logistic provider by Mobilink is that it is useful for Low Fixed Investments.4. Different courier service providers are the Mobilink third party logistic providers.3 Logistic partnership and Mobilink Companies must also work with other channel partners to improve whole channel distribution.4 Third party Logistics & Mobilink Most business perform their own logistics functions.Distribution strategy means that it gives limited number of dealers the right to deliver its product.5 Advertising Media Companies can do more than make good products—they must inform consumers about product benefits and carefully position products in 67 . Mobilink management builds logistic partnership to achieve customer value and building customer satisfaction with different courier services. motivates & evaluates channel members thought Interviews.4. Training and Reports. However growing number of firms now outsource some or all of their logistics to Third Party Logistics providers. 7. The courier companies by which Mobilink has partnered are as follows: • • • TCS OCS UPS 7. Mobilink also use Third Party Logistic provider for transportation of shipment of its service products to warehouses. 7. Mobilink selects.

Billboards and Print Media: The Company has come up with elaborate campaigns. Advertising Goal The chief advertising goal of Mobilink is to increase its customer base and to stimulate more usage. It is advertising heavily to be heard and to constantly remind its target market to go for Mobilink. sales force. To do this. 68 . they must skillfully use the promotion tools of advertising. Advertising Budget Since the competition is intense in the telecommunication market. Mobilink’s actual advertising budget was not disclosed by the management. and radio advertising media to disseminate its message and to build a brand preference but the most preferred is television since this medium is the most powerful. billboards and posters to promote Indigo. sales promotion. their post-paid brand. Mobilink has a significant advertising budget. However. and personal selling. direct marketing. reaches a broad spectrum of consumers and has the maximum customer impact. print. public relations.consumers’ minds. Reminder Advertising: To stimulate the repeat purchase of its Jazz and Indigo brands. Media Mobilink is using television. • • Radio: It has a relatively large listeners’ base and so is an effective way to communicate the message. Mobilink is currently using: • • Information Advertising: To create brand awareness and knowledge of its Mobilink World brand.

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Wasim Akram. Along with its service debut. The national print and broadcast ads are designed to be localized. is designed to demonstrate the new service’s simplicity and convenience. The national campaign is supplemented by local and regional ad campaigns produced by the Mobilink licencees. Mobilink launched a nationwide campaign composed of television commercials and print ads. It was at this point that the true evolution of prepay began. Mobilink has made a conscious effort of strongly placing it on the “image” platform and mapping it in the prospects mind making it a prestigious brand. The Indigo Campaign: In its Indigo campaign. Strong Brand Ambassadors: Mobilink in its advertising went on a different route (now copied by competitors) by starring the most charismatic superstars in its advertisements. Shaan. and an expressive color and lightning palette. The Jazz Campaign: The current prepaid Jazz campaign has brought Mobilink’s image to the masses and is more on the ‘functional’ platform. When competition was introduced in the Pakistani market. Vaneeza Ahmad. Strings. Iman Ali. and Shahid Afridi are some of celebrities associated with Mobilink.Advertising Campaigns The advertising theme “Mobilink: It’s simply a way to communicate”. The tested method of having a pretty face holding a Jazz card makes its advertising campaigns booming. but also has a great deal to do with the campaigns that Mobilink comes up with. The TV ads exude energy and liveliness. the high frequency and visibility makes these advertisements noticeable which results into increased brand awareness and brand loyalty boosting sales. Interestingly. The success of Mobilink has not only to do with its increased offerings. It was more than apparent that every 71 . it reenforces Mobilink’s early perception of being the brand for the image conscious (peer leader) which gives the impression that Indigo is an ‘enhanced’ step further in this direction. Zainab Qayyum.

The belated foray of Mobilink into the youth market has met with promising early success.single customer was important and every single subscriber was vital. Mobilink went a slightly different route. Mobilink finally decided to raise the profile of Jazz. and the new package offers quite a bit. It can be argued that the old woman’s name is Mobilink. Almost immediately. But with the competition getting intense. Iman Ali joined other famous models as being a Jazz Girl. The tariff wars between the providers initially caused Mobilink to offer WAP on Jazz. At first. The early success of Octane has not only to do with its increased offerings. and instead of targeting the large youth market. and Jazz Ladies First has met tremendous success. The Mobilink World Campaign: Mobilink World being the value added service brand for Mobilink has been started with an elaborate campaign with TV advertisements and print ads. the ad showed an old woman embracing the youthful abandon that Octane is shown to offer. Perhaps most effectively and symbolically. Later the introduction of such packages as Jazz Budget. Mobilink launched Jazz Octane. Finally. but also has a great deal to do with the campaign that Mobilink came up with. Sales Promotion Mobilink uses different types of sales promotion method such as: Consumer promotions In order to kindle greater and quicker purchases Mobilink is carrying out the following consumer promotion activities including special deals such as: 72 . continued to use it’s tried and tested method of having a pretty face holding a Jazz card. in February 2006. the marketing and advertising improved. and a more conscious effort was made towards trying to reach out to every aspect of the consumer market. and then to slash prices and improve its quality. a package ‘designed for the communication needs and lifestyle of the Pakistani youth segment’.

Mobilink Jazz International Rooming Free Hajj Umra Ramazan offer 73 . across all networks are charged as local calls. Recharging their Mobilink Jazz connection between 18th May 2007 and 18th June 2007 will give them 100% free airtime (if the customers have not recharged in the year 2007). An example of its current bonus offer is: Bonus on Recharge: Mobilink brings an exciting offer for its Jazz customers. Bonuses & Free Airtimes: Mobilink has been offering a number of bonuses to its consumers.• • Indigo Freedom Plan: this deal offers certain benefits of which two are:Friends & Family: This feature is available to the customers on any three Mobilink numbers (Jazz and Indigo) which can be added into F&F list by calling the help line at 111. • • • Local Rates: According to this freedom plan across Pakistan. all call.

A few events sponsored by Mobilink are given below. Golf Organized for Premium Consumers by Mobilink Indigo Brand 74 . These items are given as gifts to customers by salespeople. Trade Shows: mobilink actively participates in trade shows in order to enhance its business promotions. sports events and community welfare. It sponsors movie premieres. • • Sales Contests: Mobilink actively carries out yearly sales contests in order to motivate the sales force to put in greater effort. Mobilink practices event sponsorship. radios.7 Event Sponsorship To enhance its corporate image. Topics like ‘Increasing Prepaid ARPU in Price Sensitive Markets’ and sessions on micro payment plans for low income markets were discussed in detail. The speakers included individuals from Mobilink GSM in Pakistan and Telemig Celular in Brazil. It took part in the usual trade-show presentations of Asia Pacific Billing and Revenue Management Week.7.6 Business and Sales Force Promotions Mobilink also carries out business and sales force promotions on frequent basis. This event has a particularly interesting through line of taking services to understand markets. mugs. concerts. and candles. • Specialty Advertising: Mobilink uses certain items imprinted with its logo as well advertising messages such as calendars. caps. • • • • • Jazz 3000 Minutes + 3000 SMS Offer! Samsung Gets Roadshow Going in Karachi wi-tribe sponsors P@SHA ICT Awards 2010 PTA Reports Massive Violations by Telcos in Selling SIMs PTCL’s Student Broadband Package Promo Extended! 7.

Khaliq. Mobilink management believes that:75 . 2007 Mobilink Pakistan organized an invitational Club Indigo Golf Tournament exclusively for Mobilink’s corporate customers.” Club Indigo is responsible for building relationships with its exclusive clientele. providing quality entertainment to its customers.9 Direct Marketing Mobilink also uses direct channels to reach its customers without using marketing middlemen. 7. through superior customer services. but this does not stop us from doing more for our customers.8 Other Sports Events Recently Mobilink also held an invitational tennis tournament in Karachi and has organized and sponsored various sports events across Pakistan. These channels include direct mail.On May 4. SMS marketing creates one-on-one communication with the market. Expressing his views on the Indigo Club tournament. the President and CEO of Mobilink said. catalogues. The golf tournament was organized at the Islamabad Golf Club by Mobilink Indigo Club. “Needless to say we are the leaders in the telecom sector.10 SMS Marketing Mobilink uses SMS marketing to send messages directly to customers. we strive to set higher standards for all in the business. 7. Through Club Indigo we ensure the maximum level of customer satisfaction for our corporate accounts and establish concrete relationships through tailor-made services and special offers for our major clients. Zouhair A. tele marketing as well as e-marketing. Mobilink also uses a very unique technique to reach its customers directly. It aimed at bringing the top executives from the corporate sector at one of the most popular greens of the city. including cricket and Polo tournaments. 7.

7.12 Mobilink’s Website Mobilink has paid special attention to the “context” & “content” of its website to encourage repeat visits.“Today’s consumers are mobile and today’s marketing must reflect that. 76 . Plus. this method has 100% penetration.” As SMS is one of the largest platform to reach consumers and almost every mobile phone is SMS enabled. thus increasing the success rate of the brand. SMS is also a cost-effective way to communicate. SMS targets end consumers directly via their mobile phones and compels them to take action in order to enjoy a promotion. 7.11 Electronic Marketing Mobilink finds it electronic marketing very important and highly accountable.

77 .Mobilink’s website not only has attractive design and layout but is also very interesting and easy to navigate.

The logo which is not only Influential & Exhilarating but a sure head turner and is doing wonders in touching hearts and assuring absolute strength in the brand.Context: The alluring color scheme used in the layout of website make it worth navigating. The savior is the icon (ball) that pitches in a rave of energy and suggest a motion for the brand ID. The choice of color itself has a table to tell.12. • • Indigo: a combination of basic blue suggests the vibes of blue dream. Red: illustrates passion of blood. 7. It includes: • • • • •  Fun • • • • • • • • • • Mustt Tones (polyphonic tones) Double mustt tones (true tones) Music Videos Wallpapers Greeting Cards Java Games Animation Today’s Special Color Logos Mobile themes Info News Weather Business Mobilink GSM updates 78 .1 Content: The content is also the heart of the website.

12. These ads are placed on targeted and frequently viewed websites. Mobilink fast paced growth is fueled by the foundation of innovation and the relentless work of 4000 dynamic team members. For example “smspk.2 Online Ads and Promotions Online ads and promotions tools such as banners ads and search related ads are being used by Mobilink GSM. Banners are also placed on related websites such as those which support web to SMS. 79 .13 Mobilink’s Sales Force Sales force serves as the companies personal links to the” 7. Sports • • • • •  Media • TV Commercials of Mobilink Cricket Updates Football Golf Tennis Others  Tools • • • • • • Yahoo MSN Google MSN Messenger Hotmail Gmail 7.

7. 7.13. The have the passion and the spirit to challenge the norms.3 Sales Force Compensation Mobilink has attractive compensation packages for its sales force. Along with a fixed amount i.e.13. 7. Benefits such as paid leaves as well as accident benefits are also offered to the sales force.2 Sales force Structure Mobilink’s sales force manages following types of sales force: • • • Technical and Application Engineers Service Personal Distributor Sales Force 7.5 Success Factors of Mobilink Mobilink is still the Market Leader and its success factors include: 80 . They play a strong role in improving customer profitability.13. and so they are the part of winning team. 7.13.1 Sales Force Objective: The chief objective of Mobilink’s sales force is not only to encourage sales but also to diagnose customer’s problem and to propose an effective solution thus satisfying them completely.4 Training the sales Representatives Since Mobilink realize that a professional sales force plays a key role in developing and growing customers. it trains its sales representatives to effectively convince the customers by using effective screening techniques.The sales force members are some of the best talent in the country and can be distinguished from others on the basis of their convincing power. they are also offered variable amounts such as lucrative commissions.13. salaries.

the premier Oil and Lubricants Company. 90 motorcycles. 2011 – Mobilink Jazz recently partnered with Shell Rimula to give its lucky customers the chance to win lots of valuable prizes. today jointly announced the winners of the 6th to 9th lucky drawsfor their joint promotional campaign which offered its respective customers a chance to participate and win a multitude of prizes. thousands of free minutes and SMS’s! Our heartiest congratulations goes out to the lucky winners on winning their prizes. Shell Rimula packs and for new Jazz customers. The customers would not only instantly win a 4 litre Shell Rimula pack but also be entered into a Lucky Draw to get the chance to win 9 tractors. Each Shell Rimula pack contained a code which the customers would have to scratch and SMS to 660 through their Jazz SIM.• • • Innovative Products Excellent Customer Services Best Coverage among cellular operators 7.14 Joint Venture with Shell July 29 . In the ceremony 4 tractors and 40 81 . the most affordable packages and the most value-filled offers. Mobilink Pakistan’s market leader in cellular services and a part of Orascom Telecom Holding and Shell Pakistan Ltd. Mobilink Jazz always strives to provide its customers with the best connectivity. .

motorcycles were given away via the lucky draws. 82 . .

8 Tasks Performed During Internship 83 .CHAPTER NO.

ABL. Whom I done my Internship My Duties During Internship 8. Accomplishments. 84 .1 LEARNING AS A STUDENT INTERN In this chapter. In the end of this chapter.2 DAILY ACTIVITIES Creating Opening Cash Position Updating the balances of the major current and saving accounts maintained by Mobilink. I discussed about my duties during internship. these include accounts maintained in CITI. new knowledge gained during exercise of practical life. problems which encountered in the way of completion of my targets are briefly discussed.TASKS PERFORMED DURING INTERNSHIP 8. DB ACBL. I talked about my experience and how this experience impacts my career. HBL.

Furthermore balances are also taken of accounts from whom any payment may be due. 85 . MCB. to assess the funds. Updating the cheque float. Furthermore. this includes adding new cheques released on that day. to be transferred on the next day. is received from the accounts payable department and then using the DB direct & CITI bank’s website to see the cheques that have been cleared from the CITI’s current accounts maintained in Islamabad. The information is received from the operations department within the finance department. The information of the new cheques released. NIB. UBL. NBP. Lahore and Karachi.SCB. the information is only updated 2 or 3 times a week. and as the information of more than 500 franchises and sales centers is not easy to get daily. FBL and RBS. Some accounts are to be adjusted like SCB account is to be adjusted to the lien marked amount. updating the cash in hand section as and when information is received.

the 35% and the 65% amount of the amount. Furthermore original transfer letters were also needed to be sent out to the respective banks and also updating the payments file daily were some of the other tasks performed daily. which shows the total remitted amount. transfer letters are prepared to transfer funds to the bank in which they are required. The instructions for fund transfers are on the same day pay order basis and all instructions to the banks are forwarded through fax and then confirmed. in both foreign currency and Pakistani rupee. with the original notification letter and then sent to Citi bank to go through with the transaction. I had to make all these letters and then send them to the bank. Occasional Activities Encashment As soon as Citi bank provides us with a notification on an encashment. Lastly a Form R is made to notify the SBP that 65%of the total amount has been converted to Pakistani rupee. United Bank. an inward remittance rate sheet is made. Other Activities Filing the photocopies of the transfer letters that were faxed daily was another task that I performed. issuing them the authority to convert and transfer the 65% of the encashment into the account and also transferring the 35% of the amount to the dollar account of Mobilink. International Payments As stated earlier. as stated by the foreign exchange ordinance of Pakistan and lastly all the above letters are attached. international payments are made either on international roaming charges or international charges made by the different departments 86 . to convert the 65% of the total amount to Pakistani rupee. When the bank provides us with the detail. Furthermore a letter to Citibank is also made. all major collections. As part of my internship. that comes from four major banks. which includes Allied Bank. a conversion rate is asked.Cash Transfers After calculating the amount of liability to be paid out from various banks on the following day. Habib Bank and Standard Chartered. is transferred to Askari Bank daily. Furthermore.

I had to make these letters of authorization. which is used for inter department expenditures and approvals.of Mobilink. or any other expense. during my internship with Barclays and UBL. the department issues an letter to the bank for the payment. with the completion form and the original invoice. 87 . As part of my internship tasks. a payment order and a purchase requisition or the original invoice for non departmental expenditures. These letters are then forwarded to the bank. As a task. which gives them the authority to debit our PKR account and buy the foreign currency at a conversion rate agreed. Credit Cards Credit card of SCB AMEX are provided to all directors and above of the company and when they want to either increase their limits or wanted to give out advance payment s into their credit cards because they were going abroad. Account Opening Mobilink often open accounts as to help out with operation. Furthermore a Form M is also submitted to bank. letter of authorization are sent to the Relationship manager handling the Mobilink AMEX card. including the amounts and all banking details like the SWIFT No. The main items provided to these bank included the Memorandum and Articles of Association. Board Resolution. all the main items were provided to the banks. All these documents are attested by the company secretary of Mobilink and are provided to the bank. As part of my internship. These letters of authorizations are made after discussions with the HOD and his final signing of the letters. Letter of Incorporation. for the transaction to take place. Form 29. with the bank account opening form and request letter from Mobilink. including. beneficiary bank name and the account title. As soon as our department receives the Payment Authorization Form (PAF). I had to make all these letters and then send them to the bank. which shows tells about the director of a company and the NIC or passports of all the people in the board of resolution and NTN certificate.

3 MONTH END ACTIVITIES Interest Income Sheet Each month all the banks to which interest was accrued are calculated. 2 Subscriber identity module 88 . 8. all the balances are added to the interest income sheet and the interest income is calculated. First all of the bank statements for the period are collected from the accounts department and then using the applicable rates. and if customer do not buy your product than you should leave a good impression on that customer because if in future that customer need your product than it will come to you to buy that product. who to avoid difficult situations and how to create demand for your product.160 with 160 balance) and many more policies like this.4 New Knowledge Acquired Being a student of MARKETING it was a great experience for me to have chance to get in the market and do this work.100 was a bit difficult. And I also learn how to deal wit customer as I thought if you want to make sale you should go to the customer or customer come to you. As part of my internship. As I told that I was given a target of sales I learn a lot during my internship how to deal. I myself make many policies to make sales because selling a SIM2 was not a difficult task to do customer is ready to take SIM from you but to sell him recharge of Rs.8. you should have a smiling face to greet the customer. Even I sold free SIMs too (get number of your choice in Rs. so keep in view the cost of SIM and load I make many polices to sell. I had to calculate the interest amount for the month.

This creates dissatisfaction within the employees.8. Furthermore the only time. 89 . at Mobilink. when an employee is told about the working of another part of the department.5 IDENTIFICATION OF A MAIN PROBLEM AND FINDINGS Job Rotation and Advancement The main problem that I have identified within the treasury department as a whole is the lack of job rotation within the department and not enacting on the job advancement rules. During my time in the field I encountered also many other problems like:  Cross questions of customers  Customers having much knowledge about other network’s offerings  Pricing problem I face those problems very well. is only when he is moved to that part. They show keen interest in learning new things as all the operations within the department are interlinked. Furthermore. even though they have fulfilled the main requirement. the rules and procedures for job advancements are laid out however it has been seen that junior executives. I also do this because in between sale was stopped than I came with one to one marketing go to the customer to sell my product and was very much successful doing this. when an employee initially working for trade department is transferred to off shore financing because of shortage of employee. This learning should not be considered as a job rotation. because this shift is permanent for that given employee. even though the employees informally try to learn about the working of other departments through their peers. no official job rotation takes place within the treasury department. and I was able to neglect those problems.years of experience with Mobilink. especially those at associate level are not promoted to specialist levels. According to my findings. But in sale you should have to be cool and calm because nobody wants to loss his customers. for example. officially.

it was a very difficult thing to convince that customer to recharge at the spot. 90 .6 How This Experience Impact My Career? It was a great experience in the field. before the completing my studies I got a chance to get in the market and do some work.Another problem was that customer was ready to take SIM but without recharging. When I will get in my practical life soon after completing my degree this experience will go whit me and will be very beneficial for me in the field. 8. Because in the any kind of job in marketing or sales department in Pakistan you should have to interact with the customer and try to fulfill the needs and wants of the customers.


9.1 SWOT analysis SWOT analysis is a strategic planning method used to evaluate the strengths. It involves the specifying the objectives of business ventures or projects and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective.  Strengths: attributes of the person or company that is helpful to achieving the objective(s).  Weaknesses: attributes of the person or company that is harmful to achieving the objective(s). 92 . weakness. This technique is credited to Albert Humphrey who led a convention at Stanford University in the 1960s and 1670s using data from Fortune 500 companies.  Opportunities: external conditions that is helpful to achieving the objective(s). opportunities and threats involved in a project or business venture.  Threats: external conditions which could do damage to the objective(s).

•Mobilink's short message service center allows Vehicle Tracking and Fleet (VTF) Management services .• Large number of corporate customers . •Fewer advertisements now days. What they lose due to this source and what are the advantages of this source are discussed below: STRENGTHS: •Considered very strong and reliable •Captured most of the potential customers (28 million and growing) •Covering over 10. • Mobilink and Muslim Commercial Bank have made a combined effort in order to maximize the ease and the satisfaction of their respective customers by offering them all banking services from their very own mobile handset. •Only company offering corporate packages WEAKNESS •Currently providing not good quality service because of changing their network from 900 MHz to 1800 MHz. •Mobilink has signed bilateral roaming agreements with 50 operators around the world to have true roaming service operational in over 42 countries of the world. •A very strong brand image •Highest market share not only in terms of number of subscribers but also in terms of revenue. towns and villages across the Pakistan •First operator to introduce IR for the people of Pakistan •Only cellular service in Pakistan to provide coverage on the M2 motorway.SWOT analysis of Mobilink Basically Mobilink hire from reference so SWOT analysis is based on this source.000 cities. Mobilink is offering Motorola Timeport Triband (TT) handsets on rental basis.• Economy of scale. These sets are available at all Mobilink's Customer Service centers. 93 . •In order to facilitate its international Roaming subscribers traveling to USA and Canada.

•Loss of loyal customer 9.2 Mobilink’s Competitors The mobile subscriber market in Pakistan has crossed the 100 million mark in February 2011 and has reached a total of 105. •Can lower prices to make business difficult for new companies THREATS: •New market players are coming in near future.151. 94 . • New companies can offer packages for corporate customers in better way .• Wireless local loop service providers too targeting areas which are less developed.•Most expensive telecom company both in call rates and SMS •Engineering department of Mobilink is not that well competent as compared to its new competitors •Customer retention Side is weak due to expensive packages OPPORTUNITIES: •Can expand its networks in the uncovered areas •Services in the future can be •Telephone •Wireless •Calling Cards •Mobile Phone Banking •Before start of new companies can target as many new customers as they can.871 mobile subscriptions. • Current price war may reach at a position where only brand names survive • Due to expensive quality of service now a days customers can shift to other companies. according to the data released by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. •Employee retention is also issue because mobilink fired 1000 employees in October 2008.

as compared to 1.145.752 Waird 17.103 mobile phone users in February 2011.495 Telenor 25.381 cell users in January 2011. all five cellular companies showed consistency in adding 1.499.878 U-fone 20.368.201.229.388. The individual figures in terms of total subscribers by February 2011 of all the five companies are as follows.693.According to the stats.121 In terms of the percentage market share: Mobilink Telenor U-fone Warid Zong 32% 23% 19% 17% 9% 95 . Mobilink 32.626 Zong 9.

there is also facility of changing the service provider offered by some companies with U-fone in particular. After putting the sim in the mobile simply dial the help line number to provide the necessary details to the customer services officer and enjoy the service.I.Due to some healthy competition going on between the five cellular service companies of Pakistan. 96 .C. subscription has been made a lot easier then it previously was. All what a user has to do is buy a mobile sim from any nearest shop wherever available just having a copy of N. Moreover.

but with PTA. it still is providing competitive products and services for its core products-Jazz and Indigo. providing the most technological advanced products and services. its current market share is 36%14. Although Mobilink has diversified.3 CONCLUSION The mobile industry has seen phenomenal growth over the year. The mobile industry of Pakistan is considered by a majority of prospective employees as the best industry for a job. This has led Mobilink to a policy of diversification. especially in distant villages. Even though Mobilink has been a market leader. many observers feel that the industry may become saturated and will show lower growth rates as a result of increased taxation and the general economic conditions of Pakistan. as previous years have shown substantial growth as well. it has for a number of years been facing strong competition from Telenor and Ufone. by introducing products like Mobilink PCO and WIMAX services. This growth is not new to the industry. this has favorably affected our economy as a whole. introducing the 3G platform in the coming years and a major part of our population still without mobile connectivity. showing growth rate of more than 80% in 2007. through direct and indirect taxation and creating employment opportunities for the people. Although the concerns may be valid to some extent. This growth is a direct result of the increased competition in the mobile industry. Furthermore.9. there is still optimism that the mobile industry will not become saturated and there is still place for competition in the industry. Mobilink has been in operation since 1994. and since then has become the market leader by providing its customers with the state of the art products and services. generating revenues for the government. I am very grateful that I received an internship at Mobilink as it was a great learning 97 . which has resulted in a decrease of its market share. as they provide us with the practical experience during our academic career. Mobilink has for years enjoyed a good market share of the total industry. internships are an important part of the academic program. Although the mobile industry has seen substantial growth over the years. Finally. for so many years. resulting into better services at reduced rate.

10 SUGGESTIONS 98 .experience on how a multinational company works and further improved my skills of team working and critical decision making. CHAPTER NO.


100 . As far as their charges are concerned they are a bit expensive as compared to their competitors so we suggest that the charges should be reduced. Some of them are: • • Mobilink should work on network improvement. • Mobilink should attract maximum customers and satisfy them.10.1 SUGGESTIONS We have a lot of suggestion for the company.

not essentially helpful in doing complex tasks. Furthermore. the organization structure of the treasury department makes it easy for job rotation. job advancement s will create future leaders for Mobilink. One of the major arguments against job rotation is that without it. that Mobilink adheres to its job advancement procedures because for an employee that has worked with Mobilink for more than 2-3 years. they should be awarded with the fruits of job advancement. multitasking is becoming more and more essential and thus rotation becomes essential in making employees multitask. regarding future prospects at Mobilink and in the mobile industry. the argument also suggests. I would suggest. this would have an additional benefit of further rotation. employees will perform only one task and will become specialized in that particular job. the problem that I identified was the lack of job rotation within department and not enacting on job advancement rules and procedures. Furthermore. Some of the recommendations to this problem are as follows: Firstly I would recommend that the department officially start job rotation. as I believe that the criteria of job advancements currently used is a standard in most MNC’sand job advancements are a part of career growth. except cash management.10. Secondly I would also suggest that specific job related training should also be imparted to the employees. that with job rotation. only general information is imparted to employees.2 RECOMMENDATION As identified earlier. The major benefit of which would include even more motivated employees. However. with enhanced skills. Furthermore. in today’s business environment. Also professional counseling programs should also be started to provide employees with the information. 101 . as all sub departments major functions are interlinked to each other and mostly all departments currently have more than one associate employee. Lastly.

CHAPTER NO. 11 References & Sources 102 .

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Web Resources • Wikipedia ( Mobilink Ufone Telenor Pakistan Warid Telecom (Pakistan) Paktel China Mobile (Pakistan) Mobilink ( Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ( Ufone ( Telenor ( Warid ( Zong ( Orascom Telecom ( The News ( Articles used:       • • • • • • • • Reports • • • Orascom Telecom Annual Report 2007 Orascom Telecom Annual Report 2006 Mobilink’s Balance Sheet and Income Statement





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