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PTCL Signs MoU With WWF to Reduce Carbon Footprint

By | April 22, 2014 One Comment

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has signed an agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – the leading wildlife conservation organization – for implementation of ‘Green Office Program’ at PTCL’s corporate head office. The program is aimed towards reducing resource consumption, subsequent costs, and carbon footprint of the company that would eventually help in environmental conservation. The agreement will enable PTCL to monitor and reduce its [...]

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Broadband Subscribers in Pakistan Reach 3.35 Million

By | April 4, 2014 29 Comments

Broadband users in Pakistan crossed 3.35 million mark in January 2014, up from 3.02 million subscribers in October 2013, said recently issued stats from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Broadband operators — mainly the PTCL — added 317,481 subscribers on their networks in last three months. Main contributors remained the EvDO technology, which acquired 256,543 new subscribers – or 80 percent of new broadband customers — in [...]

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Huawei Enters into Equipment Supply Agreement with Wateen and Qubee

By | April 3, 2014 One Comment

Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. has entered into an equipment supply agreement with Wateen Telecom and Qubee for upgrading their existing infrastructure to support high speed 4G broadband in Pakistan. Not to forget, in December last year, Wateen Telecom and Qubee announced their intentions to consolidate wireless broadband operations in Pakistan. The signing ceremony for the infrastructure contract was held during the CEO Leaders’ Summit [...]

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PTCL signs TCS as Logistics Partner

By | April 3, 2014 3 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has inked an agreement with TCS Express & Logistics for sale of PTCL products utilizing the large network of TCS retail outlets in Pakistan. This agreement paves the way to expand PTCL market reach and provide customers with convenient access to company’s products through online ordering via TCS connect website, home delivery through an interactive SMS order service as well [...]

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Wateen to Provide Wi-Fi Services at Airports in Pakistan

By | April 2, 2014 No Comments

Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan (CAA) has selected Wateen Telecom as an exclusive Wi-Fi provider for establishing state of the art Wi-Fi/Hotspot zones at all major CAA airports in Pakistan. The Wi-Fi service was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, representing the Chairman Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Group, along with the CCMO CAA Asif Bashir Khan. GM [...]

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Wateen Telecom Participates in Pakistan CIO Summit 2014

By | March 28, 2014 3 Comments

Wateen Telecom participated in the recently concluded CIO SUMMIT 2014. The aim of the summit was to bring together top influencers and leaders from the IT industry to discuss solutions for Pakistan’s IT needs and companies to showcase their products and services. The theme for the summit was ‘Solutions for Tomorrow’, which integrated with various sessions and panel discussions on Big Data Analytics for Better [...]

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PTCL Commemorates International Women’s Day

By | March 27, 2014 One Comment

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) marked the international women’s day by organizing a ceremony to acknowledge the commitment of its female employees. The event highlighted the positive role played by women in the development of the society and acknowledged PTCL’s female employees who have contributed to the growth of the company. Hayam Qayyum, renowned columnist, educationalist and researcher was invited as Guest Speaker at the [...]

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Wateen Telecom Interacts with Telecom and Commerce Reporters in Karachi

By | March 27, 2014 One Comment

Wateen Telecom hosted a dinner for Telecom and Commerce reporters in Karachi, briefing them about the future of broadband in Pakistan, in light of the upcoming 3G auction. Wateen Telecom was represented by Mr. Sohaib Sheikh, Head of Marketing at Wateen Telecom and Mr. Salman Mazhar Manager Corporate & PR, Wateen Telecom. Mr. Shiekh discussed Wateen Telecom’s future plans with the reporters present at the [...]

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PTA Urged to Get Single Mobility Rule Implemented for PTCL’s EVO Services

By | March 25, 2014 2 Comments

At a time when next-gen mobile licenses are about to get auctioned, Mobile phone companies operating in Pakistan have finally realized that PTCL is violating single mobility rule for its EVO and Nitro services and hence asked Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to intervene and confine PTCL to abide by single mobility rule for its wireless broadband services. For those who don’t know, according to WLL (Wireless [...]

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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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Wateen Telecom Shines at Capacity Middle East 2014

By | March 20, 2014 One Comment

  Wateen Telecom successfully concluded its participation in Capacity Middle East 2014, which was recently held in Dubai, UAE. Capacity Conferences hold a series of events around the globe annually. These events focus on building a multilateral platform for bringing telecom companies together. Now in its 9th year, Capacity Middle East 2014 has developed into a highly regarded global event that unites leading international carrier [...]

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PTCL Holds Eco-hike and Tree Plantation Drive to Preserve Environment

By | March 14, 2014 One Comment

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) organized ‘Eco-Hike and Tree Plantation Drive’ in the Margalla Hills to raise awareness about preservation and protection of the environment. The event was held as part of PTCL’s ‘Go Green’ vision, which is a manifestation of the company’s corporate social responsibility policy, aimed at preserving the environment in a sustainable manner. The initiative emphasized the importance of keeping the surroundings [...]

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Wateen Telecom supports Second Annual Lahore Literary Festival

By | February 19, 2014 No Comments

Wateen Telecom has announced its support for the Second annual Lahore Literary Festival (LLF). As part of its continued support for the Lahore Literary Festival and Lahore’s revival as Pakistan’s cultural capital, Wateen Telecom has become a silver sponsor for the three day event and will be providing guests and visitors at the festival with continuous high-speed wireless broadband experience. Commenting on Wateen’s involvement with [...]

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PTCL Sets Up Management Portal for EVO, Wingle and Nitro Customers

By | February 18, 2014 27 Comments

PTCL has established a management portal for its EVO, Wingle, Nitro and 3G Tab users to keep a watch on the services they are using. Through this portal customers will be able to manage their accounts, view their usage details and perform various other functions relating to PTCL wireless broadband services they are using. Almost all packages from EVO, Wingle and Nitro are capped now [...]

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Zouhair A. Khaliq Steps Down as Board Member of Wateen Telecom

By | February 12, 2014 16 Comments

Zouhair A. Khaliq has stepped down as Board Member of Wateen Telecom, Pakistan after completing a 3 year-tenure that led to the restructuring and reorganization of Wateen, said official statement issued by the company. It may be recalled that Zouhair was appointed by Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, to the Board of Wateen and Warid in December 2010. However, later on he resigned from [...]

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