BIG DATA –Helping take control of Asia’s traffic woes

Many cities across Asia Pacific are notorious for terrible traffic. In fact, just recently there were reports of a horrific jam in China that lasted for over a week. Can you imagine the frustration of being caught in that? While this is an extreme case, dealing with traffic congestion in bustling Asian cities is a daily reality. In highly populated cities or tourist hotspots such as Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta, the roads are filled with buses, cars, taxis, motorbikes, bicycles and a lot of pedestrians. Staying off the roads doesn’t necessary help either. In Manila, you might even...

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is a global market leader in home appliances, telecommunication, digital media and convergence technologies. The company also leads the smart phones category, with its exclusively designed phones, lightening features and the best input of technologies making it stylish and attractive to the customers. While it’s continuous strive for success in the industry, the Galaxy S5 smart phone becomes a new addition to its highly rated Galaxy S series family. The Korean, giants unveiled its fifth generation elegant master peace designed for delivering “what matters most to consumers” at the world’s biggest mobile fair MWC, Barcelona 2014. ...

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Mobilink introduces Huawei Ascend G700 & Ascend Y220

Mobilink in collaboration with Huawei is offering Ascend G700 Y220 as a means to further increase its smartphone subscriber base. The Ascend Y220 is one of the lowest cost 3G smartphones in the market, and will enable Mobilink to capture market share in this category. ...

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Backup, before it’s too late!

Everyday we’re working on something new or saving some new memory to our hard disk. What happens if you lose all your documents, photos and files? It’s important to have a backup of your most valuable files, the ones you can’t just re-install. There are several options but before we get into them, we suggest always having multiple backups. Having a cycle of two or three different backups is usually a good idea. ...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveils major renovation plan for Karachi hotel

Mövenpick Hotels Resorts today announced and unveiled a major renovation and refurbishment plan for the Karachi property which was reflagged as Mövenpick Hotel Karachi on January 1, 2014. ...

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PTA Announces Qualified bidders PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:41

In accordance with the timelines mentioned in Information Memorandum (IM) for the Spectrum Auction of Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan, PTA has announced the names of the qualified bidders for the auction to be held on April 23, 2014.

PTA has received bids from four existing Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) on April 14, 2014 for 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz Spectrum.  After scrutiny of submitted bids all four operators China Mobile(Zong), Mobilink, PTML (Ufone) and Telenor Pakistan have qualified for the bidding

 
Fiji Airways And Etihad Airways Sign Groundbreaking Interline Agreement PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:40

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new and far reaching interline carrier agreement with Fiji Airways.

This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17 cities in the Middle East, 5 cities in Africa, 5 cities in North America, 29 cities in Asia and 3 cities in Australia to and from Fiji. The agreement comes into place with immediate effect and is the starting point of further negotiations between the 2 airlines.

 

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Fiji is a great holiday market and we are happy to offer Fiji as an additional destination in our global network. The agreement also connects the outer South Pacific Islands to our network which creates more opportunities for our worldwide sales force.”

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Mobilink launches Pakistan’s first ‘Phone Trade Program’ PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:36

Mobilink has launched Pakistan’s first “Phone Trade Program” enabling its customers to exchange their old cell phones with the latest 3G supported smart phones of their choice by paying the differential cost. The program is aimed at providing Mobilink customers with affordable access to 3G smartphones through a trusted retail channel for exchange of their devices. The newly purchased phones will come with Mobilink pre-loaded 3-month data bundle offer.

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Buksh Foundation from Pakistan Receives the Best Community Award in Bali, Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:35

Buksh Foundation received the prestigious best community award at the 6th Global CSR Summit held in Bali, Indonesia recently, in recognition of the longest running program for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The Global CSR summit awards are held annually to recognize and honor organizations for their innovative and productive services and projects which benefit the society.  These awards also appreciate organizations, working globally to bring sustainability and equality in the communities with the help of their CSR mandates.

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Etihad Airways Announces Strongest Ever Passenger And Cargo Volumes For The First Quarter Of 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:36

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with US$1.4 billion in total revenues during the three-month period, marking a year-on-year increase of 27 per cent.

A total of 3.2 million passengers travelled with Etihad Airways during the first quarter of 2014, over 14 per cent higher than the 2.8 million passengers from the same period last year. The growth rate is more than double a recent estimate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that passenger demand will increase 5.8 per cent this year on a global basis.

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Illegal grey traffic crippling a legal and licensed industry for nearly a decade! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:26

Long before the ICH agreement went into effect in October 2012, grey traffic operators have been earning billions of rupees openly selling their illegal services.  As early as 2005/6, the PTA annual report of 2006 reported “illegal termination has caused a revenue loss of approximately Rs. 3 billion during last year“ (2005).  Supported by shadowy operations and gateways in Pakistan that operate with impunity, the menace of grey traffic significantly predates the ICH.

 

The unchecked greed of grey traffickers is fed at the cost of crippling a legal and licensed industry and more importantly depriving the people and the government of Pakistan of its rightful and much needed foreign exchange earnings for nearly a decade.

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Samsung Electronics Announces Earnings Guidance for First Quarter 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:24

Consolidated revenues estimated at 53.0 trillion Korean won

Operating profit at 8.4 trillion won

 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its earnings guidance for the first quarter, 2014.

 

Consolidated sales:  Approximately 53.0 trillion Korean won

(Range: 51.0 - 55.0 trillion Korean won)

 

Consolidated operating profit: Approximately 8.4 trillion Won

(Range: 8.2 - 8.6 trillion Korean won)

 

The above figures are consolidated earnings estimates based on K-IFRS

※ 2013 4Q and 2013 1Q consolidated figures based on K-IFRS are as follows:

(in trillion won)

2013 .4Q

2013.1Q

Sales

59.28

52.87

Operating profit

8.31

8.78

 

Disclosure regulations in South Korea do not allow earnings guidance to be provided as a range, therefore the official disclosure was made based on the median value as stated above.

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Mobilink announces ‘Rising Star 2014’ competition for university students PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 April 2014 13:15

“Mobilink Rising Star” competition has been launched in HEC recognized universities across Pakistan as a means to inculcate innovation, passion and leadership qualities amongst the talented youth. The competition aims at promoting the philosophy of a better every day by encouraging students to utilize their innovative brilliance and passion to make a positive difference in the society at large. The competition has structured phases that will challenge the students through multiple engagements ranging from video creations, on spot activities, case studies, etc. aiming to hone their skills and reward the best amongst them.

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