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PTCL commissions Pakistan operations of AAE-1 submarine cable system.

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Islamabad:  PTCL today announced the commissioning of Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) cable system that connects South East Asia to Europe via Egypt. Spanning over 25,000 kms, it is the largest submarine cable to be constructed in almost 15 years. With a capacity of at least 40 Terabits per second across 5 fiber pairs, AAE-1 is designed […]…Read More

PTCL commissions Pakistan operations of AAE-1 submarine cable system

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Islamabad, July 07, 2017:  PTCL today announced the commissioning of Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) cable system that connects South East Asia to Europe via Egypt. Spanning over 25,000 kms, it is the largest submarine cable to be constructed in almost 15 years. With a capacity of at least 40 Terabits per second across 5 fiber pairs, AAE-1 is […]…Read More

BlackBerry plans to shut operations in Pakistan over surveillance row

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: BlackBerry has announced to formally shut down its operations in Pakistan after the PTA sought the backdoor access to the company’s encrypted services. "The company recognizes the need to co-operate with lawful government investigations of criminal activity, but it has never permitted wholesale access to BlackBerry servers," said BlackBerry operations chief Marty Beard in a blog post. Reportedly, BlackBerry has in the past cooperated with information…Read More

BlackBerry plans to shut operations in Pakistan over surveillance row

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: BlackBerry has announced to formally shut down its operations in Pakistan after the PTA sought the backdoor access to the company’s encrypted services. "The company recognizes the need to co-operate with lawful government investigations of criminal activity, but it has never permitted wholesale access to BlackBerry servers," said BlackBerry operations chief Marty Beard in a blog post. Reportedly, BlackBerry has in the past cooperated with information…Read More

Pakistani scientists and engineers are competent enough to safely run nuclear power operations, and they have amply demonstrated this during the last four decades – Dr. Parvez

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article image Dr. Ansar Parvez, HI, is the former chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), and also the past chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (2010-2011). He is currently advisor on nuclear power to National Command Authority (NCA). In an exclusive interview with Technology Times, when he was the chairman of PAEC, he briefed about the existing situation of nuclear power generation in Pakistan, and clarified the safety concerns for the two upcoming…Read More

Carmudi secures $25m fund for Asia, Latin America operations

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Carmudi, a leading car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, and a division of international multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group. Launched in October 2013, Carmudi has rapidly scaled up to 20 countries, seven of which are in Asia (…Read More

Nespak starts focusing on overseas operations

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: National Engineering Services Pakistan (Nespak) has started focusing on enhancing its overseas operations especially in Dubai and Saudi Arabia as recently it has signed various MoUs with Dubai based local consultants to undertake joint projects in various fields of engineering. This is in addition to the efforts being made to acquire projects by Nespak (UK) in association with European consultants. MD Nespak Amjad Khan is taking keen interest to provide services…Read More

ZABMUN VII starts operations with zeal

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The SZABIST Model United Nations (ZABMUN) 2014 has recently started its operations after its inauguration at a ceremony held in Karachi. ZABMUN is run by the SZABIST students with the aim to promote productive debate and dialogue through a series of conferences. Students from around 200 schools and universities take part in ZABMUN every year, where they learn diplomacy, negotiation and dialogue in order to get groomed into effective orators. Addressing the ceremony, Dr…Read More

ECOSF assured of govt support in its operations

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Efforts made by the ECO Science Foundation so far would provide a strong foundation for the science and technology cooperation among the ECO member countries including Pakistan. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology, has recently visited the ECOSF temporary headquarters in Islamabad, where was received by the ECOSF President Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro. On the occasion, the President ECOSF briefed the visitors on the background as well as establishment of the…Read More

PTA, FIA start operations to control grey telephony

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has equipped itself with a more efficient system in order to identify international calls illegally terminated by the country’s gateway exchanges. A recent raid on the office of Wisecom, one of Pakistan’s 14 long distance international (LDI) operators based in Islamabad, demonstrates that the newly acquired technology has already started to pay off. It is to be mentioned here that PTA and Federal Investigation…Read More