Pakistan is suffering from another under-sea cable fault in the SEAMEWE4 cable, one of the many cables that connects Pakistan to the World-wide Web. That is why you may have been experiencing reduced bandwidth (or slow internet speeds) in Pakistan for the past couple of days. The fault is understood to be somewhere within Pakistan’s sea, off the coast of Karachi.
Three of the under-sea cables are owned by the Pakistan Telecommunications Company (PTCL):
- SEA-ME-WE-3 (South East Asia, Middle-East and Western-Europe 3),
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As the momentum builds in Pakistan over 3G deployment, we have received a press release from Supernet stating they have successfully migrated their 2/2.5G capable backhaul network to 3G ready.
Comtech EF Data Corp. and Supernet Limited, Pakistan’s leading satellite system integrator and service provider, announced today the successful migration of the entire 2G TDM satellite backhaul network to an all IP optimized backhaul solution to support current 2G/2.5G and future 3G operations of a leading Mobile Network Operator in Pakistan.
A few days ago, Telenor Pakistan had announced that its cell sites across Pakistan were now 3G ready following a long network swap project won over by the Chinese vendor, ZTE.
Telenor customers now, those with smart phones, have started witnessing and observing 3G coverage on their handsets in certain areas – we have received confirmation and reports and a snapshot is available herewith as well coming in from @stupefy
You would all agree, there are very few web portals, services and mobile apps out there that are genuinely catering to the shopping needs of the Pakistani populace – a growing number of whom now have smartphones thanks to local handset manufacturers introducing affordable Android’s.
You would have also noticed a growing push from Telecom and Mobile operators in the country promoting data (GPRS/EDGE) usage through cheap data bundles and packages. Let’s accept it. Pakistan is now truly embracing the internet age – where needs are tagged to convenience – where accessibility and going the extra mile yields better results against competition.
And here we came across the launch of a new local mobile app, based on both Android and Apple’s iOS platforms: “OnTheGo“.
Mobile banking, or branchless banking as it is referred to in Pakistan, continues to impress observers and followers across the globe. Focus on financial inclusion and slowly taking the country towards an era of true m-Commerce will allow Pakistan and its people to reap benefits in the long run.
According to a press release received by Telecomistan.com, The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a new pilot project to introduce mobile enabled advisory and financial services for peach and potato farmers and fishermen in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced revenues of 59.28 trillion Korean won on a consolidated basis for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, which is an increase of 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter. For the quarter, the company posted consolidated operating profits of 8.31 trillion won, representing an 18-percent decline Q-o-Q. Consolidated net profit for the quarter was 7.30 trillion won.
In its earnings guidance disclosed on January 7, Samsung estimated fourth quarter consolidated revenues would reach approximately 59 trillion won with consolidated operating profit of approximately 8.3 trillion won.