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Posts ByAamir Attaa

Zong Gives Away Mercedes Benz to its Promotion Winner

By | July 28, 2014 No 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 3 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 14 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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Warid Launches Mobile Paisa with Over 10,000 Agents Across 500 Cities

By | July 25, 2014 7 Comments

Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited have announced the launch of their marketing campaign for Branchless Banking Services under the brand name “Mobile Paisa” in Pakistan. The launch of Mobile Paisa was announced earlier this year with the promise of trust and convenience. The service is launched in collaboration with Monet (Pvt.) Limited as the technology provider, who are using the technology of Visa International, [...]

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No SIM to Be Sold Without Biometric Verification After August 1st, 2014

By | July 24, 2014 23 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has announced that no SIM will be sold or activated throughout Pakistan without biometric verification of customers starting August 1st, 2014. As per this new policy, customers will have to verify their identity through thumb impression to confirm that the CNIC they are using for activation of SIM is legitimate, original and it belongs to them. As per PTA’s SOP, a customer [...]

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Breaking: Naeem Zamindar is Reportedly Sacked from Wateen Telecom

By | July 23, 2014 63 Comments

Dhabi Group has relieved Mr. Naeem Zamindar from his responsibilities at Wateen Telecom, we have confirmed with sources. According to a source who is directly aware of the development, Mr. Naeem was today asked to step down as CEO and member of Wateen board. An official statement, however, claims that Naeem Zamindar resigned from his position after completing a three and a half year-tenure that [...]

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Telenor Posts Revenue Growth During Q2 2014

By | July 23, 2014 One Comment

Telenor Pakistan reported its revenues to reach Rs. 26 billion during second quarter of 2014, up from Rs. 24.579 billion during the same duration last year. Telenor said that its Total revenues in local currency increased by 6%, mainly due to strong growth in the subscriber base. Company said that subscription and traffic revenues in addition to revenues from international traffic contributed with 4 percentage [...]

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Warid to Commercially Launch Mobile Paisa this Week

By | July 23, 2014 13 Comments

Warid is all set to launch its Mobile Financial Services under the brand name of “Mobile Paisa” this week, we have confirmed. Warid is partnering with Bank Alfalah — one of the largest private bank network in Pakistan — for its mobile financial services that are built on Visa’s Fundamo technology and is managed by Monet, Dhabi Group’s MFS arm in the country. Warid was granted Branchless Banking  license [...]

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Pakistani Entrepreneur Wins mBillionth Award in India

By | July 22, 2014 21 Comments

Abdul Muqsit, a UAE based Pakistani IT professional, has won mBillionth Award South Asia for his Online Pastho Dictionary in “m-Culture & Heritage” category. Awards were held earlier this week in New Delhi, however, Abdul Muqsit couldn’t make it to the event to receive his award because of visa security issues. mBillionth Awards South Asia is a platform for recognizing innovations in Telecom and Mobile [...]

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Mobilink Announces its 3G Packages

By | July 18, 2014 111 Comments

Mobilink has finally marked the commercial launch of its 3G service, as customers are being charged for the 3G service from today. With this, Mobilink also announced its 3G packages that come with various bundles and options for the users to experience 3G services. Activating 3G Unlike other operators, Mobilink users will have to activate their 3G services. According to Mobilink, customers will have to [...]

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Jeffrey Hedberg Appointed as CEO of Mobilink

By | July 18, 2014 21 Comments

Mobilink today announced that Jeffrey Hedberg has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Jeffrey Hedberg succeeds Rashid Khan, who has decided to retire after tenure of over 14 years in leading positions with Mobilink and Banglalink. Rashid Khan will continue to perform the duties as the CEO of Mobilink until Jeffrey assumes office in Pakistan, which is expected in early August. Jo [...]

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Asim Shahryar Joins PSEB as its MD

By | July 18, 2014 5 Comments

Asim Shahryar Husain has joined Pakistan Software Export Board as its new Managing Director with immediate effect, said a statement issued by the board. Asim is a technocrat and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in technology marketing and business planning. Prior to joining PSEB, he remained CEO of COMSATS Internet Services for four years and is well known for successfully restructuring [...]

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Is Ufone Preparing to Bring iPhone to Pakistan?

By | July 16, 2014 64 Comments

Above posted screen was posted on Ufone’s website last night, hinting that Ufone could be the first cellular carrier in the country to officially bring iPhone devices in Pakistan. While we don’t have any confirmation or any official word from Ufone, the above posted picture can easily be interpreted that operator is planning to bring iPhone devices in Pakistan, a market with over 15 million [...]

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Chairman PTA Opposes ICH, Calls for its Cancellation

By | July 16, 2014 17 Comments

Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, has publicly criticized International Clearing House or ICH, an arrangement by LDI operators – established in October 2012 under the direction of then MoIT – to terminate international incoming traffic into Pakistan through a single gateway while all operators were destined to get a set share of revenues. Dr. Shah shared his opinion about ICH in an article [...]

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PTCL Posts Strong Results for First Half of 2014

By | July 16, 2014 8 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), yesterday announced strong second quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. PTCL announced revenues of Rs 42.85 billion for first six months of current fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014, up from Rs. 39.98 billion during same duration last year, while gross and net profit of the Company stood at Rs. 15.3 [...]

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