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PTA Briefs Media on 3G / 4G Spectrum Auction

By | April 19, 2014 13 Comments

Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority today held an interactive session with media personals from print, electronic and digital media to brief them about the on-going 3G / 4G spectrum auction. Chairman PTA explained that why 3G — and particularly the 4G — spectrum auction was necessary for the economic and national growth of the country. In fact, he said, the economy was being [...]

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SC Asks Media Not to Sensationalize, Mis-report 3G/4G Auction

By | April 18, 2014 3 Comments

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on the request of Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has asked the media representatives not to sensationalize and mis-report 3G/4G auction. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S.Khawaja resumed hearing of the case. At the outset of the hearing, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah pointed out that there had been some mis‑reporting in the press and [...]

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ICT Forum Terms 3G / 4G Auction Process Satisfactory

By | April 18, 2014 14 Comments

ICT Forum Pakistan has shown its concerns over various news stories that started appearing after 14th April, the day 3/4 G Auction bids were submitted. A statement issued by ICT Forum Pakistan, an independently working think tank with focus on Pakistan’s telecom sector, said that such baseless stories – involving a respectable foreign news agency – were frustrating, and a distraction in the management of [...]

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Survey Reveals Video Calling/Chatting Top Priority for 3G/4G Usage

By | April 18, 2014 35 Comments

A recent survey conducted by ProPakistani has revealed the priorities of Pakistan’s mobile users, once the 3G/4G services will be made available in the country. The survey asked users as to which services they will use with 3G/4G; while giving them different options to choose from. As of today (18th April 2014), a total of 7,489 users participated in the survey out of which the [...]

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Ufone Launches its Summer Internship Program for 2014

By | April 18, 2014 15 Comments

Ufone has initiated a campus drive to select and train youth from different top notch institutions, for yet another edition of its ‘Summer Internship Program 2014’; after successfully conducting it in the previous years. The Campus drive, which began on the 12th of April and will conclude on the 24th of April, will recruit students from institutions throughout the country such as GIK, NUST, NUCES, FAST, [...]

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Big Data – Big Data Goes Green

By | April 18, 2014 2 Comments

By Naveed Siraj I’ve recently made the effort to be more environmentally friendly. I turn the TV off at the mains when I’ve finished watching it, and I’ve stopped letting the tap run when I brush my teeth. Did you know that you can save up to eight gallons of water a day doing that? We’re constantly asked by governments and utility companies to be [...]

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Difference Between Plasma, LCD And LED: Choose Which Is Best For You

By | April 18, 2014 15 Comments

By Ayaz Ahmed The influx of technology has its mark on almost every aspect of our lives. From our professional lives at work to the way we spend our leisure time at home. We can even see people sitting in a restaurant waiting for the meal to arrive with a Smartphone in their hands. This flood of technology is also continuously upgrading the conventional appliances [...]

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PTCL Hosts Seminar on its ‘Human Capital Benchmarking Survey 2014’

By | April 18, 2014 No Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has reaffirmed its vision that people are the biggest asset of the company. This was stated at the seminar about PTCL ‘Human Capital Benchmarking Survey 2014’ organized by the company in collaboration with HR Metrics. Senior HR professionals of Telenor Pakistan, Mobilink, Ufone, Warid Telecom, Zong, Nayatel, Wi-tribe and Techaccess Pakistan participated in the event and were briefed about the [...]

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Breaking: Warid Urges to Deploy 4G Network with Existing License

By | April 17, 2014 111 Comments

Warid Telecom is seeking its chance to deploy 4G LTE network for high-speed broadband with its existing license and spectrum from 1800Mhz band that it had bought in 2004, we have confirmed with sources. Despite the fact that the spectrum allocated to Warid (in 1800Mhz band) might not be sufficient enough for parallel and smooth quality of service for mobile broadband, Warid has decided to [...]

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PTA Announces Qualified 3G / 4G Spectrum Bidders

By | April 17, 2014 36 Comments

In accordance with the timelines mentioned in Information Memorandum (IM) for the Spectrum Auction of Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan, PTA has announced the names of the qualified bidders for the auction to be held on April 23, 2014. PTA has received bids from four existing Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) on April 14, 2014 for 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz Spectrum. After scrutiny of [...]

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Meet the Incredible Nokia X [Unboxing and Review]

By | April 17, 2014 28 Comments

Despite its close relationship with Microsoft and a recent agreement to sale its handset business to the software giant, Nokia has introduced its much-rumoured and long-awaited Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. Nokia fans all over the world were surprised when the Finnish company announced not one but three Android powered smartphones and dubbed them the X family with a hint of [...]

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SC Directs for Uninterrupted 3G License Bidding Process

By | April 17, 2014 22 Comments

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that the process of auctioning 3G and 4G spectrum licenses should continue uninterrupted. The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja resumed the hearing of a petition filed by Khurram Shehzad Chughtai, an information technology expert, who had sought a court order for the government to complete the process of auctioning 3G spectrum licenses on an urgent basis [...]

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Mobilink Phone Trade Program: Exchange Your Old Phones with 3G Enabled Handsets

By | April 17, 2014 29 Comments

Mobilink has launched Pakistan’s first “Phone Trade Program” enabling its customers to exchange their old cell phones with the latest 3G supported smart phones of their choice by paying the differential cost. The program is aimed at providing Mobilink customers with affordable access to 3G smartphones through a trusted retail channel for exchange of their devices. The newly purchased phones will come with Mobilink pre-loaded [...]

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ZonG and UNICEF Join Hands to Defeat Polio in Pakistan

By | April 17, 2014 2 Comments

To create an enabling environment for polio eradication in Pakistan, ZonG and UNICEF has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strengthening the use of mobile phone messages to ensure more children are vaccinated during the polio campaign. The widespread usage and viability of cell phones across Pakistan provides a great opportunity to reach out to communities who are most at risk of the disease. [...]

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PTCL Inter-Media Cricket Tournament Continues in Full Swing

By | April 17, 2014 No Comments

The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here in Islamabad. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The tournament, which earlier kicked-off with an exhibition match between PTCL-XI and National Press Club XI, was inaugurated by Governor KPK, Engineer Shaukatullah Khan. The first [...]

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