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Friday, April 05 2019

South Korea becomes first provider of 5G technology
SEOUL: South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers said on Thursday, in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology. Three top telecom providers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — began their 5G services at 11 pm local time on Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5. Hyper-wired South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess and Seoul had made the 5G rollout a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth. Huawei working on 5G-enabled mobile phones But speculation that US mobile carrier Verizon might start its 5G services early forced South Korean providers to hastily organise a late-night launch, Yonhap news agency reported.
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Tuesday, March 26 2019

Telenor Pakistan CEO to lead Telenor Group’s Emerging Asia Cluster
FORNEBU (PR) Telenor Group has announced that effective 1 April, 2019, Irfan Khan, CEO of Telenor Pakistan, will assume additional leadership role as Telenor Group Executive Vice President and Cluster Head for Emerging Asia, joining Telenor Group’s Executive Management Team. “Irfan Khan is a valued leader within Telenor Group and has an accomplished history at Telenor Pakistan. I am pleased that he will take lead over our important growth markets in the Emerging Asia Cluster, in addition to retaining his role as Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Pakistan,’’ says Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group. “I am confident that Irfan will continue to lead our dedicated and talented teams to success, connecting the cluster’s more than 130 million customers with services that matter to them and creating value for our shareholders. I’d like to also thank Irfan’s predecessor in this role, Petter-BørreFurberg, for his leadership and achievements across our Asia region over the last several years.”
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Monday, March 25 2019

Preventing cyber harassment in Pakistan
While internet offers various advantages in the modern era for its users, however, there also comes a time when this facility is misused. Since the development of internet, various cases have been reported where people were harassed online. Online or cyber harassment is when someone uses social media, emails, instant messaging, and websites to bully or harass an individual. You can be harassed through small messages, comments, offensive emails, or by someone posting a blog or a post about you on social media. Cyber harassment can include false accusations, defaming an individual, identity theft, vandalism, or embarrassing. To educate people about harassment, a young activist Usman Awan from Pakistan has stepped in to work against sexual and cyber harassment in Pakistan. Usman Awan aims to work for the cultural, moral and religious values of Pakistan and also founded an anti-harassment campaign called “Stop Harassment Now.” Secure Your Social Media Accounts: Most of our information, pictures, and even our current location is available on the social media accounts. There are many people who do not know that our social media accounts are very vulnerable to hacking and can result into severe consequences like identity theft. There are many women who take their account lightly and do not protect it properly.
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Pakistan ranks number one in provision of most affordable telecom services
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has been ranked number “1” for the provision of most affordable telecom services amongst 139 countries, according to World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index Report, ahead of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the South Asian region. Furthermore, competitiveness Index Report of World Economic Forum has also ranked Pakistan above India, Bangladesh and Iran in terms of availability of latest technologies and internet bandwidth, said a press release issued here. It may be noted that World Economic Forum is regarded as one of the most reputed, credible and authentic source of information globally. has ranked Pakistan at number 33 based on its calculation of average price of 1GB mobile data @ USD 1.85 per month, which is not correct. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has evaluated monthly plans/packages offered by mobile companies in Pakistan and average price of 1GB turns out to be only USD 0.72.
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