15 Teams Selected From 11 Countries and 472 Participating Universities Gear up for Huawei ICT Competition Middle East 2022 Regional Finals

Middle East, December 09, 2022: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced the national finalists who will take part in the Huawei ICT Competition Middle EastRegional Finals 2022, set to take place in Muscat, Oman, on December 20 – 22. Aimed at nurturing ICT talents to […]

Ufone secures financing for 4G rollout across Pakistan

Pakistani operator Ufone secured Wednesday its largest syndicated financing facility jointly led by the MCB Bank Limited (agent bank), Allied Bank Limited (ABL), Bank of Punjab (BoP), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), and the United Bank Limited (UBL) to fund the acquisition and rollout of its 4G services across Pakistan, a statement said. The carrier […]

Pakistan bans Chinese app TikTok over unlawful content

Pakistan blocked the Chinese social media app TikTok, saying the company failed to fully comply with the instructions to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful content. In a statement, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said Friday that it took the step after receiving complaints against “immoral and indecent” content on the video-sharing platform. The PTA […]

Fintech to facilitate more financial transactions in Pakistan

Financial technology (Fintech) aims to compete with traditional financial methods to deliver more efficient services. Fintech’s worth is estimated to be $4.7 trillion in 2020 and around 12,000 Fintech startups have opened worldwide, though a significant impact was felt in the marketplace with the Coronavirus. This is the case with Pakistan, which has an economy […]

Pakistan warns TikTok video service, blocks Bigo Live app

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has threatened China’s TikTok and blocked the Singapore-based Bigo Live streaming platform, citing what the regulating authority called widespread complaints about “immoral, obscene and vulgar” content on the apps. The move was promptly decried by Pakistani rights activists who saw it as a potential precursor to an even greater censorship in […]

Pakistan uses mobile technology to drive socio-economic development

The Government of Pakistan and mobile industry leaders, GSMA, have launched a report which takes a close look at the transformative opportunities offered by mobile-enabled digital services in Pakistan. The meeting was held in partnership with the GSMA and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), […]