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PTCL “Vfone Azadi Offer”

By | July 29, 2010 15 Comments

PTCL Vfone has announced a new “Vfone Azadi Offer” in the celebration of Independence Day for its Vfone subscribers. Subscribers of Vfone can get the free balance of Rs.100 on loading the Vfone scratch card of higher than Rs.100. This offer is valid from 29th July, 2010 till 30th August, 2010. Terms and Conditions: • Free balance offer will be valid for all cards of [...]

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Interview: Rashid Khan, CEO, Mobilink

By | July 23, 2010 25 Comments

In its latest edition, Aurora Magazine published an interview with Rashid Khan, CEO, Mobilink. Conversation primarily focuses on Mobilink’s strategy for ongoing market trends, competition and future policies. We are presenting this interview (probably the first ever after Rashid Khan’s current appointment) for our readers with a special thanks to Aurora Magazine of Dawn Group. A: When you moved into your current role, what objectives [...]

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Axiata to sell 89% stake in Multinet Pakistan for $15m

By | July 20, 2010 3 Comments

Malaysia-based mobile firm Axiata Group Bhd. said Monday it plans to sell its non-core Pakistan unit Multinet Pakistan (Private) Ltd. in a bid to concentrate on its core-business. Axiata said in a midday exchange filing that it will sell its 89% stake in Multinet to Adnan Asdar Ali for $15 million in cash. Adnan currently holds 11% in Multinet. “Axiata has always expressed its intention [...]

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Exclusive: Pictures of 9.3 MB PTCL EVO Device

By | July 19, 2010 65 Comments

We recently uncovered that PTCL is planning to launch 9.3 MB wireless broadband with its brand EVO, very soon. Here we got hold of pictures of said Rev-B devices that support up to 9.3 Mbps speeds. It looks pretty similar in size and packing box to already offered devices that support 3.1 Mbps. Sources in company who have self tested this device said it gave [...]

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Official: PTCL Doubles DSL Broadband Speed

By | July 15, 2010 96 Comments

Its official now that PTCL has doubled its broadband data rate speed and upgraded all its existing 2 Mbps customers to 4 Mbps data rate on the same tariff and all existing 4 Mbps customers have been upgraded to 6 Mbps data service at the same tariff. In addition a new 8Mbps package has also been introduced. PTCL will have the following data rates for [...]

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Get your New PTCL Landline Phone in 500 Only!

By | July 14, 2010 16 Comments

In a latest move PTCL has decreased the connection charges for new landline phone connections. Previously PTCL was charging 750 Rupees but now charges are slashed to Rs. 500 Only. It is worth mentioning here that PTCL has recently imposed Installation charges on new Broadband connections, keeping the Inflows balanced. Note: From 1st July 2010, all NTC (New Telephone Line Connections) customers will only pay [...]

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Pay EVO Bills at Any MCB Branch

By | July 13, 2010 One Comment

If you remember, PTCL had reduced number of One Stop Shops – resulting limited number of outlets for paying EVO bills, particularly those with post-paid plans and not having PTCL land line numbers installed at their premises. At last, PTCL has taken care of this by partnering with Muslim Commercial Bank. Now you can pay your EVO bill at any MCB branch. If you get [...]

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PTCL is Doubling DSL Speed in Phases

By | July 13, 2010 69 Comments

We had heard rumors of PTCL doubling broadband speeds for its DSL subscribers in March 2010. We were then told that PTCL may celebrate March 23rd, 2010 by doubling DSL speeds – however, plan got delayed due to capacity limitations then. Lately, we have received reports from multiple ProPakistani readers that they are experiencing double speeds on their PTCL DSL connections. We couldn’t arrange official [...]

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Exclusive: PTCL is Testing 9.3 MB Wireless Broadband

By | July 12, 2010 39 Comments

According to our sources at PTCL who wished anonymity have confirmed that PTCL is Testing 9.3 MB Wireless Broadband for possible commercial launch later this year. However, initial device testing procedures experienced some problems as the device gets heat up early. Provided by ZTE, these EV-DO Revision B (Rev.B) technology devices are compatible with already laid EVO network. On technical side, ZTE’s EV-DO Rev.B requires [...]

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Voice Services in DHA Suffer as Monopoly of Wateen go Un-checked

By | July 8, 2010 16 Comments

Wateen Telecom, as a result of some ‘exclusive deal’ enjoys the monopoly of voice services for DHA Lahore Phase 5. The monopoly came to fore following an agreement which Wateen struck with DHA Lahore. As per agreement DHA Lahore will prevent other land-line voice service providers such as PTCL to offer its services in DHA Phase 5. It is worthy to mention here that DHA [...]

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Qubee Gets Pricy

By | July 8, 2010 34 Comments

By Sarwat B. Khan Just one month after the official launch of the WiMAX product, Qubee has started charging initial cost or what they call (non-refundable) installation charges – however, tariff plans remain the same. These charges are other than security charges. Earlier Qubee was offering Zero charges for installation, which are now Rs. 500 for Modem and Rs. 1,500 for Wi-Fi device. These prices [...]

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EVO isn’t Available in Sargodha, Unlike Claimed by PTCL

By | July 8, 2010 10 Comments

PTCL in a statement, earlier this week, claimed that it has taken EVO services to more than 100 cities and towns; however, it turned out to be an exaggerated claim or call it falsified one – as service is yet to hit many destinations including Sargodha. When we checked our local sources in Sargodha, they confirmed that EVO isn’t available in the city. PTCL Exchanges [...]

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wi-tribe Drives for Green Initiatives

By | July 7, 2010 6 Comments

wi-tribe in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA), recently organized “walk-a-cause”, an event where employees embarked on a walk to encourage support for the environment. wi-tribers set out together from wi-tribe’s head office in F-8 Markaz to Faisal Mosque, in Islamabad. 110 Saplings were planted by various members of wi-tribe’s Islamabad team. wi-tribe Pakistan’s Vice President of Human Capital, Zaheer Baig commented, “It is a [...]

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Orascom Sells LDN Egypt to Mobinil

By | July 5, 2010 7 Comments

Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has completed sale of its internet services arm LINKdotNET and Link Egypt (“LINK”) to the mobile network operator, Mobinil, said a statement issued by Orascom Telecom. Orascom had announced in February 2009 about the sale of group’s ISP part of Link Egypt’s business. This transaction will affect LINKdotNET’s Egyptian operations only. The other non-connectivity business, LINK Development, LINKonLINE, Connect Ads, Arab [...]

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PTCL EVO Hits More than 100 Cities

By | July 5, 2010 55 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) now extends its wireless Broadband EVO service in 100 major cities & towns across Pakistan, said a company statement. PTCL EVO is a 3G wireless technology experience that gives opportunity to roam freely with an average download speeds from 300 kbps to 500 kilo bits per second. EVO technology has witnessed highest growth amongst other broadband technologies in Pakistan. PTCL [...]

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