Huawei held its Global FSI Summit 2020 (online overseas part) with the theme of “Thrive Digitally in a Mobile Future.” Financial institutions and enterprises were invited to share their experience and insights in dealing with the “new normal” in the post-pandemic era,involving accelerated mobile first implementation and using FinTech to ensure business continuity and reshape financial services models.Huawei believes that mobile capabilities are key to future banks. Supporting this mobile-centric business will require new IT architectures and key capabilities of cloud, AI and 5G. As a leading tech player,Huawei provides... Read More.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unravelling decades of health, education and other advances for children across South Asia, and governments must take urgent action to prevent millions of families from slipping back into poverty, UNICEF said in a new reportreleased today. With the pandemic expanding rapidly across a region that contains a quarter of the world’s population, Lives Upended describes the disastrous immediate and longer-term consequences that the virus and the measures to curb it have had on 600 million children and the services they depend on. “The side-effects of the... Read More.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is expected to receive planning permission this week to build a 400-million-pound ($494.24-million) research and development centre in Britain’s Sawston village.The facility, 7 miles (11 km) from Cambridge, will be built for researching and developing chips for use in broadband. The South Cambridgeshire District Council has been advised to approve the company’s application in full, the media reported.The Chinese company wants to build the facility in the village of Sawston, seven miles from Cambridge. The area is frequently referred to as... Read More.
The Citizens Foundation recently welcomed renowned journalist Sidra Iqbal as its Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness on how quality education has the power to help society change for the better. As a Goodwill Ambassador, Sidra will be working alongside the TCF team, using her influence to create awareness for the education emergency in Pakistan and highlight how TCF is working on the grass root level to take education to the most difficult parts of the country for the less privileged children. “The world around us has drastically transformed... Read More.
Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading digital payments platform, has partnered with Eat Mubarak to expand the already diverse range of offerings available to its customers. Easypaisa users can now conveniently order food from their favourite restaurants through the Easypaisa Mobile App. The feature is aimed to provide ease of access and freedom to people while using Easypaisa as it continues to broaden the number of services which can be availed directly through the App. The Easypaisa App has become a one-stop solution for an enormous array of financial transactions particularly during the... Read More.
Life has slowed down, but people still need to sell their cars or buy used ones. Recognizing this necessity and supporting customers’ efforts to maintain social distancing, VavaCars has once again set out to completely revolutionize the car selling process by offering their services at people’s doorsteps via their new, ground-breaking mobile purchasing units. Reopening its existing purchase centers, with rigorous safety and hygiene protocols in place, VavaCars has also launched its third purchase center in Nazimabad, Karachi. Located near main food street that connects North Nazimabad and Federal... Read More.
Ignite National Technology Fund under the auspices of Ministry of IT & Telecom has launched “National Education Challenge 2020” through National Incubation Center Karachi. Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Amin Ul Haq in his message said “Ministry of IT & Telecom is delighted to support all innovative initiatives across various fields that can thwart the impact of this global pandemic. We believe that technology can serve as a great enabler in all sectors especially education.” Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication lauded this... Read More.
OPPO’s first-time collaboration on Tiktok has resulted in garnering massive interest amongst the audience, which allows the people to participate in the TikTok challenge #HowFastCanYouBe. Furthermore, 15 lucky winners will get a chance to win OPPO F15. The campaign became an instant hit on TikTok and managed to gain more than 70M+ views in just a matter of a few days, where quirky TikTokers made their videos to the catchy beat uploaded by OPPO. The challenge began with Asim Azhar and Zara Noor Abbas showcasing their lightning-fast dance moves.... Read More.
The disruptions to traditional education caused by the pandemic hold the capacity to further widen learning gaps between different regions and countries, alongside aggravating the digital divide. To address this problem, distance-learning has proven to be a leading effective measure. To facilitate contactless education that is accessible to both educators and students of Higher Educational Institutes and ICT academies, Huawei Pakistan initiated a series of online training and exam programs.These programs provide high-quality resources on an open platform, enabling the instructors to learn about the latest developments in emerging technologies.... Read More.
Strengthening its commitment to supporting the Pakistani government during the COVID-19 crisis, Bank Alfalah has joined forces with Mastercard and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to provide a safe online donation portal to support those in need during the pandemic. Through the platform, people can now securely donate to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund 2020 from anywhere in the world by using their debit or credit cards. The initiative is in line with the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) guidelines for banks to take necessary... Read More.
OPPO is days away from launching Find X2 Pro – the latest 4G all-around smartphone with one of the best high-quality screens in the industry. Previously launched in March in Malaysia and soon to be launched in India, the most anticipated smartphone OPPO Find X2 Pro is set to hit the Pakistani smartphone market on 15th June 2020. This is the first time OPPO is bringing flagship series into the Pakistani high-end smartphone market, which shows its commitment to meeting local consumer needs. Exploration is at the heart of OPPO’s DNA, which leads it to... Read More.
Infinix, a premium online-driven smartphone brand designed for the young generation, following the success of Note 7 now the Infinix Note 7 also comes in 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM in more attractive price of Rs. 24,999.With 48MP Quad Rear Camera, capable of shooting high detailed pictures and videos, MediaTek Helio G70 chipset & a 6.95” HD+ Infinity-O display. The Note 7 series consists of three variants i.e. 6GB+128GB (Rs.28, 999), 4GB+128GB (Rs.26, 999) and newly added option of 4GB+64GB. Infinix Note 7 is available on XPark, Daraz and stores near... Read More.
It comes amid a new security review that could lead the UK government to ban use of Huawei’s 5G network kit. The Chinese telecoms company says it is “as committed as ever” to provide “the best equipment” to the UK’s 5G mobile and full-fibre broadband providers. Huawei’s local boss said they expects the UK to act in the nation’s interests. The initiative follows a report in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph, which said London-headquartered bank HSBC fears it could face reprisals in China, if the UK acts against Huawei.The Sunday Times also reported... Read More.
Surprisingly, numbers have a much deeper influence on the world around us. Numbers are the pattern in nature, which seems innate, all human beings are born with. Numerology is the study of numerical value and how it influences personal life. Similarly, the prime number 5 (for the spark 5 series) assumes a special significance in the numerical family as humans have five digits on each hand. Recently, a leading smartphone brand TECNO has announced to fresh up its most popular Spark series with the debut of Spark 5 and Spark 5 pro. Let’s see... Read More.
Nokia might not be directly connected to Nokia Mobile, but the Finns need its branded smartphones to elevate brand awareness. To have smartphones with its name could prove to be of use, especially now when Nokia is a leader in bringing the world closer to 5G. Nokia was working closely with Nokia Mobile to make Nokia 8.3 5G a thing, and we know that the main goal of that phone is to bring 5G connectivity to a lower price range. Nokia Mobile is likely to lower the level by... Read More.
Launched to facilitate secure, cheap and rapid remittances by overseas Pakistani’s, the Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) is a joint initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Ministry of Finance. Remittances play a crucial role in Pakistan’s economy, providing a much-needed inflow of dollars to boost foreign exchange reserves. Ranking amongst the top 5 remittance receiving countries, Pakistan depends heavily on this inflow for building domestic financial resilience. In the past, high cost of remittance and difficult procedures acted as major obstacles and caused senders to either... Read More.
Huawei, which was desperate to break into the European market, sprang into action. Yu, who was vice-president of wireless networks then, canceled all of his appointments and worked with Huawei’s small team in Europe and engineers back in China to devise a solution. Within a week, they came up with one – a base station that could be deployed in two parts, required little space to install and was cheaper to run. Telfort was impressed. Within months the deal for a 10-year contract worth 230 million euros was sealed... Read More.
Marking as his third musical release in the past three months, Abdullah Qureshi has dropped another single ‘KitniDair’ accompanied by a conceptual music video.The powerfully honest song is a call to find the glimmer of hope in those dark times when you feel completely lost. The track perfectly encapsulates how, in your worst times, you can always have God to turn back to. Packed with profound lyrics and Qureshi’s soulful vocals, the newest track is soft yet powerful. The music video follows the journey of a girl who struggles... Read More.
An announcement discharged by NUST said that the United Nations turns 75 this year and worldwide conversations on the issues confronting mankind, UN Secretary His Excellency General Antonio Guterres shouted to partners worldwide to partake in UN75 dialogue. During his visit to Pakistan and NUST in February 2020, he explicitly mentioned NUST to take an interest in UN75 dialogues. It said that high-sway arrangements will be curated and introduced at an extraordinary occasion at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA, this fall. Because of the call by... Read More.
Due to the COVID-19 global outbreak, industry digitization has entered a new phase of explosive development —a sign of the market’s strong resilience and its great potential for growth. Digitization can drive innovation in both government management models and business models of vertical industries, as well as boost production and service efficiency. With this in mind, what is the direction of digital transformation in various industries, and how should they transform? What advantages can Huawei bring in helping enterprise customers achieve business success? At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020... Read More.