Easypaisa, Pakistan’s premier digital payments platform, signed an agreement with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to enable collection of payments for the organization in a convenient and simplified manner. The agreement was recently signed by Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank and Saboor Malik, President, RCCI at the latter’s headquarters. Member businesses of RCCI can now make their fee payments through Easypaisa, thereby opening a new horizon for digital transactions. RCCI is one of the largest commerce bodies and the first to initiate and adopt digital... Read More.
Video-sharing service TikTok has reiterated the use of its moderation mechanisms to remove any potentially harmful or inappropriate content from its platform, saying Pakistan is among the top five markets where the largest volume of videos was removed over violations of its community guidelines. TikTok is a Chinese social networking app that allows users to make video clips, lip-sync to songs and create short videos. The company’s statement comes more than two weeks after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a “final warning” to it over obscene and immoral content on... Read More.
Huawei Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board Catherine Chen delivered a keynote speech at the online Better World Summit 2020 today. According to Chen, telecom regulators across many nations and industries must work together to address the shared challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and create a more inclusive future for all. Other speakers at the summit included representatives from the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), the South... Read More.
Telecommunications leaders and experts from Pakistan and across the world recently virtually attended the SAMENA Telecommunication Council Leaders’ Summit to review plans for unleashing the potential of 5G networks to boost economies and societies in a post COVID-19 environment. The Summit was hosted by Huawei for the seventh consecutive year. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary of IT and Telecommunication; Maj. Gen. Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority; Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Digital Pakistan, Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan were all... Read More.
Rain, South Africa’s data-only mobile network launched its first Standalone 5G (SA 5G) network in the country. Powered by Huawei, this is the first commercial standalone 5G network in Africa. rain’s Standalone 5G is currently available in Cape Town covering areas including Sea Point in Cape Town, Claremont, Goodwood, Bellville, Durbanville, and Cape Town City Centre. The newly released SA 5G network are built on rain’s own sites. This allows rain to significantly enhance its fixed wireless broadband (FWA) service experience in the covered areas. tandalone 5G... Read More.
Globally acclaimed smartphone brand, TECNO has finally announced the winners for its trending gesture challenge on TikTok, #Giveme5withSpark5.The official video of this act went viral and reached 200Million views on TikTok within a few days of its broadcast. The challenge was first broadcasted with the celebrity faces including gorgeous Sadia Khan, talented Yashmina Gill and former video-jockey Hina Altaf. Not only this 30 famous TikTokers like Kanwal Aftab, Zulqarnain Sikandar, AreekaHaq and Malik Usman further endorsed this creative act by uploading their fun videos. The brand has announced 3... Read More.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to immediately block Bigo and issue a final warning to Tik Tok to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control obscenity. According to the PTA, a number of complaints had been received from different segments of the society against immoral, obscene and vulgar content on the social media applications particularly Tik Tok and Bigo, and their extremely negative effects on the society in general and youth in particular. The PTA had issued necessary notices to the aforementioned social media companies... Read More.
Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2020 today. The company generated CNY454 billion in revenue during this period, a 13.1% increase year-on-year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%. Huawei’s carrier, enterprise, and consumer businesses achieved CNY159.6 billion, CNY36.3 billion, and CNY255.8 billion in revenue, respectively. As countries around the globe are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, information and communications technologies (ICT) have become not only a crucial tool for combatting the virus, but also an engine for economic recovery. Huawei reiterated its commitment to working with... Read More.
Telecommunications leaders and experts from Pakistan and across the world recently gatheredat the SAMENA Telecommunication Council Leaders’ Summit to review plansfor unleashing the potential of 5G networks to boost economiesand societies in a post COVID-19 environment. Held virtually for the first time due to social-distancing requirements, the Summit was hosted by Huaweifor the seventh consecutive year. This year, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council Leaders’ Summit welcomed H.E. Maj. Gen. Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority; H.E. Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan;H.M. Queen Silvia of... Read More.
The recently inaugurated 250-bed Chinese funded Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC) was built in Islamabad in a record 40 days. The purpose is to meet the increasing challenges posed by the coronavirus that has claimed nearly 5,000 lives and infected over 240,000 people in the country. Media was briefed about the hospital which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and was built at a cost of Rs 980 million with maximum facilities to diagnose and treat the infectious disease. The construction of specialized hospital will play crucial role in... Read More.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced the launch of Customer Support Services in Sindhi Language from its helpline 1218. The company had initially planned to offer the Sindhi language service earlier; however, the launch was delayed due to COVID-19. PTCL’s philosophy is based on equality and respect for all, while always striving for inclusion of all customers from different ethnicities, race, culture, religion and languages. Fariha Tahir Shah, PTCL spokesperson, expressed her views, “As a national company, our focus is to serve our customers across Pakistan and we... Read More.
Taking the lead in ensuring the safety of the masses with their CSR initiative, Infinix, a globally acclaimed smartphone brand, has joined hands with DOW, one of the leading health institutes in the country fighting on the frontlines against COVID-19. In an activity that took place at DOW today, the smartphone manufacturers have announced a donation of 40,000 masks to DOW medical institute to play its part with small steps that will help reach the bigger goal and eliminate this threat. These efforts come as a meaningful and prompt gesture... Read More.
As the world looks to establish a “new normal” amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, information and communication technologies (ICT) are coming to the fore in Pakistan as critical tools in protecting public health and in realizing socio-economic stability. Understanding this digital shift is important to both businesses and government authorities as they seek new ways to confront the challenges posed by the pandemic. Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan shared his thoughts“We have worked with our customers and partners effortlessly over the last few months to make sure of... Read More.
On the direction of Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque, Ministry of IT and Telecommunication is continuing its efforts to enhance IT exports and encourage IT companies. The IT & IT enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances comprising of computer services and call center services have surged to US $1.11 billion at a growth rate of 20.75% over the first 11 months of FY 2019-20 (July – May), in comparison to US $917.875 million during the same period in FY 2018-19, according to performance report of... Read More.
TECNO Mobiles has signed the renowned Muller & Phipps (M&P) as their new distributor. TECNO, with its popular demand, has taken this initiative to expand their product outreach within the country. M & P, over the years has established itself as the customer’s first choice in express and logistics business in Pakistan,domestically and Internationally. M&P is Pakistan’s first ever FedEx Authorized Ship Center providing local and international courier services.The company has made a mark among its rivals as the most promising distribution network with an excellent history of consumer... Read More.
NUST SDN Project Kickoff event was focused on technology-based advancement specifically in Software Defined Network (SDN) project deployment in National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Pakistan which will be started officially from 2nd Week of July powered by Huawei. The main goal is to deliver digital transformation in Education Sector of Pakistan. NUST is first university of Pakistan to opt for SDN solution both for data center and campus networks. NUST SDN project was adopted through a comprehensive evaluation criteria and detailed technical working of NUST. Key features... Read More.
TECNO Pakistan once again, is all set to spark up your life with TikTok #GiveMe5WithSpark5 exciting challenge for Tiktok users with the launch of all-new Spark 5 Pro and all the participants will have a chance to win brand new Spark 5 Pro. This time the campaign is bigger and better than before as the top three celebs will take the lead and uncork this challenge. The names of the celebrities are not yet revealed, but Hina Altaf pictures are getting viral on social media as a part of campaign. GiveMe5WithSpark5... Read More.
Microsoft has just scored a stunning strike against its biggest rival Zoom with a major new Teams feature. Microsoft’s Teams has been launching features left, right and center as it aims to beat Zoom in the videoconferencing arena. Now, Microsoft has just ramped things up another level after confirming a major new Teams feature—the ability to allow 300 meeting participants to attend a video call. Microsoft product manager Mike Tholfsen confirmed the launch of the new feature, previously outlined in the firm’s roadmap, in a tweet. By adding this feature, Microsoft will... Read More.
Pakistan has joined the league of some of the top countries of the world by providing a Certification from Home Platform for Microsoft Certifications for its students. An agreement was reached between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Microsoft to provide this Certification free of cost to the first 2000 students who register for the opportunity. It’s a major step not only for bridging the gap between education and employability, but also for helping students acquire professional skills while they have more time during this Covid period. ... Read More.
Pakistan’s leading smartphone brand Infinix has slashed the price of its premium device, the Infinix Smart 4. The state-of-the-art device with 6.6″ large HD+ waterdrop display is now available at Rs. 13,999 in stores and online countrywide. The Infinix Smart 4 comes with a beautiful 6.6” Waterdrop display and a Long-lasting 4000mAh Battery. For imaging duties, it boasts AI-powered dual camera lenses, with a 5 MP front and 8 MP rear camera. The device is available in three attractive color options; cosmic purple, quetzal cyan, and midnight black. ... Read More.