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Misdirected AD Campaigns Resulting into Poor 3G Adoption

By | September 16, 2014 64 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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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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How to Become a Freelance Writer (the Right Way)

By | September 8, 2014 8 Comments

By Hasan Saleem of Freelance writing is a trending job nowadays. Everyone wants to become a freelance writer, start a blog, and get paid simply for having an opinion. But like any other career, it’s not for everyone. There is a common misconception that freelancing — especially freelance writing — is something everyone should delve into just because they can. And while yes, we [...]

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The PC is Reborn

By | August 26, 2014 15 Comments

By Naveed Siraj You may have thought that the big desktop computer with the bulky beige box had disappeared completely but that’s not the case, it’s just had a significant facelift. With the wave of slim, sleek tablets and notebooks on the market today, the PC of old is unrecognisable PCs are going through a transformation towards slimmer designs and touch screens. Customers are leading [...]

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Going Mobile: Enterprises Need to Transform and Innovate

By | August 18, 2014 No Comments

By Ahsen Javed, Managing Director, Oracle Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economies West We are in the midst of a revolution where mobile is upstaging PCs, laptops and tablets to emerge as the device of choice for Internet connectivity. In fact, the entire user experience is undergoing a dramatic change – with the “carry it anywhere, everywhere” convenience and accessibility offered by mobile phones. Together [...]

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Hafeez Centre: The Home of Tech Gadgets in Lahore

By | August 13, 2014 15 Comments

By Hassaan Ommat Hafeez Centre is one of Asia biggest tech markets and a whole new world in its self. Being a Lahori, I had always heard tales associated with it. The usual one’s, regarding second hands and refurbished goods being sold and the not so usual one’s, of getting a good bargain. In the space of a few weeks I performed pilgrimage thrice to [...]

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Changing Lives – One Click at a Time

By | July 7, 2014 6 Comments

Primary school enrolment in Pakistan is on a shocking low at 56% of the overall population. Approximately 20 million school age children are out of school, for every 10 kids out of school around the world, one is Pakistani. (Source: British High Commissioner to Pakistan). This certainly, is an education emergency. Whilst politicians are busy in blame games, the current government seems to focus the [...]

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Disruption Ahead: Mobile Wallets Soon to Disrupt Conventional Bank Accounts

By | June 26, 2014 No Comments

By Qasif Shahid, Head of Digital Banking at MCB What mobile phones have done to landlines in this country is exactly what mobile wallets are about to do to bank accounts. Over the next 3 to 5 years, the numbers of mobile wallets will far surpass the good old bank accounts. Why? Simple. Both landlines and bank accounts are privileges and will remain so. These [...]

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Chinese Smartphones: 7 Compromises That You Make Against Lower Price

By | May 27, 2014 80 Comments

By Hassaan Ommat The recent influx of Chinese smartphones in Pakistan has gathered a lot of attention in the past couple of years. The main reason, just if you don’t know, is the affordable prices that come with these Chinese Smartphones. Nowadays smartphones have changed the way in which most of us communicate and the large inventory of applications has allowed smartphone owners to make the [...]

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Skype Leaks Its Users’ Essential Information Including IP Address

By | May 23, 2014 43 Comments

By Mujahid Sheroze Microsoft owned skype became responsible for leaking precious data of its users including internal and external IP addresses along with ports. Anyone can acquire the IP details of any Skype user by simply knowing its Skype ID, we have checked. As a matter of fact, for those who don’t know, Skype creates a direct peer to peer connection between Skype users for [...]

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Time to Innovate the Banking Sector

By | May 20, 2014 48 Comments

By Sohail Malik After spending more than a decade (2001 – 2012) in Telecom Industry for various national/multinational companies in Pakistan I was able to build a successful career for myself. Yes, telecoms in Pakistan is a cut throat business but it provides fuel to those who are ambitious and want to grow fast. After reaching the position of Chief Commercial Officer for a leading [...]

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Things to Watch Out: Downside of 3G!

By | May 12, 2014 24 Comments

By Amyn A. Ghulamali Everyone has been raving and ranting about the speed they are getting on their 3G enabled phones — even I myself boasted that I had it on my Telenor connection before anyone else — But as we all know things get very old very soon because somehow all the meme’s and speed test screenshots have stopped popping up on social media [...]

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How 3G Will Impact IT Industry?

By | May 9, 2014 31 Comments

By Hasan Saleem of The question isn’t what 3G will change – it’s, what won’t 3G change? The potential of high-speed Internet carries within it the inherent possibilities for social and economic change. Especially for a country like Pakistan where the government is unable to provide its citizens with adequate resources and infrastructure, internet-based technologies born out of both necessity and innovation will play [...]

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3G and 4G Auction in Pakistan: A Dispassionate Analysis!

By | April 24, 2014 28 Comments

The experts of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Forum PAKISTAN have attempted a dispassionate analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the Spectrum Auction conducted on the 23rd of April 2014. The experts have also briefly analyzed some of the criticism. Strengths The biggest achievement of this auction – and consequently of PTA and the Government – is that it has been conducted in a very smooth [...]

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3G / 4G Spectrum Auction in Pakistan is Already Successful: Ricardo

By | April 22, 2014 13 Comments

By Ricardo Tavares – International telecom policy consultant, CEO of TechPolis The spectrum auction for provision of mobile broadband services that takes place on April 23rd in Pakistan is already successful. It has attracted four bidders that are among the top mobile operators in the world. Any government who would have China Mobile (the single largest mobile operator in the world with close to 800 [...]

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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 17 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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Illegal Grey Traffic Crippling Legal and Licensed Industry for Nearly a Decade!

By | April 16, 2014 10 Comments

By an LDI Operator Grey traffic operators have been earning billions of rupees openly selling their illegal services for over a decade now. As early as 2005/6, the PTA annual report of 2006 reported a loss of approximately Rs. 3 billion during 2005 due to illegal termination of international incoming traffic. The unchecked greed of grey traffickers is fed at the cost of crippling a [...]

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Big Data: Helping Take Control of Asia’s Traffic Woes

By | April 7, 2014 One Comment

By Naveed Siraj Many cities across Asia Pacific are notorious for terrible traffic. In fact, just recently there were reports of a horrific jam in China that lasted for over a week. Can you imagine the frustration of being caught in that? While this is an extreme case, dealing with traffic congestion in bustling Asian cities is a daily reality. In highly populated cities or [...]

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Social Integration and The Virtue Matrix

By | April 3, 2014 One Comment

By Saad Mustafa Warraich Corporate Social Responsibility is often mistaken either as limited to corporate philanthropy or as a stalking horse for a hidden corporate agenda, or even as a panacea to right all wrongs when it comes to corporate reputation. The above understanding of CSR stems from two commonly held counterproductive beliefs; one, business and society are pitted against each other instead of their [...]

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