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Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Short term benefits of internet exchange point may not be significant but observers believe it will aid a burgeoning IT-based e-commerce sector The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology have recently inaugurated the first internet exchange point (IXP) in …Continue reading

Pakistani Researchers Lay the Foundation for Building Urdu Speech Recognition System

The possibility of some software application developer coming up with an Urdu speech recognition program just got more likely as the most fundamental tool needed for it has just been developed at Lahore’s Information Technology University. Linguistic technology expert Dr. Agha Ali …Continue reading

Election Commission Set to Finish GIS Mapping of Polling Stations Before 2018 Polls

Voters will be able to get online walking, driving directions. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to finish geographic information system (GIS) based mapping of all polling stations in the country in time for the next general elections. This will …Continue reading

Warmer Winters ‘May Take a Toll on Wheat Yield’

Like December, Met Office forecasts January temperatures to be warmer than average as well. This year, winter weather in Pakistan has been about two to three degrees warmer than average, on the celsius scale, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reports. PMD director …Continue reading

All You Need to Know About the Punjab IT Policy

The Punjab Information Technology (IT) policy draft is not just about IT. Rather, it aspires to be about governance in the age of IT. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has held a public consultation on the draft and is now revising …Continue reading

Cable operators, broadcasters ‘will evolve joint strategy’ over DTH transmission

TR Pakistan speaks to associations of cable operators, broadcasters and the regulator to shed light on the future of DTH in the country. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has successfully auctioned three licenses of a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite transmission service …Continue reading

Three Direct-to-Home Satellite Transmission Licenses Auctioned for Rs 4.9bn Each

Mag Entertainment of Lahore, and Shahzad Sky and Startimes of Islamabad win bid-war that lasted for 15 hours. Three licenses for a first-of-its-kind Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite transmission service in the country have been auctioned for Rs 4,898 million each in a bidding …Continue reading

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