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Technology » Telecommunication

PTCL announces 5 percent dividend final cash
Telecommunication

PTCL announces 5 percent dividend final cash

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country's leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the year ended on December 31, 2019 at its Board of Directors' meeting held on February 11, 2020.
Published 12 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Apple fined in France over iPhone-slowing software
Telecommunication

Apple fined in France over iPhone-slowing software

France's consumer watchdog said Friday that Apple had agreed to pay 25 million euros ($27.4 million) for failing to tell iPhone users that software updates could slow down older devices. The scandal erupted in December 2017, when the US tech giant admitte
Published 08 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Huawei makes 'Double Deposit Offer'
Telecommunication

Huawei makes 'Double Deposit Offer'

With market anticipation on a high, the pre-orders of Huawei Y6s were a hit as the entire pre-order stock was booked in less than a week; this time Huawei had made an exciting 'Double Deposit Offer' for its budget Y Series variant that got consumers to Hu
Published 08 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Nokia recovers in fourth quarter
Telecommunication

Nokia recovers in fourth quarter

Finnish telecom equipment provider Nokia beat expectations in a "challenging" 2019 as a strong fourth quarter enabled it to post its first full-year net profit since 2015, of 7.0 million euros. For the three months to December, it chalked up net profit of
Published 07 Feb, 2020 12:00am
PTA clarification
Telecommunication

PTA clarification

Apropos a news item titled "Imported Cellphones: Experts Underscore Need for Revision of Tax Slabs" which was published in Business Recorder on 4th February 2020, it is clarified that the news item presents a skewed and incorrect image of the Devic
Published 06 Feb, 2020 12:00am
5G: Five things to know
Telecommunication

5G: Five things to know

It is heralded as the breakthrough to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking has been pitting the United States against China. On Tuesday, the European Union and Britain indicated a conditional green light for C
Published 03 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Telecom imports bill up by 29 percent
Telecommunication

Telecom imports bill up by 29 percent

Pakistan's overall telecom imports bill surged by 29 percent to $844.657 million in July-Dec 2019-20, official figures say. Increase in the telecom imports reached to the tune of $188.73 million in July-Dec 2019-20 from $655.927 million in July-Dec 2018-1
Published 02 Feb, 2020 12:00am
Huawei Y6s up for pre-orders
Telecommunication

Huawei Y6s up for pre-orders

Huawei's latest smartphone for the entry-level segment Huawei Y6s is up for pre-orders from January 31 to February 6. "This time the company is introducing an exciting 'Double Deposit Offer' where consumers can pre-order the device for Rs 800 which equals
Published 31 Jan, 2020 12:00am
UK likely to decide on Huawei 5G this week
Telecommunication

UK likely to decide on Huawei 5G this week

Britain is expected to announce this week whether to allow China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, an official said Friday, amid indications it will agree to grant at least limited access despite intense US opposition. A senior UK official, speaking on
Published 27 Jan, 2020 12:00am
Ericsson hit by higher 5G costs and weaker US market
Telecommunication

Ericsson hit by higher 5G costs and weaker US market

Sweden's Ericsson reported a smaller-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter core earnings on Friday and said higher costs would spill over into 2020 as the telecoms equipment maker looks to exploit its leading position in super-fast 5G networks. After a num
Published 27 Jan, 2020 12:00am
Trump, Johnson talk security ahead of Huawei decision
Telecommunication

Trump, Johnson talk security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday. In a phone call on Friday evening, the leaders "discussed a
Published 26 Jan, 2020 12:00am
UK 'to decide on Huawei 5G next week'
Telecommunication

UK 'to decide on Huawei 5G next week'

Britain is expected to announce next week whether to allow China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, an official said Friday, amid indications it will agree to grant at least limited access despite intense US opposition.
Published 25 Jan, 2020 12:00am
MoITT plans to revive TIP through joint venture
Telecommunication

MoITT plans to revive TIP through joint venture

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has short-listed two companies to finalize one of them as Financial Advisor (FA) to provide Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) to solicit partnership through a suitable mode to utilize
Published 24 Jan, 2020 12:00am