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PTCL Posts 9% Growth in Revenues During Q1 2014

By | April 22, 2014 One Comment

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) today announced its financial results for first quarter with revenue during the period standing at Rs 21.1 billion, up from Rs 19.38 billion during the same duration last year and showed a positive growth of 9%. Company said that its net profit after tax stood at Rs.  3.4 billion, up from Rs. 2.9 billion during same quarter last year, while [...]

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National Cyber Security Bill Introduced in Senate

By | April 15, 2014 3 Comments

National Security Council Bill 2014 – aimed at fighting the crimes committed over internet and through computer systems – was presented in the Senate yesterday. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed tabled the bill named as Cyber Security Council Bill 2014. The bill seeks the establishment of a 30 member ‘National Cyber Security Council’, defines its functions and powers as to develop and draft policy, guidelines and [...]

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Ufone to Screen Live Pakistan Vs. West Indies T20 Match Across Pakistan

By | April 1, 2014 One Comment

Ufone supports one of the most crucial matches in this ICC World Twenty20 with screenings in nine different cities across Pakistan. The match today is between Pakistan and West Indies, current world champions, and this match is a must-win for Pakistan to get through to the semifinals which is a competition between the four top teams. Both Pakistan and West Indies are in great form [...]

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Telenor and UNICEF Enable Birth Registration through cell phones

By | March 28, 2014 One Comment

Telenor Pakistan and UNICEF Pakistan announced the launch of a pilot project to mediate child’s right to identity through mobile birth registrations. A ceremony to formalize this partnership was held yesterday at a local hotel. Currently, the rate of birth registration in Pakistan is quite low due to various socio economic factors. Time, cost, travel, process hindrances and general lack of awareness all contribute towards [...]

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Mobicash Grows to 30,000 Retail Points Across Pakistan

By | March 25, 2014 No Comments

Mobicash, a Mobile Financial Solution from Mobilink and Waseela Bank, has spread its network to more than 30,000 retailers within first 15 months of its operations, said a company statement. The expansion of MFS retailer footprint is in line with Mobilink’s aim to increase financial inclusion by providing financial services to under and unbanked population of Pakistan. Statement claimed that Mobicash has become the fastest [...]

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QMobile Leads Handset Shipments in Pakistan with 1 Million Imports Every Month

By | March 24, 2014 11 Comments

Unfortunately, there are no official records available for the numbers of handset shipments arriving in Pakistan, making it extremely difficult for researchers to come up with something concrete about Pakistan’s handset market. Let alone the shipments per month or per year figures, we don’t have any official record available for the total number of manufacture-wise handsets available in the market as a whole. Mobile phone [...]

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PTCL Upgrades All DSL Users to At Least 4Mbps Package

By | March 24, 2014 21 Comments

Little late than earlier planned, PTCL has finally announced that it is capable of offering its entire DSL broadband subscribers’ base with at least 4Mbps broadband speeds. Consequently, all 1Mbps and 2Mbps (both regular and student) broadband subscribers are automatically upgraded to 4Mbps speeds. A note published on PTCL’s website reads: We are now equipped to offer minimum 4Mbps Broadband connections to our subscribers thereby [...]

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Glow, PakWheels Lahore Auto Show 2014 Gets Overwhelming Response

By | March 19, 2014 2 Comments

Glow by Warid along with PakWheel’s orchestrated the 2014 Lahore Auto Show, which was held in Lahore at Liberty Market this Sunday. Huge crowd of families, youth and auto enthusiasts rushed to the Liberty Market for the much awaited auto show. The event showcased hundreds of attractive cars and bikes with the blend of past and latest models of auto vehicles.  This extravaganza was aimed [...]

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PTCL Holds Squash Tournament for Employees

By | March 18, 2014 No Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) held a Squash tournament for its employees at company’s officers club in Islamabad. The 7 day tournament saw a large number of employees competing in categories of Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Veteran’s Singles events. In the Men’s Singles final, Arslan Aslam emerged as winner by defeating Asim Akhtar, while Uzma Ajmal clinched the women’s title by defeating Tasneem Akhtar. [...]

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World Bank to Assist in Setting up Technology Parks in Pakistan

By | March 14, 2014 One Comment

Minister of State for Information Technology, Ms. Anusha Rahman held a consultative session with the World Bank Country Director Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, at the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT), to discuss the mutual collaboration, cooperation and opportunities to strengthen the IT industry in Pakistan. The Minister of State for IT brieded Mr. Benmessaoudon about the steps that have been taken by the present Government to [...]

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Supreme Court Asks Govt for Legal Explanation for Using USF Money

By | March 13, 2014 4 Comments

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, during a hearing on 3G case, has asked for legal and constitutional explanation from the attorney general (AG) of Pakistan for withdrawing around Rs. 56 billion (some quote it as over Rs. 60 billion) of Universal Service Fund. Government had withdrawn Rs. 56 billion from USF’s accounts for meeting its operating requirement and had said that USF’s money will be [...]

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Google Business Group and PASHA Bring Women on the Web to Pakistan

By | March 12, 2014 No Comments

Google Business Group (GBG) – Pakistan Chapter and Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@S-HA) have joined hands to lead the Women on the Web (WoW) initiative in Pakistan with the support of Google. The initiative will help Pakistani women utilize the power of the Internet more effectively to grow their businesses. WoW enables more women entrepreneurs to access the web to launch and reach new markets, [...]

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PakWheels Set to Organize Lahore Auto Show

By | March 12, 2014 7 Comments

Glow by Warid and PakWheels are all set to organize the Lahore Auto Show at Liberty Market on 16th March 2014. PakWheels hosts an annual auto show with the thought of refreshing the Lahori festive spirit. The show is organized with the concept of showcasing some classic masterpieces from the past with mix of elegant and stylish auto vehicles from present era. In this year’s [...]

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Supernet Announces the Implementation of 3G Ready Satellite Backhaul Network

By | March 12, 2014 6 Comments

Supernet, Pakistan’s leading satellite system integrator and service provider, announced today the successful migration of the entire 2G TDM satellite backhaul network to an all IP optimized backhaul solution to support current 2G/2.5G and future 3G operations of a leading Mobile Network Operator in Pakistan. The contract was awarded to Supernet after it had successfully tested and proven the technologies and processes for seamless transition [...]

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PTCL to Offer Managed WAN Services to Khushali Bank

By | March 11, 2014 2 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has today inked an agreement with Khushali Bank Limited (KBL) to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions through its Managed WAN services. The agreement entails provision of Data Connectivity, Hosted IP Video Surveillance and Managed Router to more than 100 branches of Khushali Bank, which is one of the largest Micro Finance Bank in Pakistan. Walid Irshaid, President and CEO, PTCL while [...]

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