Last update: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11am

IT and Computers: Pakistan


The government claimed on Friday that grey trafficking is successfully being countered as the number of white traffic increased from 400 million to 1.6 billion minutes. "With effective policy intervention, the menace of grey trafficking has successfully been countered as the white traffic crossed the mark of 1.6 billion minutes from less than 400 million minutes", said Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman while addressing the Youth Parliament's special session on state of E-Governance and IT in Pakistan.
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman on Thursday said it is very encouraging to see that women entrepreneurs are doing so well in Pakistan. Dr Umer Saif said that this while addressing a ceremony held for a start up "Beauty Hooked" on securing $280K seed funding from an investor "Fatima Ventures" at Arfa IT Tower. Umer Saif said that women entrepreneurs possess potential and we need to capitalise on it.
As a next step in its digital transformation journey and partnership with General Electric (GE), Engro Corporation and Inbox Business Technologies Wednesday signed an agreement for industrial software application development. Under the agreement Inbox Business Technologies shall initially develop applications for Engro's Fertiliser, Dairy and Captive Power segments, on GE's application development platform - Predix - in tandem with the framework developed by Engro.
GroupM Pakistan has always been a step ahead of the curve. From understanding the market needs to being prepared to address new consumer trends, GroupM connect has always led the competition. Taking the "NEW ME " agenda forward, we have organised a "GroupM Digital Day". We as an organisation have transformed to be a "Digital Centric" organisation, and our new vision is the "NEW ME". We invite you to take an Up close and Personal view of the latest eye popping technologies and buzz worthy communication solutions this industry has to offer.
Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (Hytera) has signed a distribution agreement with Sipka Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd (Sipka). As part of the agreement, Sipka, supplier of communication products for Pakistan's government, private industrial and commercial organisations, will distribute Hytera's analogue and digital products, including the company's launched digital communication solutions.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is considering regulating the mobile apps and Over the Top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, etc, official sources told Business Recorder Monday. Sources said the model for delivery of Internet-based VoIP and other OTT services is fundamentally different from the earlier model in which services were embedded in the network. Therefore, most regulatory regimes designed in accordance with the earlier model are not satisfactory when applied in this context. The proposed revision to the licensing framework will address this issue in the long term.
The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is striving to improve transparency and efficiency of all departments of Punjab government apart from assisting the federal government and other provinces in Pakistan through skilful use of modern technology. Chairman Punjab IT Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif said this while addressing a delegation of Islamabad based think tank Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) at Arfa IT Tower on Monday.