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Ptcl EVO Nitro Musical evening in Islamabad Pictures

PTCL marked the launch of its EVO Nitro 9.3 wireless broadband with a musical evening in Islamabad on November 6th, 2010, where Ali Azmat, Fakhir and Nighat Chudry rocked the audience.

PTCL’s top level management along with families and guests attended the event.

Following is the pictorial coverage of Nitro’s Launch Event

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PTCL has Commercially Launched the EVO Nitro 3G 9.3 MB

PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited)  has commercially launched the EVO Nitro 3G.

So far, it is the fastest and widely available data service in Pakistan. EVO 3G Nitro is all set to meet the next-generation’s need for ultimate speed & superior performance with speed up to 9.3mbps.

PTCL claims that with this launch, Pakistan has become the first country in the world to provide this EV-DO Rev B 3G technology.

EVO 3G Nitro has revolutionized the three simple steps to high speed On-the-Go connectivity, Just Plug in—Click—Connect with its unprecedented speed of up to 9.3 Mbps on the downlink and up to 5.4MBPS on the uplink based on EV-DO Rev B 3G CDMA  technology.

Tariff:

  • Nitro USB Device Charges: Rs. 3,999
  • Nitro Unlimited Service Charges: Rs. 2,999 per month

Billing Options:

  • Nitro Landline Billing: Billed in PTCL Landline
  • Nitro Advance Billing: Advance payment at PTCL OSS or PTCL designated banks

Coverage Area:

Nitro “Rev.B” Coverage is offered in following cities:

  • Islamabad,
  • Rawalpindi,
  • Lahore
  • & Karachi.

Data Rate:

Average data rates vary between 1.25 Mbps- 3.75 Mbps

How Current EVO customers can Upgrade to Nitro?

If you wish to upgrade you are required to return your existing USB device and pay additional charges of Rs.1000.

In exchange you will get a brand new Evo 3G Nitro USB device and need to sign up for Nitro package. Visit your nearest PTCL One Stop Shop for more details.

Existing USB device must be in perfect physical and working condition and returned with box.

SEVP Commercial Naveed Saeed at the occasion of this commercial launch said:

EVO 3G Nitro has been launched with the aim of giving our customers a far more enhanced user experience of instant connectivity. He further added that it’s a step ahead in the development and prestige of the technologically strong and revolutionary telecom company. This deployment has reinforced the company’s technological lead in the sector and Working in a market where technology changes every minute, we at PTCL always strive to introduce products and services that add more value to our customers’ lives, and PTCL’s ‘EVO 3G Nitro’ is one such product that will completely revolutionized the way our customers communicate.”

Syed Asim Ali, EVP Commercial Planning said:

the launch of Evo Nitro 3G is a milestone and a glorious mark in the conquest of PTCL, EVO 3G Nitro saves the precious time of our customers, PTCL customers can now for the very first time spend less time waiting and more time working and accessing media rich applications from downloading songs to live video streaming, at home on your desktop or on the move on your laptop. He further added that In future PTCL plans to introduce a variety of innovative services that can enhance our customer’s life, which is our first and foremost priority.

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Telenor Easypaisa Wins Best MMT Entrant of the Year Award

Easypaisa has won the award for ‘Best Mobile Money Transfer Entrant of the Year’ at the world’s first Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) Awards held in Dubai last week, making it the year’s best service of its kind in the world.

The service was pitted against some of the world’s leading mobile financial service providers such as Vodafone and Safaricom.

In the winning category, easypaisa competed against Grameenphone, Banglalink and Vodafone to win the award. It was also the only service nominated by the jury in three of the six categories; the two other categories being ‘Most Inventive Marketing Campaign’ and ‘Achievement in Financial Inclusion’.

Pakistan’s first real branchless banking solution easypaisa was launched jointly by Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited last year. The service is now available at more than 11,000 agents across Pakistan. With more than 500,000 unique users in the last month alone conducting more than 1 million transactions with a value of Rs2 billion in throughput, easypaisa is helping to provide people across Pakistan with much needed financial services.

Roar Bjaerum, VP Financial Services, Telenor Pakistan speaking about the win, said:

The award is recognition of the uniqueness and the early success of the easypaisa portfolio of services. Telenor Pakistan is committed to offering secure and reliable mobile financial services to the people of Pakistan. By doing so we aim to bring empowerment and convenience to everyone, enabling them to carry out financial transactions whether in urban areas or rural communities

Ali Abbas Sikander, Group Executive Director Technology & Operations, Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited, commenting on winning the award said:

We are honored. While easypaisa is one of the most revolutionary services to come out of Pakistan’s banking and telecom sectors, it is also timely. The World Bank estimates the domestic transfer volume at close to $7 billion a year. Through easypaisa we aim to target current users of domestic remittance services. In addition, we aim to help bring a portion of the $2 billion to $4 billion transacted through informal channels into the mainstream

Abbas said that the State Bank of Pakistan, too, has provided a favorable regulatory environment for the promotion of innovative financial services. In a recent international study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Pakistan has been listed as number 5 in the world in terms of overall business environment for microfinance, and number 1 in terms of regulatory environment.

The Mobile Money Transfer Global Conference & Expo, where the award was announced, was held in Dubai from October 24-27 and attracted 500 participants from more than 50 countries. It is recognized as the industry’s definitive category event.

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Warid Glow Sponsors 3rd Inter School & Inter Collegiate Games

GLOW a brand of  Warid– a youth brand  is sponsoring 3rd Inter School and Inter collegiate games that was organized by Punjab Olympic Association.

The event took place this Monday at Punjab Stadium.

Inauguration was done by Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, Senior adviser to chief minister Punjab and Mr. Amer Aman, Head of Sales Warid Telecom.

The event was witnessed by over 5,000 people. The participation was made by over 225 schools and colleges from both private and government sector.

Glow sponsored this event to promote youth talent and to inculcate their interest in games. Warid has always been a forerunner in promoting such events and will continue to promote.

Following is the pictorial tour of the event!

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Wi-tribe Sponsors P@SHA ICT Awards 2010

In support of the growing ICT industry and the young entrepreneurs nationwide, wi-tribe Pakistan is confirmed as the Silver Sponsor for the P@SHAICT Awards 2010. It is held to recognize and celebrate the innovation that is taking place within the technology sector. The event is scheduled for Friday, 8th October, 2010 in Lahore.

In addition to the sponsorship, wi-tribe will offer Wi-Fi connectivity at the venue, as well as live-stream the event, allowing internet users to watch the P@SHA ICT Awards 2010 from any where.

Speaking about the sponsorship, wi-tribe Pakistan’s Director of Marketing, Ali Fahd said, “wi-tribe decided to support P@SHA because we feel that both organizations in their own sphere aim to make a notable contribution towards Pakistan’s ICT industry. While P@SHA provides a platform for promoting, protecting and developing the software industry in Pakistan wi-tribe is focused towards taking convenient and reliable broadband services to the masses.”

At P@SHA ICT Awards 2010, awards will be given out in 24 different categories. Now in its 7th year, this is the first time the event is being held in Lahore.

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Ericsson Pakistan organized a seminar on “Connected World”

Ericsson Pakistan organized a seminar on “Connected World”, The aim of this seminar is creating awareness about improved life styles and overall economical health as well as business opportunities made possible by mobile broadband including the exciting consumer experiences that lay ahead with mobile broadband.

Interesting case studies around machine to machine (M2M) were shared with the audience while focusing on the fact that anything and everything can be part of a “Connected World.” The seminar was attended more than two hundred representatives, decision-makers and influential industry players from telecom operators, Ministry of IT & Telecom, the regulator, government bodies including the armed forces and media.

The chief guest speaker, Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Dr Mohammed Yaseen said, “Pakistan has experienced broadband growth of 150 percent over the past two years and we have been placed 6th in terms of quarterly growth in the global broadband market. With teledensity at 63 percent, staying connected has started to be an everyday thing for the 99 million mobile subscribers in Pakistan.”

“A Connected World offers a wealth of possibilities for consumers, from improved health care, security, and better access to education to personal communication, information and entertainment – all of which will bring us a step closer towards becoming an information-rich society,” said Mohsen Tavakol, President of Ericsson Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

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Nokia Launches New Phone C6 C7 and E7 at Nokia World 2010

Nokia World 2010, handset maker’s annual party, is being held in London in middle of crisis, when company’s Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is removed while no 2 guy at Nokia, Anssi Vanjoki, person responsible for company’s smartphone business, resigned just before the event. 

Nevertheless, Nokia unveiled three new devices, the C6, C7 and E7 – all of which run Symbian^3, latest version of symbian OS from Nokia for smartphones. Along-with, company showcased its flagship device N8, said to be the best camera-phone so far. 

Highlights include: 

  • The latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new features and improvements and retains the familiarity enjoyed by millions of smartphone users worldwide;
  • Showcase of the Nokia N8, the entertainment smartphone and world’s best cameraphone;
  • Availability of a richer Ovi Store experience – starting with the Nokia N8 – that includes a friendlier look and feel, and more popular and unique apps and games;
  • The latest beta release of free Ovi Maps with new pedestrian and motorist features.

Nokia C7 

Beautifully crafted, sleek social networking smartphone; get live updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and keep track of new email from your Yahoo! or Gmail accounts directly on the homescreen. 

The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and a combination of stainless steel, glass and soft edges. Estimated retail price is Rs. 38,000, excluding taxes and subsidies. 

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Nokia C6 

The small and stylish smartphone that Sports a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with full touch capabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility, the latest Nokia C6 (C6-01) features the best of social networking and mobile entertainment in a stainless steel and glass design. 

Stay connected to email, access millions of tracks through Ovi Music, and download apps and games from the Ovi Store. 

Estimated retail price is Rs. 30,000, excluding taxes and subsidies. 

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Nokia E7 

With Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on board, the Nokia E7 provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications. 

Equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard, business users will find the Nokia E7 is the perfect shape and size to work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides. 

For corporate peace of mind, a combination of business grade security solutions is available. 

Estimated retail price is Rs. 55,000, excluding taxes and subsidies. 

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Nokia N8 

Penned as the “ultimate entertainment smartphone and world’s best cameraphone”, the N8′s flagship feature is its 12 megapixel camera, which is said to rival standalone digital cameras and is capable of shooting 720p HD video. 

The device also has 16GB of built-in storage and an HDMI out so that it can be plugged into a HD television so that anything on the phone (not just video and photos) is mirrored on the TV. 

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The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all expected to begin shipping before the end of the year.

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PTA organized Forum for Telecom Consumer

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) organized a Forum for Telecom Consumer with a theme “Together for Consumer Rights”, said a press release issued here on Thursday.

State Minister for Industries and Production, Dr Ayatullah Durrani was the chief guest on this occasion while Chairman PTA, Dr Mohammed Yaseen presided over the Forum.

Consumer Representative, Suraiya Allahdin, representatives from IT & telecom industry, telecom consumer groups, renowned social workers and academia also attended the event. Dr Ayatullah Durrani said that this forum provides us an excellent opportunity to review the telecom scenario in Balochistan for achieving desired targets in terms of service expansion. He said that the telecom sector has witnessed a spectacular growth in the recent past.

He said that Balochistan is gaining a lot of ground through implementation of last mile solution and increased network coverage. Major share in this increase of network coverage has been that of the mobile sector while Wireless Local Loop (WLL) services have also fared well recently in the province, he added. The Minister said that it would also have a positive spill over effect on the overall economy of the province creating increased economic activity in Balochistan.

Dr. Ayatullah further said that number of consumer-oriented steps have been taken by the operators under the guidance of PTA which not only facilitate the telecom consumers but also ensure their protection from poor quality of services. He said that the verification of user antecedents and blocking of unverified SIMs, successful introduction of new SIM Activation System and smooth implementation of “SIM information System-668″ are some of the significant steps taken by PTA on SIM issue which would go a long way towards safe and legal use of mobile services.

Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said that the statistics of recent telecom growth in Balochistan are evident of the satisfaction level of telecom consumers of this area with the quality of telecom services provided to them. He said that in year 2002 cellular teledensity in Balochistan was just 0.17 percent which has grew manifold after the completion of numerous development projects making this figure much healthier in March-2010 which is 34.3 percent.

CEO Universal Service Fund (USF), Parvez Iftikhar said that the fund has started projects worth Rs 5.87 billion in Balochistan, which would help in provisioning of telecom services to far flung areas of Balochistan. This would bring economic betterment in the area, he added. The consumer representative, Suraiya Allahdin appreciated the role of PTA in focusing on consumer issues. Presentations were also made by PTCL, mobile and WLL operators on this occasion

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Mobilink announced another Super Khazana SMS winner today


Mobilink announced another Super Khazana SMS winner today. Tariq Durrani, Regional Commercial Director, Mobilink (R) is shown handing over Rs. 550,000 cheque to Muhammad Shafique (L), the Jazz Super SMS Khazana lucky winner from Bahawalnagar.

Jazz Super SMS Khazana brings daily prize of Rs. 75,000 in cash, while the weekly prize is valued at Rs. 550,000 each.

The Grand prize at the end of this campaign will be Rs 10 million.

For more details about Jazz Super SMS Khazana campaign visit: http://www.mobilinkworld.com/jazzsupersms

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