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.
ZEE5 Global announces the launch of the first Zindagi original,CHURAILS streaming from 11th August onwards on the digital platform. Directed by critically acclaimed film maker, AsimAbbasi, Churails brings together a talented cast led by Sarwat Gilani, NimraBucha, MeharBano and Yasra Rizvi for this power-packed narrative. She who takes ownership of her life and is unapologetic of her being. She who breaks the glass ceiling and every prejudice that society has created against women. She who is strong, she who is fierce, she stands for what she believes in… she... 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.
With Eid-ul-Adha fast approaching, Daraz, the leading ecommerce platform in the country, is offering customers in Lahore and Karachi a digital solution with the Qurbani Ghar Bethay campaign. As millions across the country continue to practice social distancing and remain hesitant to visit mandis to purchase animals or to have sacrifices at home, Daraz is offering a convenient platform through which they can purchase Qurbani products from trusted and reliable butchers of their choice. The animals will be sacrificed on behalf of the customer and the meat will be... Read More.
Keeping the consumers’ evolving entertainment needs at the fore, Media & Entertainment Powerhouse ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) today announced the return of its much-loved content brand Zindagi, on its digital entertainment platform, ZEE5. Zindagi’s shows have been highly appreciated by audiences for its realistic appeal, superlative character portrayals, captivating performances and its ability to satiate the evolving content preferences of the viewers. Catering to this strong level of global consumer demand, Zindagi is returning with a bigger promise to not only offer its rich original content library, but to... 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.
Day three of the first, fully virtual Beaconhouse School of Tomorrow Conference: A World of Tomorrow: Negotiating a Better Future concluded the conference with all 22 sessions resonating with global audiences over the weekend. A key highlight of day one of the conference was the recognition of the Pakistan government’s comprehensive response to COVID-19 by Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. On day two, Mr Andreas Schleicher, Head of the OECD Directorate of Education & Skills joined for a discussion with Mr Kasim Kasuri, CEO... 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.
Beaconhouse is launching its first fully virtual School of Tomorrow (SOT) Conference: A World of Tomorrow: Negotiating a Better Future on July 10-12, 2020, made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor UBL. Targeting a global audience of over 500,000 people, the SOT seeks to understand how Covid-19 is shaping important global conversations about safer and more balanced futures, as well as pushing educators to reimagine the future of education at both school and university levels. The conference opens with a special message by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... 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.