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PTCL wins ‘Asia’s Best Operator’ award

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has won the award for ‘Best Asian Operator’ at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2018 held at The Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Dr Daniel Ritz, President and CEO, PTCL, received the award on behalf of PTCL. The awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2018. […]

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PTCL, Telenor sign MoU for infrastructure sharing

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ISLAMABAD: The PTCL has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for infrastructure sharing with Telenor Pakistan. According to announcement made here on Monday, the PTCL signed an MoU with Telenor Pakistan. This MoU will facilitate Telenor to avail PTCL’s vast network footprint and infrastructure spread nationwide for their rapidly growing 3G subscriber base. Omar Khalid (EVP […]

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Submarine cable fault affects PTCL broadband users

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KARACHI: Broadband services of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) – which serves 80 per cent of the broadband users in Pakistan – are affected as there is a major breakdown in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable, which has impacted the whole region of South Asia. The IMEWE is an ultra-high capacity fiber optic cable […]

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ICT solutions : PTCL signs agreement with SSC

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KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the largest ICT services provider in the country, has signed an agreement with Service Sales Corporation (SSC), Pakistan’s leading retailer, for provisioning of state-of-the-art Information Communication Technology (ICT) services. The agreement was signed by PTCL Chief Digital Services Officer Kamal Ahmed and SSC Chief Information Officer Jalal Ahmed at […]

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PTA receives offers worth Rs108mln for WLL services in Kashmir, GB

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday received bids worth Rs108.4 million for 3.5 GHz spectrum licences, to be used for wireless local loop (WLL) services in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. “LinkDotNet offered the highest bid of Rs 10 million during the process and therefore, was declared the successful bidder for […]

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Internet slows down due to fault in submarine cable

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ISLAMABAD: The internet services got slowed down in Pakistan owing to fault in international submarine cable in Arabian Sea. “The international submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region including Pakistan,” conceded Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in a statement issued here on Thursday night. The […]

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Internet slows down due to fault in submarine cable

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ISLAMABAD: The internet services got slowed down in Pakistan owing to fault in international submarine cable in Arabian Sea. “The international submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region including Pakistan,” conceded Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in a statement issued here on Thursday night. The […]

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Cyber attacks against govt expose fatal cracks in Pakistan’s digital fence

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ISLAMABAD: While the government focuses on fighting terrorism and extremism under the National Action Plan (NAP), another threat seems to be looming on the horizon: cyber warfare. Sources have told Dawn that government assets are now increasingly coming under attack from hackers and subversive elements that may be looking to steal sensitive information or intercept […]

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Broadband services depict 40% growth with 3.79m subscribers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadband subscription in the country has depicted a growth over 40 percent during last year, reaching 3.79 million subscribers mark as compared to 2.72 million during 2013. This means 1.07 million new subscribers joined broadband networks during the year. A latest statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) remained […]

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PTCL, French Dailymotion accord for new age of video digital services

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KARACHI: Pakistani culture is very vibrant and joint venture of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) with French online streaming giant Dailymotion is another step forward in introducing the Pakistani culture to the world. Head of Economic Affairs of French Embassy in Islamabad Eric Noitakis characterised the accord as an opportunity to further strengthen the friendly […]

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‘IT girl’ in a boy’s world

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One of only two women in the male-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Anusha Rehman has been in the limelight this week as one of the main players at the forefront of the auction of 3G and 4G licences, a move that fetched the national exchequer nearly $1.12 billion. Indeed, for a party that […]

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Senate Committee to hear details of 3G, 4G auction today

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate Committee will today listen to the version of the government on various key matters related to the 3G and 4G auctions. The committee will hear about the “legal justification of constituting the auction committee that supersedes the powers/authority of PTA” (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) “in violation of the laws.” The forum on information […]

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Telecom: Grey traffic chips at LDI traffic

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KARACHI: As cheaper telephony channels such as grey traffic and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services terminate more international calls to Pakistan, the telephony traffic of Long Distance International (LDI) operators declined further, Topline Securities reported on Wednesday. “As per our industry sources, international incoming call traffic of LDI operators has declined to 520 million […]

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Grey traffic

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THERE are times when the determination to make money through any means possible finds ingenious methods. Consider, for example, the matter of grey traffic that has become a problem in recent years. This refers to international telephone calls made to Pakistan that are hijacked by illegal gateway exchanges off the legal routes and sent on […]

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