Day: December 18, 2015

Mobilink equips needy youth with tools to shape future

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobilink has successfully completed its nationwide ICT Enhancement Program’ in partnership with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). Under the initiative, Mobilink has set up six state-of-the-art ICT labs in its partner schools to ensure youth from marginalized communities are equipped to thrive in the fast evolving digital economy. This initiative, launched five months ago, saw Mobilink and PCP join hands to identify schools in need of ICT labs, with…Read More

3G/4G auction may face a year delay

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A consultant hired by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has deemed that the market will not be ready for another 3G/4G spectrum auction for at least another year. The PTA commissioned an investigation into the matter by InterConnect Communications, which submitted a report following meetings with the country’s five mobile operators as well as various other stakeholders. The report found that mobile operators are already contending with low…Read More

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CIITs world conference on IT highly successful

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The recently held three-day international conference on Frontiers of Information Technology’ (FIT-2015) has generated tremendous interest in the IT community, providing an opportunity to researchers from around the world to share the latest breakthroughs in the field. The hallmark of the conference, organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), was the Best IT Innovation Award (BITA)’ with prize money of one million rupees for the best…Read More

Zameen.com crosses 3m monthly visits mark

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Zameen.com has crossed the 3 million monthly visits mark, reiterating its position as the clear market leader in Pakistan with no competitor of comparable scale. Today, it has a team of close to 500 people, offices in nine and presence in 30 major cities, and over 8,000 estate agencies on board. These major achievements, coupled with the portal’s high focus on performance advertising and its extensive reach across the nation, have led Google to conduct its first-…Read More

PARC unveils solar powered AC pumping systems

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has introduced and installed solar powered AC pumping system at Talagang in district Chakwal to address the power issues for irrigation. This system is much economical than the existing DC solar pumping system and is affordable for farming community, said a statement issued by PARC here. PARC Chairman Dr. Nadeem Amjad and former Chairman PARC Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad inaugurated the solar powered AC pumping system for…Read More

Anusha urges consensus on global agenda for use of ICTs to achieve SDGs

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Khan has emphasized the need for global policy consensus to maximize the utility of ICTs for achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She said this while recently delivering her policy statement at the UN General Assembly high level meeting in New York. The meeting was arranged to review the achievements of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) over the past decade. "Today we…Read More