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Mobile internet users reach record high

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The number of mobile internet subscribers reached a record 40.56 million by the end of April 2017 according to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts Parvez Iftikhar and Noman Said said, “Anecdotal evidence suggests the majority of the people are using of internet to share video clips on WhatsApp and […]…Read More

Freelancing thru internet getting popular

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Freelancing is progressing in conventional job markets and it is estimated that by 2020, one in three workers worldwide will be freelancing online. It is a brave new world indeed, as many workers are jeopardizing their full-time jobs to shifting towards self-employment. According to a survey report, the increasing broadband access in Pakistan has accelerated growth of freelance marketplaces. This online revolution has improved availability, quality and the…Read More

Freelancing thru internet getting popular

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Freelancing is progressing in conventional job markets and it is estimated that by 2020, one in three workers worldwide will be freelancing online. It is a brave new world indeed, as many workers are jeopardizing their full-time jobs to shifting towards self-employment. According to a survey report, the increasing broadband access in Pakistan has accelerated growth of freelance marketplaces. This online revolution has improved availability, quality and the…Read More

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

World internet moot gathers telecom sector giants

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Wuzhen, China, has recently hosted the Second World Internet Conference (WIC) and aptly themed it as, "An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All: Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace". Participants of the event got engaged in fruitful discussions on critical issues such as Infrastructure, Cyber Security, RandD in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Bridging the Digital Divide and Internet Governance extensively. The…Read More

Preservation Urdu language on Internet

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As the government of Pakistan has embarked upon a task to make Urdu as the official language of the country, all the state institutions, government ministries and departments are in the process of achieving this target. Initially, the timeframe for this conversion is set at 15 years from now. This means that prime minister, president and other government officials will deliver speeches and greet foreign officials in Urdu language even when outside the country. Thus everything official…Read More

Launch of IP-COM to be landmark for IT, internet sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Global Sales Director, IP-COM, a China based wireless APs and networks manufacturer company, Bruce has said that Chinese companies are keen to market their products in information technology sector in Pakistan as this would help people of both countries to come closer. He said that if internet reaches every corner of Pakistan this would be a result of economic growth of the country. The launch of IP-COM will be a landmark for IT and internet sector in Pakistan. …Read More

Zong partners with Facebook to bring free internet

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong, the Pakistan’s only 3G and 4G telecom operator, and Facebook have come together to connect more people to internet with the launch of Free Basics in the country. With this initiative more people in Pakistan will have access to a range of free basic service like news, health, travel, local jobs, sports, education, services for women and entertainment via website and mobile application. Free Basics is available to more than one billion people across Asia, Africa…Read More

Internet services from sales tax in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab government has excluded the internet services used by the public, educational institutions, corporate sector and the software exporting firms from the sales tax. According to a notification issued here, the Finance Department making amendments in the Punjab Sales Tax on Service Act 2012, exempted the internet services whether dialup or broadband including email, data communication network services (DCNS) and value added data services from the sales tax…Read More

Internet of Things Exhibition showcases innovative products

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The largest Internet of Things (IoT) exhibition - The Future is Yours’ was rolled out in a bid to create awareness about IoT, a project of Telenor Pakistan to provide internet facility to all through innovative products and solutions. The event showcased indigenously developed products from various key players of corporate sector, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), academia etc. The categories of products ranged from industrial, education, automotive, home…Read More