Zong celebrates being top of PTA QoS survey




STAFF REPORT ISB: The nation’s 3G and 4G mobile operator, Zong, has been declared the best performer in almost all voice and data service quality elements amongst all local mobile operators in Pakistan, as per official results announced by PTA on its website.

PTA conducted the survey for all aspects of network performance, out of which Zong stood the leading network operator in terms of both voice and data services. Zong led the survey in network accessibility, grade of service,

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PTA conducts survey on waves emission from towers




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) has conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country to check the emission of power level of radio waves from transmitters and receivers of Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) and Wireless Local Loop Operators (WLLOs).

The survey was carried out with the help of special tools/equipment in six different cities

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Survey for biomass research underway


STAFF REPORT HYD: A collaborative effort to collect biomass from Sindh has been instigated by National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Sindh Agriculture University (SAU).

The objectives eyes on conducting and research towards biofuels in general and biomass in particular. Initially biomass will be collected from 13 districts of Sindh. The data acquisition will be done by the help of Global Positioning System (GPS). The surveying areas of Sindh include Hyderabad, Kambar

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Survey for biomass research underway


STAFF REPORT HYD:A collaborative effort to collect biomass from Sindh has been instigated by National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Sindh Agriculture University (SAU).

The objectives eyes on conducting and research towards biofuels in general and biomass in particular. Initially biomass will be collected from 13 districts of Sindh. The data acquisition will be done by the help of Global Positioning System (GPS).

The surveying areas of Sindh include Hyderabad, Kambar

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Pak entrepreneurship being stifled: Survey




STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s economy is mostly unfree’ as people are not empowered enough to work, produce, consume, own, trade and invest as per their personal choices.
According to a recent study conducted by a leading Washington-based think tank, Heritage Foundation, Pakistan ranks 121st among 178 countries of the world when it comes to economic freedom.
The index categorises countries in five groups: free, mostly free, moderately free, mostly unfree and repressed. Pakistan

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PTA starts conducting QoS survey on 3G rollout




STAFF REPORT KHI: As cellular mobile operators (CMOs) has started rolling out next-generation mobile broadband services, the PTA has started to train its staff and upgrade equipment to conduct the first-ever quality of service (QoS) and quality of .
experience (QoE) survey at the end of 2014 – the industry’s deadline for first phase of rollout obligations.
The authority has recently completed staff training at its headquarters with the aim to impart knowledge and skills to its

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Karachi chefs, cooks casual in h and washing: FUUAST survey


STAFF REPORT KHI: Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is a highly important step, one has to take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. A Pakistani study published in an European journal highlighted a pathetic scenario in this regard with name hand washing concerns and trends of male chefs/cooks working in hotels and restaurants’: A survey in Karachi published by a Faculty member of FUUAST university – Microbiology Sikandar Sherwani.

The survey is conducted

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Pakistanis ranked 4th on global intelligence survey

MONITORING REPORT LONDON: Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the world in a globally-held survey. "Pakistanis are equal to the people of developed and industrialised countries when it comes to intelligence," the survey report said. The poll was organised by the Institute of European Business Administration in 125 countries. The survey quantifies various aspects of brilliance and intellectual work in the nations of the surveyed countries. "

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ICT R and D Fund urged to conduct IT survey in SMEs

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) President Zulfikar Thaver has urged the National ICTRandD Fund to carry out a complete survey of the SMEs indicating their complete details location, industry, capacity, experience, performance and investment of each SME together with the tax registration numbers and ratings.He said this in a recently held meeting with Muhammad Ahmed, General Manager National ICT RandD Fund, Ministry of Information Technology.Thaver said that

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