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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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ICT Forum Pakistan Recommends Changes in 3G / 4G IM

By | March 17, 2014 39 Comments

ICT Forum Pakistan, a newly established Forum (a think-tank on matters related to ICTs), has shared its input on Draft Information Memorandum for 3G/4G spectrum auction. Backed by veterans like Pervez Iftikhar, Mr. Baqai, Prof. Dr. Ayub Alvi and others, ICT Forum said that their suggestions/comments are unbiased, independent and based on benchmarking and analysis carried out by individuals who have served Pakistan’s ICT sector [...]

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Telcos Show Serious Concerns over 3G/4G IM

By | March 6, 2014 65 Comments

Telecom operators have shown serious concerns relating to various matters after thoroughly going through the Information Memorandum for next-gen license auction that is planned for April 7th, 2014. Apparently they aren’t happy with variety of things, ranging from the price to payment terms and from number of licenses offered to spectrum types that up for sale. Ricardo Tavares, CEO of TechPolis and consultant for all [...]

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The Evil side of Social Media

By | February 18, 2014 81 Comments

By Shahzad Ahmad Social media is perhaps the strongest silent broadcaster the world has ever seen. It offers the liberty to a person of any age or gender to explore anything and everything. Unrestricted Access Despite several bans and site blocks, internet users can easily surpass any firewall with minimal effort. There are several software available online which can be downloaded from the internet; these [...]

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Know This Before Calling for a Call Centre Job!

By | February 18, 2014 22 Comments

By Madiha  Javed from Wah Cantt Pakistan’s call centre industry has established itself to be one of the most popular and successful sector of the country. The reason behind this success is that it has created vast employment opportunities for youngsters who have very little or no work experience and skills. In a country like Pakistan, where unemployment rate is high, such job opportunities are [...]

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2014: A Watershed Year for the Telecom Industry

By | February 17, 2014 No Comments

By David Tusa and Adel Belcaid of Booz & Company The global telecom industry is looking at an eventful 2014 where the trends of recent years are expected to converge and culminate into a perfect storm. This is a Darwinian year that will distinguish between winners and losers, ruthlessly and unequivocally. We believe that the players who will define the next wave of industry growth [...]

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Why Telecommuting is a Great Idea for Pakistani Companies?

By | February 6, 2014 4 Comments

By Muhammad Farrukh Iqbal Telecommuting (working from home) is something that the globalized village is catching up to. In Pakistan, fewer companies were interested in having this kind of working arrangement with their employees. However, with the passage of time, a lot of new start-ups are finding it a lot more interesting idea. I, being one of the many telecommuters in Pakistan, am writing this [...]

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ICH’s Role in Curbing Grey Traffic

By | February 3, 2014 No Comments

By Sohaib Sheikh Ever received an international call with a local number? If yes, then that call came through illegal grey channels. For those who are not familiar, grey traffic is the way to carry international voice traffic into Pakistan through the internet (VoIP) and then terminating those voice calls on exchanges within the country. These exchanges are capable of transferring VoIP calls to local [...]

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Pakistan Soon to Get DTH Services

By | January 28, 2014 36 Comments

By Saman Asif DTH or Direct-to-home TV system is usually perceived as an expensive solution and majority hold the view that cable TV is not going to get replaced by DTH due to its cost-effectiveness. Even PEMRA believes that DTH might not entirely replace cable TV, even in the long run. PEMRA’s spokesperson, while commenting on the situation, said “The fact that DTH will come [...]

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3G Can Trigger Pakistan’s Economy by Over Rs. 1,000 Billion in 5 Years

By | January 22, 2014 35 Comments

It is a widely established fact that broadband infrastructure contributes towards economic growth of a country and notable amount of job creation. Pakistan – without 3G – was left with PTCL’s aging copper media to cope with broadband needs of the country. WiMAX operators couldn’t fill the gap while EvDO technology isn’t smooth enough to entirely replace the fixed broadband technology. This whole proposition resulted [...]

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14 Websites To Earn Money Online as a Freelance Writer

By | January 15, 2014 24 Comments

By Uzma Asghar In the global era, everyone is busy. We all hardly find any time for our families or even for our own selves. In this epoch of technology home based jobs can save a lot of time for us. Starting career as a freelance writing is a golden opportunity. There are a lot of websites that can help you start your career as [...]

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2013 for Smartphones!

By | January 1, 2014 2 Comments

The year 2013 may have brought quite a lot of new things to the table in the case of smartphones, but as a whole it has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Sure, technologies like 4K video recording, curved displays and 2K resolution displays are quite an achievement for which manufacturers should be proud but even they are overhauls and steps build upon from previous years. [...]

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Does Degree Name is What Really Matters?

By | December 23, 2013 19 Comments

By Hasan Farooq This is a question which has been striking my head for so long and, today, I eventually decided to pen it down. I have done my bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the renowned engineering universities of Pakistan. However, for my Masters by Research degree, I chose Computer Science (Information technology) field as I found my profound interest in Computer Networks [...]

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PTA, Its the Time To Act and Save the Industry!

By | December 5, 2013 30 Comments

By Sarfraz Arshad Pakistan’s telecommunication industry, for the past 10 or so years, has been highly instrumental in not only generating handsome revenue for the government but is also providing relief to the masses by enabling them with advanced telecom services and offering job opportunities to hundreds of thousands of individuals. The industry that has suffered badly from the law and order situation, security issue, [...]

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