HEC, IST to roll out business modules


STAFF REPORT ISB: The research and development division, Higher Education Commission (HEC), and Institute of Space Technology (IST) have signed an MoU for rolling out "Start and Improve Your Business" module in Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Tariq Mahmood and Dr Zafar M Khan signed the agreement at HEC Secretariat, Islamabad.
Fostering entrepreneurship for men and women is vital not only for the country’s economic growth but also for reaping utmost benefits from our bulging youth

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Warid to roll out LTE by Sept. with $400 million




STAFF REPORT ISB: Warid Telecom has planned to invest around $400 million over the next 12 months in the deployment of LTE technology in the country. The operator has also planned to upgrade 70 percent of its urban network to 4G mobile technology by end-2014.
According to information, Warid has selected Ericsson as equipment provider for its 4G LTE deployment, said an official of the company requesting not to be named.
Warid intends to commercially launch 4G services in Pakistan by

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Fortumo, Telenor roll out direct carrier billing


STAFF REPORT ISB: The mobile payments company Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor Pakistan are launching direct carrier billing in Pakistan.
More than 35 million subscribers of Telenor Pakistan are now able to make easy online payments by charging purchases to their phone bill. Fortumo will also start powering in-app purchasing for Telenor App Store.
"Right now merchants are missing out on a great deal of revenue from emerging markets because very few users have credit cards which

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Warid seeks permission to roll out 4G LTE




STAFF REPORT ISB: To compete with the winners of 3G/4G licence, Warid Telecom has approached the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to allow the launch of 4G LTE (long-term evolution) service, while the authority is engaged in the process of reviewing this request.
"PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) is reviewing the request/notification sent by Warid Telecom to start 4G service without obtaining any new licence, and its outcome will be as per conditions contained

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S and T policy set to roll out scientific research, technological innovation

By Paras AliINVESTING IN scientific research and technological innovations will inevitably result in socio-economic benefits and effective implementation, and successful implementation of the newly formed policy on Science and Technology would prove to a milestone in achieving the desired goals. The SandT policy has set the directions of future institutional development and prescribed monitoring of the implementation process in the light of clearly defined objectives.These views were expressed

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