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Telenor Pakistan partners with NTC for enhanced 4G penetration in remote areas

Telenor Pakistan partners with NTC for enhanced 4G penetration in remote areas

In pursuit of its mission of digital inclusion, Telenor Pakistan has signed an agreement with National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) under which Telenor will provide NTC with large-screen internet devices (4G dongles), mobile handsets, and cellular/data services in areas where NTC infrastructure is not available. Through the partnership, both Telenor and NTC will be pursuing their mutual goals of digital inclusion in the country with NTC reselling Telenor’s customized 4G products & services, such as large screen devices and special data packages, to its clients in remote areas. Through the move, NTC will be able to deliver better and more cost-effective products and services to its clients thanks to Telenor’s extensive nationwide footprint and superior quality of services. Telenor is Pakistan’s second largest telecom & digital services provider with over 40 million annual subscribers and 11 million 3G/4G users. NTC is the official IT & Telecom service Provider for the Government of Pakistan and has been granted Integrated LDI License to provide ICT services to the Armed Forces, Defense Projects, Federal Government, and Provincial Governments, or as the Federal Government may...

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Six Promising Startups Graduate Telenor Velocity’s 2nd Cohort, Network with Investors & Mentors at Graduation Night

Six Promising Startups Graduate Telenor Velocity’s 2nd Cohort, Network with Investors & Mentors at Graduation Night

Telenor Velocity, the digital accelerator of Telenor Pakistan, hosted a Graduation Night in Lahore yesterday to graduate six startups from their Cohort 2. This time around, the event had a modern and minimalist setting, with a strong focus on building startup’s rapport with the investors. Building rapport with investors The event attendees included venture capitalists, angel investors, expert mentors, Telenor Pakistan officials, technology leaders and key players from the startup community. Humayun Mazhar, CEO and Founder of CresVentures attended the event as the keynote speaker. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Umar Saif – Chairman PITB, Nabeel Qadeer – Director PITB, Khurram Zafar – Founder 47 Ventures, and Faisal Sherjan – Director LCE. This evening was organized on the sole philosophy that ‘the best investments happen because of relationships.’ Graduation Night, therefore, provided a platform to startups to pitch their products and converse with investors, mentors and Telenor Pakistan officials, all under one roof. The startups got the opportunity to pitch for investments, partnerships and collaborations as well as kick start conversations that lead to stronger relationships. The Cohort 2 graduating startups Shopsy.pk, Pakshine, Daastan, Artsy.pk, MicropowerLabs and Perkup were the startups that pitched at the event. Shopsy.pk is a search engine for online shopping in Pakistan where anyone can search from more than 100,000 products from Pakistan’s most trusted stores and compare prices to save money on shopping. Pakshine converts ordinary UPS’s into Solar Hybrid UPS’s for low-cost access to solar energy. Daastan is an enabling self-publishing platform for aspiring writers and works for the revival of Pakistani literature by connecting writers with different opportunities for career growth. Artsy.pk is a managed marketplace for artists and artisans that helps the buyer directly connect with the makers. Micropower Labs is a technology innovation company focused on creating next generation devices and gadgets for day to day use. PerkUp helps businesses manage and grow themselves by helping acquire new customers, retain existing customers and manage their entire business operations. Most of these startups have raised grants and investments previously. They are currently at their go-to-market stage, where they have already tested their products and gained remarkable traction. Currently, Pakshine, Artsy.pk and MicrppowerLabs are looking for money injection to scale their operations and reach new customers. What attendees had to say “I congratulate the Velocity cohort 2 graduates and wish they make it big as they’re now equipped with what it takes to be successful in a digital marketplace,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, while speaking at the event. “I am positive that the purpose of organizing this Graduation Night was effectively met with startup founders pitching their products to important people and...

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HUAWEI P10 Gives You Worry-free Navigation with Integrated GPS + HUAWEI GEO

HUAWEI P10 Gives You Worry-free Navigation with Integrated GPS + HUAWEI GEO

Driving in a city with intertwining roads as complex as Karachi and Lahore, you would be left helpless and bewildered when your navigation lost signal. When you are driving into or under a overpass,your GPS is likely to drift positions and cannot position you accurately. How can you make a choice whether to make a turn at the next intersection? HUAWEI GEO smart navigation utilizes offline big data to assist GPS,re-position you effectively and achieve precise navigation. When you are driving in a tunnel, your GPS cannot position you. How can you make a choice when you drive out of the tunnel? HUAWEI GEO smart navigation detects driving speed and direction to assist the GPS and achieve precise navigation. The vehicle can be positioned even in the tunnel and the direction is shown on the navigation. The Country Head of Huawei in Pakistan – Mr. Blueking stated: “As culture and technology continue to intersect in every aspect of our world, we want to deliver new products and experiences that ultimately improve and enhance life. The P10 is indeed the best choice for consumers looking for top-of-the-line features.” Huawei is rapidly emerging as an innovative industry leader within the electronics and telecommunications arena, aiming to deliver exceptional services to the rapidly expanding segment of smartphone users in Pakistan, who seek powerful global...

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Easypaisa account holders using Telenor prepaid connections to get free minutes during Ramadan

Easypaisa account holders using Telenor prepaid connections to get free minutes during Ramadan

Fostering the spirit of Ramadan, Telenor Microfinance Bank has announced an exciting offer in which Easypaisa account holders using Telenor prepaid connections will be provided with free minutes. Telenor Microfinance Bank’s Easypaisa is Pakistan’s largest mobile money service. In this offer, Easypaisa Mobile Account holders currently using Telenor prepaid connections will receive 50 free minutes on every Money Transfer, Bill Payment and Bank Transfer carried out during the holy month. Customers will be able to avail free minutes on up to four transactions they carry out through their Easypaisa mobile accounts without any capping on the amount of the original transaction. The free minutes will be posted to the customer’s number a day after the transaction and they will be valid for next 24 Hours. Customers can check the status of free bundle by dialing *222*#. The free minutes received through this offer by the account holder are not transferable to any other customer. The offer is in place for a limited time and is valid for Telenor prepaid customers only. The offer can be availed by both existing and new customers of Easypaisa Mobile Account. New Customers can register themselves by dialing *345*3737# from their Telenor...

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Telenor Group survey: Pakistan’s millennials point to artificial intelligence as possible gateway to achieving peace

Telenor Group survey: Pakistan’s millennials point to artificial intelligence as possible gateway to achieving peace

Telenor Group today released the findings of its regional online survey that assessed the attitudes of Asia’s millennials towards technology and social impact, as well as the support they feel necessary to become future leaders committed to peace. Organized to support Telenor Youth Forum 2017 recruitment, the online survey engaged 2,500 respondents aged 15 to 30 years in Asian markets where Telenor is present. They include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand. Pakistan’s youth say they’re most passionate for education for all The multi-market online survey found that Pakistan’s millennials are most passionate for providing opportunities for children to get an education (35 percent of survey takers), followed by unemployment among youth (21 percent). Other global issues that Pakistani millennials are driven to make change include climate change and global warming (20 percent), the stigma surrounding mental health issues (14 percent), and gender inequality (10 percent). Resolving many of the same issues is also a year-long mission of Telenor Youth Forum delegates, whose tech-driven proposals were funded for research and prototyping at a pitching session held in Bangkok last month. Asia’s millennials feel strongly about the role of technology and its impact when relating to the pursuit of their social causes. More than half of Pakistan’s millennials (51 percent) polled believe that enabling equal opportunities and access to education will benefit most from technology advancements. Selected by the second most number of respondents was confronting climate change and global warming (23 percent). Artificial intelligence for world peace, why not? When asked about the technology that has the largest potential to give rise to peace, 34 percent of Pakistan’s respondents placed their bets on artificial intelligence, followed by the Internet of Things (29 percent), and virtual reality (28 percent). Across all six markets, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and virtual reality rank consistently in the top three – suggesting the vast potential seen in these future technologies by the Internet generation. The most innovative and entrepreneurial generation of all-time Another consistent trend across all markets is the youth’s perspectives of their generation. Regionally, 37 percent of the millennials polled described themselves as ‘the most innovative and entrepreneurial generation in history’, which reflects a similar proportion in Bangladesh (37 percent), Malaysia (38 percent) and Pakistan (38 percent). Education is most critical to shape tomorrow’s peace leaders Youths in all the surveyed markets ranked education as the most critical form of support in order to enable them to become tomorrow’s peace leaders. This finding was consistent in all six Asia markets, including Pakistan where 45 percent of its respondents believe leaders today should invest in developing a more inclusive education system that gives everyone equal...

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Daraz Mobile Week offering up to 75% off on leading phone brands starts June 6

Daraz Mobile Week offering up to 75% off on leading phone brands starts June 6

The biggest mobile phone sale of the year- Daraz.pk’s Mobile Week is set to offer the best prices, discounts and exclusive deals on leading mobile phone brands starting June 6. Zain Suharwardy, MD Daraz.pk, commented, “Daraz Mobile Week is about bringing premium mobile phones to everyone. The assortment of heavily discounted mobiles during Mobile Week will be generous enough to accommodate everyone’s tastes and needs. We have a #MobileSabKayLiyay.” Top brands, exciting flash sales and new launches Mobile Week on Daraz is offering up to 75% off, timely flash sales and exclusive phone launches from the hottest brands like Samsung, Apple, QMobile, Infinix, Elephone and more. Each brand will enjoy its own day with dedicated flash sales from 12pm – 4pm on its most desirable handsets. Find the best from Samsung “The best part of Daraz.pk’s Mobile Week is the limitless range of products and the fabulous discounts customers can enjoy. Gauging the amazing response to Mobile Week 2016, we have very high expectations from this year’s even bigger Mobile Week, which Daraz is sure to meet if not exceed,” says Hamza Rasheed, General Manager Samsung Pakistan. Grab the latest from QMobile Exciting news comes from QMobile, that is launching CS1 – the ultimate camera phone – exclusively on Daraz Mobile Week. The CS1 is a beautiful phone, with super-fast performance and top-of-the-line camera features. The price of the phone will be revealed on Mobile Week and is going to blow everyone away. Zeeshan Yousuf, Director QMobile enthused about this partnership said, “Both QMobile and Daraz have their finger placed firmly on the pulse of popular choice and together we are bound to create magic. Daraz Mobile Week is the biggest mobile phone sale event of the year and there couldn’t have been a better time or place for us to launch the CS1 – our ultimate camera phone.” Check out the newest from Elephone New entrants in the market, too, have been looking forward to the sale event after successfully launching their flagship phone with the online marketplace last month. Shannon Yang, Marketing Manager Elephone Communication, shared her thoughts on the partnership, “Elephone entered the Pakistani market successfully with Daraz’s invaluable support. We have high expectations from Mobile Week and see it as an opportunity to show our Pakistani fans our gratitude. During Mobile week, the Elephone C1 Max, our super cost-effective device with dual camera will make a bold entrance. Great deals from Infinix  Infinix phones were the best-sellers during Mobile Week last year, thousands of Hot 4 handsets flew off the virtual shelf in just a few hours – this year again the phone company is offering great discounts on its latest handsets. ”We are really excited about partnering up with Daraz during Mobile Week.The fanfare that Daraz generates is contagious. Judging from the overwhelming response we got last year, our expectations from Mobile Week this...

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