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Mobile internet accounts for 88pc of broadband market

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is catching up fast with the global trend of explosive growth of mobile broadband such as 3G and 4G or long-term evolution (LTE) technologies that have altered the subtleties of the country’s broadband market. The high-speed mobile internet now accounts for 88 per cent of the broadband market after being almost non-existent two years. According to a study by the PTA, the telecom sector’s regulatory body, the country’s broadband segment has passed…Read More

50% population to have digital accounts by 2020

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article image Press Release: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) organized a Broadband Forum in collaboration with CISCO Systems at a local hotel in Islamabad today. The theme of the Forum was to find out ways and means to truly capitalize on the huge potential of broadband services in Pakistan in the wake of rapidly growing wireless broadband subscriptions. Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah was the chief guest at this occasion. Member (Finance) PTA, Tariq Sultan, Member (Compliance and Enforcement…Read More

Gmail accounts hacked; 5 Million victims including Pakistanis

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article image Four days ago, a hacker from Russia claimed that he hacked some five million gmail accounts and their passwords. Moreover, he dumped all the email IDs in a text file which he placed and distributed over the internet. Five million is one of the biggest number of accounts hacked; especially when we talk about google servers which are quite secure. The 5 million victims can include anyone around the globe and this also includes Pakistanis. Users who had activated two step verification…Read More

Mobile banking accounts st and at 1.8m

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Mobile banking accounts have risen to 1.8 million mark depicting a remarkable growth of 25 per cent during July-September quarter of 2012, according to Branchless Banking Newsletter released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).Branchless Banking (BB) customers conducted almost 31.5 million transactions worth Rs 139 billion during the quarter. The average size of each transaction was Rs 4,420, while the average number of transaction per day increased to 0.349 million.The data…Read More