3G /4G QoS Monitoring & Benchmarking Training Held at PTA

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has organized a two days training in collaboration with NEMO Anite (Finland based Company) at PTA HQs from 26th to 27th June 2014. The aim of this training was to impart knowledge and skills to PTA officials so that they can effectively monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) parameters in 3G/4G environment.

Earlier in 2006, PTA procured NEMO outdoor equipment to measure the QoS of GSM mobile networks. Now, Anite has provided an upgrade of its NEMO QoS Monitoring Platform to PTA for 3G/4G. The NEMO Invex (Tool Model) enables outdoor drive test measurements and benchmarking to ensure QoS of the Cellular networks. Anite has an established position in mobile benchmarking, drive test measurement, and optimization solutions for perfecting the air interface of wireless networks.

Saybi, the local partner of Anite, has also supported the training, with the aim to impart the 3G/4G QoS knowledge and hands on experience on NEMO Invex 7.0. On this occasion, Chairman PTA, Dr. Ismail Shah, thanked Saybi Anite for provisioning of an upgrade model to PTA. He further stated that this solution will enable PTA to monitor licensed QoS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of 3G / 4G networks in the country to ensure that quality standards are met and users get the services at anticipated quality standards. With this upgrade and training, PTA officials have been up skilled on 3G/4G and LTE technologies.

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BizClout launches Pakistan’s first E-commerce Content Management System designed for SMEs

BizClout, proudly launches Pakistan’s first E-commerce content management system designed for small and medium enterprises.

Recently incubated at the LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, BizClout is a one-stop solution to fully e-commerce enable SMEs with-in 15 minutes, using a proprietary content management and ecommerce platform.

In its new release, BizClout is providing end to end technology solution with a complete dashboard through which customers will be able to manage their websites and content from anywhere around the world.

Other important features include, order management and inventory management tools that are integrated to improve the efficiency of online shops and service based pay-as-you-go model making it cost efficient and removes the barrier of upfront cost. However, the most important feature is the simplicity of the solution which helps non-techies to make and manage their websites easily.


With its slogan as ‘Technology for every business’, BizClout aims to target 3.2 million SMEs in Pakistan, adding 30% to the GDP. Talking about the new developments, the CEO of BizClout, Mr. Sheraz Saeedy said,

 E-commerce industry is going to reach $2.5 billion in Pakistan this year and we want every small and medium enterprise to claim its chunk from this rising ecommerce industry”.

Appraising the efforts of the BizClout team, Mr. Khurram Zafar, Executive Director, LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship said

BizClout is one of our very promising start ups here at LCE and we are really happy that they have achieved such an important milestone”.

MegaFon Announces Special Ramadan Offer

MegaFon subscribers can receive free schedule post on mobile phone during the holy month of Ramazan through its new service, “Takvimi Ruza “. 

The service allows you to receive daily on the mobile phone an SMS message with the schedule time of fasting and start reading the prayer.  Attach subscription “Takvimi Ruza” is possible with the help of USSD-request * 145 * 1 #. Subscription is available for all pre and post subscribers.

Vivacell Launches New LTE Modem Tariffs

VivaCell has introduced its new ‘MTS Connect LTE’ postpaid tariff line. The line includes three plans, “Internet Small”,  “Internet Medium” and “Internet Large” at AMD 7,000, AMD 10,000 and AMD 13,000 per 7GB, 25 GB and 50 GB respectively.

And in case of an 18-month subscription “MTS Connect LTE” USB modem is provided free of charge. Subscribers of “Internet Medium” and “Internet Large” tariff plans also get a package providing 1500 embedded on-net airtime and an opportunity to send 150 SMS to RA GSM networks per month for the same monthly fee.

Samsung, LG launch Android Wear Smartwatches

During the I/O Keynote, Google announced that LG’s G Watch and newly announced Samsung Gear Live will be available today on the Play Store. These two new Android Wear-powered smartwatches are going to be an exciting advancement for wearables. The Samsung Galaxy Live will be available for $199 and LG’s G Watch will be priced at $229.

Along with that, Google announced that the Moto 360 smartwatch will be available “later this summer.” It’s unclear why Motorola wasn’t able to launch alongside the two smartwatches mentioned above. No pricing was mentioned for the Moto 360.

If you’d like to pickup an LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, they will be available for preorder on the Google Play Store around 4 p.m. PDT and ship July 7th, 2014.


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Zong Rolls Out ‘Super 3G’ in the Islamabad

Pakistan’s only 3G and 4G LTE telecom service provider launches Zong ‘Super 3G’ services to power up Islamabad

 Zong, a China mobile company and Pakistan’s fastest growing telecom network announced the launch of its exciting ‘Super 3G’ service for consumers in Islamabad at a press conference. Previously, Zong had rolled out the ‘Super 3G’ service to its customers in Karachi and Lahore. ‘Super 3G’ will help consumers experience extremely fast internet, through which they will be able to stream songs and videos within minutes.  It will offer best in class technology HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) providing maximum speeds of up to 42 Mbps (twice as fast as normal 3G available in Pakistan).

Speaking about the launch of the ‘Super 3G’ service in Islamabad, Dr. Zhao Peng, CCO, Zong said,

We are enthusiastic about launching the service in Islamabad as a part of our first phase of the ‘Super 3G’ roll-out. The twin cities are integral to Zong’s plans as they have one of the highest concentrated percentage of tech-savvy users in the country, thus our customers in Rawalpindi will experience this service in the coming days as well. ‘Super 3G’ shall offer speeds of up to 42 Mbps to these users through which they can fully experience and utilize the internet on their smartphones. Also, based on Free User Trials (FUT), advanced technology and services will be deployed to cater to the specific needs of the consumers, for a better and more personalized experience.

He further added, “The initial launch targeted Karachi and Lahore, and the excellent feedback we have gotten from our Super 3G users from there shows that our service is just another example of our commitment towards providing the best data solutions to our customers. Also, this is just the beginning of our 1st roll out phase, we shall soon announce service starts in various other metros and towns of Pakistan followed by the much awaited service start of the Zong 4G in the coming months”.

Being a part of the world’s largest 3G and 4G network, Zong CMPak is the 1st and only Super 3G and 4G LTE service provider in Pakistan, and has the fastest growth in subscriber base in the industry which is why in just a short period it has managed to take over the 3rd position in the industry. The company is now geared to provide the benefits of Super 3G connectivity across Pakistan to make a greater difference in the industry as a leading telecom player. 


Ufone Offers Facebook Summer Treat

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 Downloading of Facebook IOS and Android application will be charged as per standard data charges.
 Third party Facebook applications like BlackBerry Facebook app will be charged
 Voice/video calling on Facebook will be charged as per standard data charges
 It is recommended to use default browser of your handset, Facebook usage on third party browsers (Nokia browser/Opera mini) may incur standard data charges.
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Alexander Sorvachev Appointed As Finance Director of Beeline

Beeline Uzbekistan appointed Alexander Sorvachev as the finance director.

Unitel CEO Alexander Vorobyov said:

Alexander is established expert and executive with a serious international experience in telecom. Especially important to us that his employment sheet a significant place takes coordination activities of specialized companies from different countries of CIS. Beeline network development still requires extensive investments, so our priorities — forming effective processes and here I quite rely on the professionalism of Alexander.”

Alexander Sorvachev was born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1968. In 1992 he graduated from the Economics Faculty of the State University of Nizhny Novgorod with a specialization in planning industry. Under upgrade qualifications in different years Alexander was trained in economics, finance, management and leadership, participated in corporate training programs Ernst & Young Academy of Business, as well as the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. In 2012 he received a degree Executive MBA of Stockholm School of Economics.

From 1997 Alexander held several senior positions in companies of financial and energy industries. In 2004 he began his career in telecommunication sector that until the end of 2013 was developed within the system of companies of the Group Mobile TeleSystems. During this time Alexander has run the gamut from Head of Planning and Analysis Department of the macro-region Volga region North-West to the director of the department of controlling the business unit MTS Foreign Companies, having worked in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kiev and Moscow.

Among the key achievements of Alexander for the given period — increasing internal transparency, ensuring the effectiveness of commercial, technological and operational controlling, improving the efficiency of business processes of planning and forecasting, high level of analytical support of business at the hands of finance function.

Since January 2014 Alexander moved to the position of the finance director of Nizhny Novgorod Cellular Communication CJSC where he participated in the preparation and implementation of the first phase of the transaction by the integration of mobile assets of Rostelecom OJSC and Tele2.

I’m really impressed with as what Unitel achieves in Uzbekistan market, especially in terms of the success of strategic planning. However the dynamic development of the industry gives us even greater prospects, so I am setting to work with big enthusiastic with the leader of telecom sector of the country and hope to be a part of a strong Beeline team,”

Alexander Sorvachev

On 24 June, Alexander Sorvachev took the lead of the Finance Department of Beeline in Uzbekistan.

Source: UzDaily

Microsoft Shows off its Second Android Based Smartphone

Microsoft has shown off a new Nokia smartphone based on its own Android clone, which it said is aimed at the developing markets to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services.

Just like the Nokia X, the new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft services, while allowing people to switch between apps with the Fastlane feature. The Nokia X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

The Nokia X2 also debuts the next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 and major enhancements to the user interface. People can choose between three types of screens to facilitate navigation: the colorful “home” with resizable tiles; Fastlane to access recent apps and future calendar items; and a new Lumia-inspired apps list, from which people can pin items to the home screen. A pull-down notifications tab also allows people to glance at connectivity options as well as actionable items, such as software updates available for download. A new home key and visual multitasking complete the roundup of upgrades.


The Nokia X2 will debut with Outlook.com, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app.

“The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving top-selling status in Pakistan, Russia, Kenya and Nigeria, 3 while earning the third-best-selling smartphone spot in India,” said Timo Toikkanen, head of Mobile Phones, Microsoft Devices Group.

The Nokia X2 elevates the Nokia X experience with a stellar new design, ease of use and new Microsoft experiences. We’re proud to continue to bring smartphone innovation to lower and lower price points.”

The Nokia X2 will be available initially as a dual-SIM device and will begin rolling out to unspecified countries next month for EUR99 (US$135).

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