Tax exemption for cell phone users: Senate Body

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology has recommended tax exemption for users with Rs 500 and less account balances. Senator Shahi Syed chaired the...

Zong 4G upgrades its backbone transmission network to 100Gbps

KARACHI: In order to keep up with its fast-rising subscriber base, Zong 4G has successfully expanded its backbone transmission network from multiples of 10Gbps...

Govt implements facilitative policies for telecom industry in Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said that the government had implemented facilitative policies for telecommunication industry in Pakistan which flourished their business...

PTA short-lists two consultants for 3G/4G auction in GB and AJK

ISLAMABAD: Two consultants have been short-listed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for reaching out a base price and design of auction process for Next...

Telenor unveils plan to convert 70pc of its network to 4G/LTE

ISLAMABAD: Telenor Pakistan has planned heavy investment to further enhance its 4G/LTE footprint in the country and plan to convert more than 70% of...

Suspending people and businesses

On September 29, Muhammad Faisal, a full-time Uber driver in Karachi, as usual left home early, at six in the morning. Having cashed-in on...

Senate body criticises FBR for not being able to audit telecom sector

ISLAMABAD: Members of Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Narcotics Control strongly criticised the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for its...

PTA gets approval for 5G testing

Islamabad: The federal cabinet has granted approval to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to issue a framework for temporary testing, trial and development licenses/authorizations for...

T-Mobile & Sprint merger plan gathers steam

Washington: T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as...

GB/AJK regions in line to get 3G/4G services by Feb 2018

Karachi: In good news for consumers in Azad-Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has plans to bring blazing fast 3G and 4G services...

Week-long course on ‘Accounts, Audit and Financial Management’ begins at PBA

ISLAMABAD: A week-long course on “Accounts, Audit and Financial Management” began here at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy (PBA) on Monday. Twenty-five staff members from different units...

CCP issues show cause notice to Telenor for deceptive marketing practices

ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) yesterday issued a show cause notice to Telenor Pakistan for prima facie violating section 10 of the...

Mobile phone imports grew 39.57pc during July-August

Islamabad: The import of mobile phones increased by 39.57 percent during July-August 2017 as compared to same period of previous year. The import jumped to...

Off-net call charges are over 198pc higher than they should be, says: PTA

Karachi: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is seeking the opinion of cellular mobile operators (CMOs) regarding the reduction of off-net call rates, which have been...

17th ITCN Asia conference held in Karachi

Karachi: The 17th ITCN Asia 2017 –Pakistan’s largest telecom and information technology conference – organized in Expo Center, Karachi, attracted more than 65,000 visits...

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