Careem, the Super App for the greater Middle East and Pakistan, has entered into a strategic partnership with Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL) to facilitate the latter’s employees with cost-effective mobility solutions in their commuting needs. With this partnership, Careem will provide safe, hassle-free and convenient mobility for 16,000+ employees across multiple locations in the country. A signing ceremony was held to mark the occasion at PTCL’s head office in Islamabad, where the senior leadership from both organizations were present. Commenting on the partnership, Mohsin Zaka, General Manager, Ride Hailing,... Read More.
In continuation of a winning streak from past years, Zong saw larger recognition of their improvement efforts in the realm of user mobile experience through the customer-experience oriented Open signal awards 2021. Winning five out of seven award categories outright, Zong once again dominated the mobile network experience awards for Pakistan. The operator came top on Video Experience, Games Experience, and Upload Speed Experience, 4G Availability and 4G Coverage Experience. Furthermore, Zong also became the joint winner with Jazz for Voice App Experience and Download Speed Experience. The Opensignal awards... Read More.
Likee, a global short video platform with headquarters in Singapore, and now one of the top five most downloaded apps in the Google Play Store shares five easy tips for beginners in Pakistan to live stream over the internet. In the past there has been a lot of positive sentiment towards livestreaming. In fact, according to Stream Elements, internet users watched 1.1 billion hours of live video in 2019 and according to Go-Global, by the end of 2020, live streaming was expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic.... Read More.
Spotify , the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is available to millions of people in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, offering brands a new opportunity to reach millions of engaged listeners through its innovative and creative ad-supported free tier. Httpool will serve as Spotify’s local advertising sales partner. Available for free to all in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lankasince February 23 Spotify offers the best listening experience for local and international music of over 70 million tracks across thousands of devices including mobile, smart speakers, desktop and... Read More.
Telenor Pakistan has become one of the first telcos to launch Spotify Premium in Pakistan. Through this collaboration, Telenor Pakistan customers will be able to subscribe to Spotify Premium through their Telenor mobile balance and enjoy unlimited #MoreSeZyadaEntertainment. This collaboration will enable Telenor Pakistan’s 47 million customers to access Spotify’s over 70 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists from around the world. Users may also enjoy personalised music recommendations and discover new music. The premium version offers ad-free music listening and allows access to many personalisation features such as... Read More.
Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading digital payments platform is transforming customer experience with WhatsApp channel support. This initiative enables users to access an interactive, automated support channel 24/7on a dedicated WhatsApp number +923411103737. With instant replies and the ability to operate without any available human interaction coupled with pre-defined interaction rules to facilitate users, Easypaisa’s WhatsApp support is a first of its kind initiative for any branch less banking player in Pakistan. Easypaisa has always been the first to introduce revolutionary features and tools to the financial ecosystem in Pakistan. With WhatsApp... Read More.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded contract worth approximately PKR 1.37Billion to Telenor for providing High Speed Mobile Broadband services in Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin UlHaque and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhariwitnessed the contract signing ceremony held at the USF Office, Islamabad on Wednesday. The contracts were signed by Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary, CEO, USF with IrfanWahab Khan, CEO Telenor. The Federal Secretary for IT &... Read More.
Ufone celebrated its 20 years of excellence and glory on Friday, January 29. A virtual event was held for employees all over the country to revel the special occasion. Children of Pakistan Sweet Homes were invited to share this memorable occasion with Ufone and a cake cutting ceremony was held for them. A heartfelt tribute was paid to all those who passed away during last year including Ufone’s former CEO and a visionary leader, Mr Rashid Khan. Employees were also lauded for their resilience during these tough times and their... Read More.
Being a front runner in digitalisation and fully committed to agility, flexibility and mobility as part of its culture, Telenor Pakistan has taken an industry first initiative to launch its flagship Summer Internship Program 2020 virtually to ensure the youth continues to get the opportunity to learn and grow. This program focuses on enabling and equipping the interns at a time of dynamic change to experience the reinvention of roles and new ways of working before they enter a renewed job market. The purpose of this Virtual Summer Internship... Read More.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded contract worth PKR 588 Million to Telenor Pakistan for providing hi-speed broadband in Sanghar Lot (Sindh). Federal Minister IT& Telecom, Syed Amin ul Haque inaugurated the Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development project in Sanghar (Districts of Sanghar and Umerkot) at a ceremony held at Ministry of IT & Telecom on Thursday. The contract was signed by Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry, CEO USF and Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan. Secretary IT, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui was also present at the ceremony. Chief Guest of... Read More.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Telenor has stood by Pakistan, and is living up to its purpose of connecting people to what matters most, and now committing to more. As the current situation does not warrant business as usual, Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Microfinance Bankhave gone over and beyond and pledged PKR 1.6 billion, in cash and kind, towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The in-kind contribution has commencedthrough provision of subsidised and free services and offers and add-ons for telecom and banking consumers. As the entire country has been swept with... Read More.
Businesses all across Pakistan are going through a challenging time due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. To facilitate the Pakistani business community during this hour of need and to ensure business continuity, Telenor Business has launched ‘Business Continuity Packages’ (BCP).The BCP initiative is designed to offer value to both existing and new customers. Under the initiative, Telenor Business has launched a free of cost offer“Hum Aik Hain”.This offer is designed to support the existing corporate customers to cope with the surge in connectivity needs due to work from... Read More.
Across the world, first week of March is marked as a celebration, honoring some of the most resilient women on the planet. As societies continue to evolve, the role of women in different walks of life is diversifying too. Today, women form a crucial pillar that supports growth in economies around the world, drives prosperous communities and paves the way for more inclusive development. Amidst the long list of nations where females are significant contributors to the economy, Pakistan has become an emerging nation. According to UN Women’s Status... Read More.
In line with recent developments in the digital ecosystem and keeping up with an increasing demand for more fluid customer experiences,Jazz has partnered with Telenor Microfinance Bank and Telenor Pakistan has partnered with Jazz Cash to provide direct and seamless integration on the mobile financial platforms to optimize customer experience. The partnership’s aim is to enable a digital ecosystem for consumers to enhance their ability to manage financial and mobile communications needs by providing reliable, border-less services. As per this direct integration amongst the entities, the Easy paisa App... Read More.
Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Head of Telenor Research, revealed during his latest visit to Pakistan, the 20 technology trends that will shape the year 2020. Like the previous year, this year’s technology trends, as projected by Telenor Group’s research arm, will take a prominent lead in developing the global digital ecosystem supported by cellular service providers, device makers, and internet companies. The Tech Trends 2020 were revealed and discussed during an interactive session at Telenor Pakistan Headquarters 345. According to Telenor Research, real green innovations will eventually go beyond the... Read More.
Taking another major leap in its technologically advanced business offerings, Telenor Pakistan has launched Bizmine, an analytical framework that enables business leaders to de-clutter crucial information and get essential data insights to take smart decisions. The launch event was held at Telenor Pakistan’s Campus, 345, which was attended by the company management and various businesses. At the event, Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata, shared the significance of next generation consumer intelligence for businesses during his keynote speech. Since it is crucial for companies to understand consumer behaviour and... Read More.
To ensure seamless connectivity for tourists and guests, Telenor Pakistan, in partnership with Serena Hotels Pakistan, has launched a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind digital platform. This solution, called ‘S TEL,’ will be a complimentary service for Serena Hotel guests allowing them to enjoy free international and local calls along with 4G internet and hotspot options, all packed in a dedicated smartphone placed in their rooms. S Tel was unveiled at an event held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad where management of both organizations was present alongside their teams. Telenor’s ‘S TEL’... Read More.
Leading a new era of communication with yet another industry-first, Pakistan’s leading telecom services provider, Telenor Pakistan, has enabled FTTT (Fiber to the Tower) on its network. The initiative is aimed at enhancing customer experience and strengthening Telenor’s network to achieve optimum readiness for emerging technologies. As the hunger for data grows at an unprecedented pace both in terms of speed and volume, Telenor Pakistan continues to deliver on its commitment to innovate and provide an unmatched customer experience. The FTTT (Fiber to the Tower)technology truly enables Telenor Pakistan... Read More.
Telenor Pakistan strongly condemns the desecration of Holy Quran and expresses deepest concern over the unfortunate incident that took place in Kristiansand, Norway. The company remains committed to the country and is proud to serve millions of Pakistanis. Dispelling the rumours regarding discontinuation of its services following the circulation of a fake notice attributed to PTA, which was also disowned by PTA earlier, the company has expressed gratitude to its customers for ignoring such rumours and fake messages. Telenor Pakistan is one of leading telecom operators and has... Read More.
Being a leading innovator of digital technology in the country, Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with Google, has become the first telecom operator in the country to bring the ability for prepaid Android users to manage their mobile data usage and price plans directly from their phone. This feature, accessible through the phone under “Mobile Data Plan” lets prepaid subscribers choose an internet package based on their usage, purpose, and/or mobile balance. This convenience offers a personalized experience and provides customers with an optimal solution based on their needs. Personalized... Read More.