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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

Alcatel appoints United Mobile as its distributor

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article image LAHORE: Alcatel has appointed United Mobile as its second official distributor of its smart phones to continue its expansion in Pakistan. These smart phones will now be available in United Mobile warranty for the ease of local consumers. Alcatel which serves more than 170 countries sights Pakistan as a strategic growth market that favours avenues of expansion and growth given the technology centric market it is gradually becoming. United…Read More

PTA, 3 telcos served notices for mobile phone shutdowns

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court issued notices to PTA, Telenor, Zong and Ufone in a petition against suspension of mobile phone services. The four petitioners are ordinary citizens whose lives were badly affected by suspension of mobile telecom services which happened in Islamabad. The Petitioners have urged the court to declare the practice of suspension of service as illegal. The petitioners have also sought a stay on further shutdowns, during…Read More

PTA, 3 telcos served notices for mobile phone shutdowns

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court issued notices to PTA, Telenor, Zong and Ufone in a petition against suspension of mobile phone services. The four petitioners are ordinary citizens whose lives were badly affected by suspension of mobile telecom services which happened in Islamabad. The Petitioners have urged the court to declare the practice of suspension of service as illegal. The petitioners have also sought a stay on…Read More

Mobile broadband users reach 27.86m

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile broadband users (3G/4G) in the country have reached 27.86 million at end of March 2016, showing a month-over-month growth rate of 6.39 per cent. All five mobile phone companies added a total of 1.67 million new customers to their 3G/4G networks during month of March, 2016, recently issued statistics by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said. Mobilink added most number of 3G users as 563,874 of its customers converted to 3G network. Telenor grabbed 477…Read More

Mobile phones import goes up by 6.77pc

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The mobile phones import to Pakistan rose by 6.77 percent in first eight months (July-February) of the current fiscal year (2015-16) as compared to same period of last year. The mobile phone imports increased to $497.192 million during the period July-February (2015-16) from $465.649 million during the period July-January (2014-15). The data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the imports, however, fell on year-n-year basis, by 12.63 percent from $…Read More

Mobicash introduces mobile account application

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STAFF REPORT LHR: In line with the continuous digitisation of its services to meet demands of smartphone users, Mobilink has announced an Android based Mobicash application for the facilitation of its Mobile Account users. The application offers a user friendly interface and a secure transactions platform. The application allows users to perform all necessary financial transactions, which were previously being done through USSD. The app will also allow Mobilink to increase its digital…Read More

OneLoad launches mobile top-up offer for users

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: OneLoad, a Systems Limited company, has introduced one single platform - a mobile app as well as a web portal - through which retailers will be able to top-up any mobile number of any mobile phone operator, i.e. a single device and a single universal balance to top-up mobile phone customers of any operator. So instead of keeping Rs. 5,000 balance in all five mobile phones separately with a constant fear of running out of balance for one operator while still having…Read More

OneLoad launches mobile top-up offer for users

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: OneLoad, a Systems Limited company, has introduced one single platform - a mobile app as well as a web portal - through which retailers will be able to top-up any mobile number of any mobile phone operator, i.e. a single device and a single universal balance to top-up mobile phone customers of any operator. So instead of keeping Rs. 5,000 balance in all five mobile phones separately with a constant fear of running out of balance for one operator while still having tons…Read More

Mobilink becomes founder member of GSMA Mobile Connect

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STAFF REPORT ISB: In a push to simplify the digital experience and making internet on boarding easy for a largely unconnected population, Mobilink has gone ahead with GSMA’s Mobile Connect as a de-facto enabler for seamless online experiences. The decision to be a part of this global initiative was also made keeping in mind Mobilink’s commitment to a digitalized nation by empowering locals to embrace a digital lifestyle, while protecting its subscribers from the growing number of…Read More