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Warid Confirms Its customers About 4G LTE Launch in September

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Warid Telecom has finally come out of stealth mode for its 4G LTE launch plans as it is now communicating its customers about the launch of 4G LTE services in the country. While we have been rigorously following and covering Warid’s 4G LTE developments, but it was only recently that Warid officially confirmed its customers about 4G LTE launch date that is likely to be [...]

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Mobilink to Commercially Launch its 3G on July 18th

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink has finally announced a date for the commercial launch of its 3G services. According to details, company will be commercially launching its 3G services in the country on July 18th, 2014. Mobilink had been offering free 3G services to its customers in eleven cities till now. There were growing concerns about delay in commercial launch of Mobilink’s 3G services, but company had explained that [...]

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Website Gets Hacked

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Official website of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf was hacked last night by a Pakistani hacker group that wants to be known as “Muslim Cyber Group”. PTI’s website remained defaced for several hours showing a message from hackers for Imran Khan that argued that PTI Leader should be more vocal for the people of Gaza. Defaced page read: Hacked by W3b_dR1ft3R Muslim Cyber Army Hello Dear Imran Khan [...]

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Huawei Showcases Ascend P7 to Dealers in Pakistan

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Huawei recently conducted a ceremony to privilege its dealers with first-hand experience of its newly launched handsets in Pakistan. A number of Huawei’s dealers across the country participated in the event. The ceremony showcased the newly launched Ascend P7, Ascend P6, Honor 3C, Y600 and Y330 to the dealers A press statement said that all eyes were on the latest 4G LTE-enabled Ascend P7; the [...]

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Zouhair Khaliq Joins GSMA Mobile for Development

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Zouhair A. Khaliq, former CEO of Mobilink and recently the Board Member of Wateen, has joined the GSM Association as Managing Director, GSMA Mobile for Development. He will be based in London, UK. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including [...]

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Sindh High Court Puts ICH Withdrawal Directive on Hold

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Long Distance and International (LDI) operators were naturally not happy (for apparent reasons) with MoIT’s policy directive according to which ICH was suppose to get withdrawn from August 1st, 2014. Consequently, Redtone, ADG, Circle Net and Telecard moved to Sindh High Court with plea that Ministry of IT and Telecom issued the directive without consulting the LDI operators and pleaded that directive should be reversed. [...]

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Unilever Announces Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards 2014

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

To add to their last year’s success of Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards spree, this year Unilever has announced the submission date and eligibility criteria to let the future leaders take part in this award giving campaign for which they will be given a hefty amount of money to hop the financial hurdles they are facing and much desired mentorship from the professionals. Sustainability is [...]

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Google Introduces Two Games on Maps to Keep You Busy

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

What is the best thing you can do when you’re in command of the world’s best mapping service? You turn the whole world into a game, of course. That’s what Google is doing: turn the whole world into the game and in return also get a bit of publicity. For that, it has added two new games to Maps, called Smarty Pins and GeoGuesser. The [...]

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Mobilink Initiates Summer Internship Program 2014

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink conducted an internship orientation session to mark the start of its annual Summer Internship Program 2014. This nationwide program has enrolled students for a project based internship program after a rigorous selection criteria encompassing a series of tests and interviews for the various departments at Mobilink.  The Summer Interns 2014 are Bachelors’ or Masters’ students of HEC recognized institutes. Sadia Ahmad Vice President Human [...]

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PTA Facilitates Relief Operation for IDPs

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Owing to the reports regarding problems faced by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from NWA, lodged in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in getting financial relief through SIMs, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has stepped up efforts to facilitate the affected people. The Government has announced a financial relief as compensation to IDPs which was to be disbursed through mobile phone SIM cards. For this purpose, Zong [...]

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Nokia X Portathon Concludes in Karachi

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft Devices kicked off the Nokia X Portathon across various universities of Karachi. Nokia X Portathon, is a unique application porting program where developers port their Android applications onto the Nokia Store getting the advantages of Nokia X platform along with the range of Nokia X devices. Nokia X Portathon garnered much traction from students and graduates belonging to University of Karachi, IBA, FAST, FUUAST, [...]

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Mobile Phone Users in Pakistan Cross 139.2 Million Mark

By | July 10, 2014 No Comments

Cellular mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 139.20 million at the end of May 2014, said latest stats published by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Market situation remained almost the same as previous months with Mobilink leading the market with 38.44 million subscribers and Telenor standing at second slot with 36.31 million subscribers. Zong, which recently took over Ufone’s position to become number three operator has now [...]

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Brazil vs Germany Semi Final Was the Most-Tweeted Event in History

By | July 10, 2014 No Comments

The unexpected, shameful 7-1 beating which Brazil got at the hands of Germany on Tuesday did cause an explosion on social networks, in particular at Twitter. The incident took over Super Bowl (whatever that is) as the most-tweeted sporting event in the world. To make it further special, Twitter released a heat map (produced below). Watch closely how after the scoring of the fifth goal, [...]

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BlackBerry Reveals Why its Next Flagship will be Better than Your Current Phone

By | July 10, 2014 No Comments

The new BlackBerry Passport is the most interesting smartphone to emerge out of Canada in ages. For starters, it has a 4.5″ display with 1,440 x 1,440 resolution (453 ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB worth RAM, 32 GB memory and BlackBerry’s trademark QWERTY keyboard on it. However, it is the form factor which really differentiates it from the competition, and other BlackBerries too [...]

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First Ever Pakistan Start up Report Reveals Great News for Investors

By | July 10, 2014 No Comments

We Pakistanis are witnessing a quick rise in the field of entrepreneurship and marketing. With all these workshops and growing startups the future scope of Pakistan does seem fine and concrete. And to reinforce it, a report has been published by the “World Startup Report” about Pakistan named as Pakistan Startup Report. It is basically a compilation of a brief encyclopaedia of the country’s startup culture, the document, [...]

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