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Lenovo Soon to Launch At Least 10 Smartphones in Pakistan

By | August 19, 2014 26 Comments

Lenovo, largest personal-computer maker by shipments, has decided to launch its smartphones in Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources. Lenovo, which is not only the number one smartphone maker in China, even ahead of Samsung, but also number four vendor by shipments world-wide, will inaugurate in Pakistan with the launch of at least 10 smartphones, we have heard. We are yet not sure about the [...]

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Mobilink Extends its Contract with Teradata

By | August 19, 2014 One Comment

Mobilink and Teradata today announced they are enhancing their nearly decade old partnership by enhancing sophisticated data analytics capabilities in Mobilink’s existing IT infrastructure in order to accelerate the company’s evolution as a customer-focused, data-driven business.  Mobilink has been using Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse technology and services since 2005. With this upgrade in contract, Mobilink will enter a superior phase of advanced analytics to provide [...]

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Warid Asks Customers to Upgrade Their SIMs for 4G LTE Trials

By | August 18, 2014 12 Comments

Warid has reportedly approached its customers who will be offered a chance to experience Warid’s 4G LTE trials very soon. Warid said that its those customers who were already using 4G enabled handsets were approached so that their current SIM cards are upgraded to compatible 4G LTE SIMs before the launch of 4G LTE trials. Warid said that it is preparing to ship new upgraded [...]

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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Hackathon on ITCN 2014

By | August 18, 2014 5 Comments

Microsoft Pakistan has announced a three day Windows Phone Hackathon on the occasion of ITCN Asia – country’s largest IT Expo – starting August 26th, 2014. Microsoft said that all sorts of startups, students and professional developers are invited to participate in the Hackathon and win amazing Windows Phone devices. As mentioned above, almost anyone can participate. Each team can have a maximum of two [...]

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PTCL to Permanently Retire its Vfone Services

By | August 13, 2014 32 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has decided to roll back Vfone, company’s wireless phone service, from August 31st, 2014. Vfone, company’s wireless voice and SMS service, that operated under PTCL’s Wireless Local Loop (WLL) license will be permanently disbanded, we have confirmed with the sources. PTCL is currently in process of communicating its Vfone customers about the decision. Vfone customers in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad [...]

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Mobile Phone Service Suspended in Parts of Islamabad

By | August 13, 2014 9 Comments

Mobile phone services have been suspended in parts of Islamabad, primarily in Red Zone areas, amid security situation in the capital, we have confirmed. On directions of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, cellular mobile operators shut down their networks in Red Zone. A notice sent to mobile companies said them to remain prepared for suspension of services in other parts of the capital as well. Currently the [...]

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Nokia X, XL and X2 Users to Get Free Premium Services of TrueCaller for Extended Duration

By | August 12, 2014 24 Comments

Microsoft Devices has announced its collaboration with Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, for Nokia X smartphones, which would allow people to have access to premium features of Truecaller for 90 days absolutely free. With this tie up, Nokia X users shall benefit with an enhanced Truecaller Premium experience for 90 days, free of cost. Truecaller is a mobile app that helps you [...]

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Ufone Expands its Biometric Verification System in 200 Cities

By | August 9, 2014 6 Comments

Under the directives issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Ufone’s deployment of the Biometric Verification System (BVS) for issuance/activation or change of SIMs has now reached to over 200 cities. The move has been made to comply with PTA directives to deploy BVS from 1st of August 2014. The operator had previously initiated the installation of the BVS in December 2013, successfully deploying it [...]

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Mobilink Revenues Decline 8% YoY in Q2 2014

By | August 7, 2014 11 Comments

Mobilink has posted 8% decline in its quarterly revenues during Q2 2014 as compared to last year during the same duration, said a financial report published by company’s parent group VimpelCom. As per stats, Mobilink generated Rs. 26.3 billion during second quarter of FY 2014, down from Rs. 28.5 billions it generated during the same duration last year. Group’s quarterly report said that revenues were [...]

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Telenor Announces its Second Youth Summit

By | August 5, 2014 One Comment

Telenor Group, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center, has announced Telenor Youth Summit 2014, to be held in December this year. Telenor said that it invites youth to explore how mobile and digital communication can bring social change and create opportunities for all. Telenor Group will host its Youth Summit from Dec. 9-11, 2014, in Oslo. The event follows last year’s successful inaugural gathering [...]

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World’s Largest Online Photography Competition Comes to Pakistan

By | August 5, 2014 9 Comments

For the first time this September, Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), the world’s largest online photography competition is coming to Pakistan. This competition, known as Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan (WLMP) is organised nationally by Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan (WCUGP), the official affiliate of Wikimedia Foundation in the country. Wikimedia Foundation is the entity behind the popular online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, amongst the top 10 most visited [...]

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Telenor Equips its Sahulat Ghars with Biometric Verification System

By | August 5, 2014 2 Comments

Telenor Pakistan yesterday announced that it has successfully completed the installation of Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs at all of its Sahulat Ghar outlets across Pakistan. It is pertinent to note here that Telenor Pakistan has been selling SIMs through BVS at all of its own Sales & Service Centers and Franchises in Karachi since December 01, 2013 and completed the nationwide [...]

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Zong Gives Away Mercedes Benz to its Promotion Winner

By | July 28, 2014 14 Comments

Zong has rewarded one of its lucky customers with Mercedes Benz car for winning a promotion. Customers were asked in this promotion to buy a new SIM or port their numbers to Zong’s network and consume Rs. 200 to become part of the the lucky draw that could get them luxurious Mercedes Benz. Today, Zong announced that it has selected a winner, who is awarded [...]

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PTCL Launches 36Mbps Chaar Ji EVO Service

By | July 27, 2014 9 Comments

Today, technology is evolving at breakneck speeds, and this effect is visible everywhere. As the technology evolves, so does the needs of consumers, who are getting data hungrier day-by-day. To bridge this gap, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has taken the lead by introducing the next generation wireless broadband “EVO CharJi” offering speeds upto 36 mbps. Little late than we originally expected, PTCL’s Chaar Ji [...]

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Wateen Announces its New CEO

By | July 26, 2014 18 Comments

Wateen today announced that Rizwan Tiwana has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Decision was taken by the board and company has officially confirmed us the development. Rizwan Tiwana, who has replaced Naeem Zamindar, is not new for Wateen as he has remained Chief Technical Officer of the company since its inception in Pakistan till 2009. Mr. Rizwan, during his tenure from [...]

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