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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issues revised quality of service regulations for fixed broadband services

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reviewed the existing Broadband Quality of Service Regulations, 2014 and has issued revised Fixed Broadband Regulations after due consultation with all the stakeholders. The Regulations shall be known as “Fixed Broadband Quality of Service (QoS) Regulations, 2022”. These regulations have been updated keeping in view existing and emerging fixed broadband […]


Pak becoming hub for global Information Technology (IT) organizations in terms of time zone: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque said on Tuesday that Pakistan is becoming an important hub for the best IT talent and global IT organizations in terms of time zone. “Partnering with Pakistan, the fifth largest and most populous country means partnering with a huge repository of capable and delivering youth,” he […]


Eight Information Technology (IT) sector projects in KP in final phase of completion: Atif Khan

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Science & Information Technology, Atif Khan has said that work on eight IT sector projects in the province has reached the final phase of completion. The completion of these projects would not only promote the digitization of the economy but also pave the way for the provision of services in […]


‘Government committed to providing affordable internet connectivity’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque Sunday said that Pakistan is committed to working for affordable internet, universal, meaningful connectivity, and close global and regional cooperation. Addressing “The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) Ministerial Roundtable Conference held in Bucharest “Romania”, he said that Pakistan is a country […]


Information Technology minister Syed Amin Ul Haque chairs meeting of PM’s taskforce on IT & telecom

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Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque chaired 12th meeting of Prime Minister’s Taskforce on IT & Telecom here on Wednesday.  Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput, Chairman P@SHA Barkan Saeed and MD Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) Osman Nasir were also present in the meeting. The meeting discussed matters related to spectrum […]


Google launches ‘Career Certificates’ for Pakistanis

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KARACHI: Google on Thursday launched ‘Career Certificates’ to offer flexible learning paths for all Pakistanis to enable learners to develop their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs. A report by AlphaBeta has found that if leveraged fully, digital technologies could create up to Rs9.7 trillion ($59.7 billion) worth of economic value annually in […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) restores approx. 96pc networks in flood hit areas

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored approximately 96 per cent sites which went down due to recent flash floods in the country. “At its peak, a maximum of 3,386 sites were down on Aug 28, 2022, out of which 3,251 sites have been restored (approx 96% of the total),” its spokesman told APP. In order […]


Qureshi urges youths to serve country through Information Technology (IT)

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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman, Shah Mahmoud Hussain Qureshi Tuesday urged the youths to set their destination through Information Technology (IT) for serving the country. Speaking at a ceremony Orientation Drive 2022 “Education and Skills Together” held under the auspices of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), he claimed that past governments turned blind eye to […]


‘Information Technology (IT) Park in Islamabad to generate 15,000 jobs’

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) Park being established in sub-urban area in the federal capital would generate at least 15,000 jobs for IT experts, students and professionals. The foundation stone of the park was laid on Chak Shahzad, last year by Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque, aimed at fulfilling Digital […]


Traditional internet industry about to collapse?

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It appears that the traditional internet industry with its heavy infrastructure is about to collapse. Star link, which provides the internet service through satellites, has abandoned infrastructure, like fiber and poles, is set to provide high-speed internet to seven continents of the world through a dish or an antenna. Star link is now active on […]


Telecom services in affected areas largely restored: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)

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ISLAMABAD: Telecom services in flood-hit areas have largely been restored, as the number of affected mobile sites across the country has dropped to 568, just 1.1 per cent of the total sites, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said on Saturday. Besides, 80 more sites were restored over the past 24 hours and work was in […]


Internet Services Suspended In 80pc Area of Balochistan: PTCL

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QUETTA – General Manager PTCL Shaukat Khaaja Khel on Tuesday said that the torrential rains and flash flood have damaged the fiber optic cable and internet services were suspended in 80 percent area of the province. Voice and data services have badly been affected after heavy downpour and floods.   In Balochistan, 2 out of 3 […]


Sindh Has Trained Over 470,000 Youth in IT Sectors: CS

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KARACHI -Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajpoot on Tuesday said that under the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resource and Research Board, more than 470,000 youth had been trained in the province since 2008. He said this during a certificate distribution ceremony held at Institute of Business Management, Korangi. Through the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human […]


Website stealing Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) data blocked

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Saturday, managed to shut down the illegal website which had stolen companies’ data from the SECP’s website and gave free access to everybody through the said website. Sources told Business Recorder here on Saturday that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken action on the complaint […]