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Ghazi University to offer smartphones to students, faculty

Ghazi University students, faculty to receive smartphones with study curriculum and eBooks DERA GHAZI KHAN – Staff and students in many worldwide colleges and universities now rely on smartphones and tablets as technology is helping to improve ways of working and learning. A Pakistani university has also taken a smart move by offering students smartphones. Ghazi University, based in Dera ... Read More »

YouTube restores in Pakistan officially

YouTube restores in Pakistan officially

Pakistan government has formally unblocked YouTube after three years and four months ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been ordered to officially reopen access to YouTube for Pakistani internet users on Monday, over three and a half years after the world’s most popular video streaming website was initially blocked in the country. According to media sources the IT ... Read More »

Netflix now available in Pakistan

Netflix now available in Pakistan

LAS VEGAS – Netflix, the world’s leading video-streaming network, announced the launch of its services in Pakistan and 129 other countries. The Netflix Pakistan website says users can watch TV shows and movies for $7.99 a month, with a free month offer. The network would not be available in China, although it said the company continues to explore options for ... Read More »

ISOC and COMSATS to empower Communities through Wireless Connectivity

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – To connect rural communities with wireless connectivity, Internet Society and COMSATS Internet Services have initiated a pilot project in Chak Faiz, a rural community in Multan, Pakistan. The Wireless for Communities Programme (W4C) project will provide Internet access to underserved rural areas using a community empowerment approach through Wi-Fi-based technologies. The project is the outcome of a ... Read More »

BlackBerry to exit Pakistan to avoid Data Monitoring demands

BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting its entire operations in Pakistan entirely to avoid allowing authorities in the nation to monitor its main business enterprise server and e-mail messages. Back in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said it would shutter BlackBerry Enterprise Services (known as BES) by December 1 for “security reasons.” The issue was thought to center ... Read More »

Mobilink and Warid Telecom merge into one company to boost network

Mobilink and Warid agree to merge

The merger will accelerate the availability of high-speed mobile telecommunications and provide best-in-class mobile network ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s telecom industry is about to witness a revolution as the parent companies of Mobilink and Warid Telecom have reached a merger agreement on Thursday, agreeing to merge their operations into a single entity. Amsterdam-based telecoms company VimpleCom Ltd along with its associates ... Read More »

Pakistan has the potential to become Internet transit hub for region: ISOC study

(L to R) Yoonee Jeong, Research Director, Rajnesh Singh of ISOC,, Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA and Matthew Perkins of UNESCAP at the Report briefing in Islamabad. Photo by Sana Jamal

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Despite having the lowest Internet user density of 13.8% in the region, Pakistan has the potential to become the Internet transit hub for Central and South Asia, according a new study. Pakistan’s geostrategic location and access to coastlines, offers the country great potential to become a supply route for the neighboring landlocked countries for Internet and communication ... Read More »

Pakistan’s digital-rights activist Nighat Dad named TIME’s next generation leader

Nighat Dad, Director at Digital Rights Foundation at her office in Lahore, Pakistan April 6, 2015. Photo by Insiya Syed

Nighat Dad is teaching Pakistani women how to protect themselves online Pakistan’s digital-rights advocate Nighat Dad has been named in the TIME’s list of next generation leaders, TIME magazine reported on Friday. The list comprises six young innovators who are leading by example and inspiring others to have the courage to follow their convictions. Nighat, a 34-year-old lawyer who used ... Read More »

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