China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap

BEIJING: China's three major state telecom operators rolled out 5G wireless technology Thursday, as the country races to narrow its technology gap with the...

Internet services disrupted across Pakistan as submarine cables go offline

Internet services across the country partially crashed on Tuesday evening, due to a fault that developed in international submarine cables that connect Pakistan. “We regret...

PTCL’s failure to deliver Smart TV set-top boxes irks customers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) had heavily advertised its Smart TV service towards the end of the last month (September). This was a major campaign...

Beaconhouse, LIVC invest big to promote digital education in Pakistan

The Beaconhouse School System (BSS), Lakson Investments Venture Capital (LIVC) and Knowledge Platform Pakistan, in a bid to revolutionise education in the country, have...

Huawei phones lose access to install Google’s apps

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s newly launched Mate 30 devices have lost their access to manually install Google’s Android apps, Bloomberg reported. According to the report,...

TikTok owner ByteDance’s revenue better than expected at over $7bn

BEIJING/HONG KONG: China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok and one of the world’s most valuable unicorns, booked revenue of 50-60 billion yuan ($7...

Daraz launches ‘DExports’ programme to facilitate local traders

In collaboration with Alibaba, Daraz has launched 'DExports', a programme that will give local sellers the opportunity to list their products on Alibaba's business-to-business...

National Investment Trust goes online

National Investment Trust Limited (NITL), Pakistan’s first and largest asset management company, has announced that all branches of NIT are now online, with an...

Senior Google female executive to lead Pakistan’s digitisation initiative

ISLAMABAD: The government has planned to take on board a female Google executive to put the digitisation initiative from the Prime Minister's Office on...

PTA asks Zong to take down 5G advertisements

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has communicated to Zong to withdraw any advertisements that may mislead the public regarding availability of commercial services based...

Introduction of 5G services in Pakistan could take up to 5 years, Senate body told

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday briefed Senate’s Standing Committee on Information Technology it would take around four to five years to...

Apple’s new, lower priced iPhone draws tepid response in Asia

HANGZHOU: Apple Inc's new, lower-priced iPhone that comes with a faster processor but lacks 5G technology disappointed Asia, where cheaper and feature-packed handsets from...

US states launch antitrust probes of tech companies

AGENCIES: Two groups of US state attorneys general have announced separate antitrust probes of large tech companies such as Alphabet’s Google and Facebook. The first probe,...

Govt appoints directors, chairman for Ignite tech fund 

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed the directors for Ignite-National Technology Fund's Board and made the National Information Technology Board (NITB) executive director as the...

‘Technology adoption imperative to meet modern-day challenges’

ISLAMABAD: Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the country needs to adopt latest technologies in order to meet modern-day challenges and...

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