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YouTube Ban in Pakistan Enters its Third Year

By | September 17, 2014 54 Comments

While many Pakistanis still miss YouTube, others have either forgotten the video sharing website or they access it through proxy websites. Google’s traffic stats for YouTube access in Pakistan reveals that 4-5 percent of Pakistanis – who used to access YouTube before September 17th, 2012 – still access the website. This data doesn’t include those sessions that access YouTube via proxy websites or VPNs as [...]

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Warid, Pak Wheels Conclude Automobile Show in Karachi

By | September 17, 2014 One Comment

PakWheels and Glow by Warid recently organized an Automobile Show in Karachi, featuring a wide range of automobiles in the; Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Luxury, 4X4 and SUV categories. Besides celebrating the latest breakthroughs in Automobile technology, speed, design, elegance, horsepower, travel-comfort, Leather upholstery and beauty, this show also offered many other exciting and fun-filled festivities. With each passing year, the auto-shows orchestrated annually by PakWheels [...]

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Nokia 130, an Ultra Affordable Phone, Now Available in Pakistan

By | September 17, 2014 9 Comments

Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of Nokia 130 in Pakistan, a feature phone aimed at first time phone buyers and those who want to keep a solid back-up phone for their communication needs. Priced at just PKR 2,850, the Nokia 130 combines the everyday essentials first-time mobile phone buyers expect:  a handy device with reliability and mobile entertainment they want. With a built-in video player, [...]

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Super Cheap Android One Smartphones to Hit Pakistan Early Next Year

By | September 17, 2014 18 Comments

Android One Phone – Google’s dedicated project for manufacturing Android smartphones for emerging markets – is reportedly going to reach Pakistan by early next year. The announcement was made after Google unveiled its first Android One phone in India yesterday. Priced at just USD 105, Android One’s hardware and software is designed by Google, however, it partnered with three Indian phone makers namely Micromax, Karbonn [...]

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Microsoft to Announce the Next Version of Windows (Threshold) on September 30

By | September 17, 2014 27 Comments

Microsoft is on its way to announce the next version of Windows (possibly Windows 9 or merely “Windows”) on the last day of the month, September 30. The press invites currently only feature the tagline: “Join us to hear about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise”. Microsoft is expected to put further light in the future versions of Windows (codenamed Threshold), and maybe even [...]

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PTA, WorldCall in a Row Over Non-Payment of License Fee

By | September 17, 2014 9 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority last week suspended WorldCall’s WLL license due to non-payment of spectrum fee. PTA – in a determination sent to WorldCall Telecom – said that company was issued show-cause notices in September 2012 and February 2014 on non-payment of annual radio frequency spectrum fee for a WLL license that WorldCall possesses for 14 telecom regions of Pakistan. PTA said that WorldCall has to [...]

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Misdirected AD Campaigns Resulting into Poor 3G Adoption

By | September 16, 2014 58 Comments

By Brandsynario The highly anticipated third generation ofa mobile telecommunications technology, 3G for short, was perceived to be the next big thing and it was largely expected that this new technology will modernize and upgrade the trend and usage patterns of high speed internet in Pakistan. While it is too early to issue a definitive verdict at this point in time, but early impressions and [...]

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USF Approves Optic Fiber Cable Project for KPK

By | September 16, 2014 6 Comments

Universal Service Fund yesterday approved a 730 kilometre long Optic Fiber Cable project for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said a statement issued last night. USF said that Fiber Optic project, that will connect 21 tehsils of the province, will benefit an un-served population of about 3.2 Million people. Government is aiming that this new Fiber Optic cable will not bring high-speed internet to masses but government [...]

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Warid Offers Free Bundle for Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp

By | September 16, 2014 26 Comments

Warid Telecom today announced “Free Social Suit” for its users through which they can access unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter on their mobiles without paying any charges.  Warid has recognized the ever increasing demand of social networks usage now its users can stay connected with all those they care about, irrespective of distance any time of day through this Free Social Suit. Warid prepaid users, [...]

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Telenor to Expand its 3G Network to 32 Cities by September End

By | September 15, 2014 64 Comments

Telenor Pakistan has announced to expand its 3G footprint to 32 cities by end of September 2014. The announcement was made by Irfan Wahab Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan today during a media roundtable here in Karachi. During the fourth phase of commercial roll out, 3G services are being launched in: Attock Bahawalpur Bannu DI Khan Jhelum Kohat Mardan Muzaffargarh Okara Pakpattan Sahiwal Wah [...]

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Ufone Smart U5, A Pocket friendly Android Smartphone [Review]

By | September 15, 2014 67 Comments

Ufone recently launched a 3G enabled Android smartphone with fairly decent specifications in the market ─ and that too at a ridiculously low price of Rs. 5,999. As a result it got a tremendous response from customers and with in a week or so, this phone was sold-out at almost all locations in the country. While Ufone has promised to refill the stock in the [...]

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Ufone Provides Life Jackets to Pakistan Navy for Flood Relief

By | September 15, 2014 No Comments

To facilitate the residents of Sindh, Ufone extends its timely support in the form of life jackets which are being provided to Pakistan Navy at Navy Flood Camp, Sukkur for emergency response, as flood warning centers reported the onslaught of the deluge in a day, which is expected to cause major damages. The life jackets will help in rescue efforts whereby saving precious lives. Ufone’s [...]

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Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum 2014 concludes in Islamabad

By | September 15, 2014 No Comments

Huawei Technologies held an insightful summit, titled; “Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum” from 8th to 12th September, 2014, in Islamabad. The forum was designed to share Huawei’s global experience and new ideas in development of 3G and LTE Technologies, with operators, after the recent auction and issuance of of next-gen licenses.  The forum themed; “Awing MBB” was held in response to the mobile broadband network deployment [...]

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Ufone Launches Music Portal Taazi.com

By | September 15, 2014 3 Comments

Ufone, continuing with its trend of innovation in launching new products and services, has launched a new portal named Taazi.com,in collaboration with Unicorn Black, to support the music industry in Pakistan, where existing and upcoming artists, record labels and content providers will be able to sell a variety of content, ranging from songs to videos, by simply creating a free account. This initiative is again [...]

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PTCL EVO Wingle Service Reaches Peshawar

By | September 12, 2014 18 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced EVO Wingle wireless broadband service in Peshawar to provide faster wireless broadband connectivity in the area, said a company statement issued today. The introduction of this wireless service enables customers in Peshawar to avail PTCL EVO 9.3 Mbps products such as EVO Wingle & EVO Nitro Cloud with improved data rates & enjoy faster connectivity. To facilitate the [...]

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PakWheels and Glow to Organize Auto Show in Karachi

By | September 12, 2014 4 Comments

PakWheels and Glow by Warid are organizing the biggest ever Auto Show in Karachi on 14th September 2014, featuring a wide range of automobiles in the Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Luxury, 4X4 and SUV categories. The Karachi Expo Center has been chosen as the venue for this grand event. Besides celebrating the latest breakthroughs in automobile technology, speed, design, elegance, horsepower, travel-comfort, leather upholstery and beauty, [...]

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Microsoft Introduces the Lumia 530 in Pakistan for Rs. 12,800

By | September 12, 2014 34 Comments

Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of Lumia 530 in Pakistan, the most affordable Lumia smartphone to date. Microsoft said that Lumia 530 will retail in Pakistan at around PKR 12,800/-. Available in both single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants, Lumia 530 is aimed to expand the reach of Windows Phone as the first Lumia introduced below PKR 12,300/-, allowing more people to [...]

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SuperMeal.pk: Another Food-Ordering Portal in Town

By | September 12, 2014 7 Comments

Nowadays, many traditions have diversified food with the setting up various cuisines, various cooking methods, preferences and preparation. People have become more conscious about their taste buds and look for appetizing food to eat. Where dine outs have become a status symbol, ordering food has become a custom. In Pakistan we find many food lovers who crave for sumptuous refreshment and get it ordered from [...]

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Which iPhone Model was Most Innovative? [Infographic]

By | September 12, 2014 24 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is arguably is the most innovative device in recent year. iPhone, theoretically, packed the MACs in a device that was much smaller, mobile and equipped with cellular technology. Before iPhone, no one had ever wondered that we could do our businesses, entertainment and communication while on the go with the touch of fingers. Suddenly and conveniently we started browsing internet, made presentations, used [...]

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Revolutionizing HD Telemedicine with Satellite Connectivity

By | September 12, 2014 5 Comments

By Nadeem Safdar Imagine a rural town in mountainous Skardu in Northern Pakistan nearly 30 hours drive away from the capital Islamabad. If an elderly relative living in that remote town perceives signs of a stroke, his family would likely rush him to a nearby district hospital. Most hospitals in remote areas have limited staff. Even if the physician on duty is able to identify [...]

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