Archive for June, 2010

The PTA’s Orwellian Antics

The PTA’s Orwellian Antics

A leaked confidential draft of a plan by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) indicates that the government intends to put in place a draconian system of monitoring and controlling the internet, a system which would greatly curtail freedom of users in the country, complete with dark Orwellian undertones. Needless to say, the document obtained by […]

June 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Samsung Universe Brings Exciting Innovative Products

Samsung Universe Brings Exciting Innovative Products

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, will provide the Pakistani consumers with a first-hand experience of its complete product line including the revolutionary 3D TV. For this purpose, Samsung Universe Day in Karachi is open to public where the exciting display of innovative products like new phones, air cons, […]

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ENERON Extend The Solar Shift of Telco Towers

ENERON Extend The Solar Shift of Telco Towers

Earlier it is reported that Punjab Government Order to Shift Mobile Tower on Solar Power but now today an ad appeared in the newspaper form ministery of environment saying that the telcom operators as a CRS Responsibility shift to Solar also the ad shows that the deadline to shift solar power is extended till the […]

June 30, 2010 | By | 8 Replies More
PTCL Embarks Upon The Ambitious "8 Digit" Program

PTCL Embarks Upon The Ambitious "8 Digit" Program

Following directions of PTA, PTCL has already embarked upon the ambitious plan of shifting fixed line phone numbers from 7 to 8 digits and the official and unofficial phone numbers of Karachi and Lahore have already been shifted from 7 to 8 digits. It is worthy to mention here that Digit “3” has been added […]

June 29, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Proximate “Location-Aware” Apps With Privacy, Reciprocity, and Network Aggregation

Proximate “Location-Aware” Apps With Privacy, Reciprocity, and Network Aggregation

Proximate Global Inc. today officially unveiled its leading edge, proximity-based social networking application face2face. The application, which is available for smartphone platforms – BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and J2ME (such as Nokia’s) represents the next chapter in location-aware services, as it solves the rapidly growing problems of privacy and safety that are plaguing current alternatives. Until […]

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Pakistan Achieves Milestone of 90pc Computerized Registration of The Adult Population: Tariq Malik

Pakistan has emerged as one of the very few countries in the World where 90 per cent of the adult population is registered through most secure biometric technology introduced by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). “We are striving to attain 100 per cent registration and if we hit 94% we are as good as […]

June 29, 2010 | By | Reply More

Intel PC Donation Under The World Ahead Program

Under the World Ahead Program, Intel Pakistan is on its way to fulfill the 4,000 PCs donation target to schools across Pakistan by 2011. Seen in photo are students of Public School & College, a government-run institution in North Karachi, working on Intel-powered Classmate PCs with Wi-Fi connectivity. The devices donated to the school offer a reliable, […]

June 28, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More

Telecom Industry Has Yet To Go Miles

Telecom operators in Pakistan may well be running in losses; the cellular subscriber market may well have reached the saturation points, but nothing stopped the telecom firms throw in a wide range of product offerings and different packages in the year to date. In the face of slower mobile subscription growth, the industry managed to […]

June 28, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Inaction of IT Officials Land Telecom Operators in Trouble

Inaction of IT Officials Land Telecom Operators in Trouble

The absence of senior official of ministry of IT has increased the uncertainty as people sitting on the helm of affairs are abroad these days. It is pertinent to mention here that the provincial government of Punjab has issued June 30 deadline to all Telecom operators in the province for shifting of cellular phone towers […]

June 28, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

Punjab to Provide Subsidy Worth Rs. 2 Billion on Solar Energy Tubewells

Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sirdar Zulfiraq Ali Khan Khosa has said that provincial government will provide subsidy worth Rs. 2 billion on solar energy tubewells and preference will be given to the farmers of shashmahi canals areas. He said that subsidy amount can be increased if required. He said that agriculture is the […]

June 27, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More