Internet.org in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PR): In line with its ambition to bring ‘Internet for All’, Telenor Pakistan has announced the launch of Internet.org in Pakistan in collaboration with Facebook. The announcement was made during an event, which was attended by representatives from Telenor Pakistan and Facebook, in the presence of stakeholders. Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative bringing together technology leaders, nonprofits and local communities with the goal of making internet access available and affordable to the two-thirds of the world that is not yet connected and bringing the same opportunities to everyone that the connected world has today.

Internet.org was first launched in July 2014 in Zambia and in less than a year it made valuable online services accessible without data charges for millions of people in Tanzania, Kenya, Colombia, Ghana, India, Philippines, Guatemala, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malawi and now in Pakistan.

On this occasion, Michael Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “We are delighted to introduce the Internet.org initiative in Pakistan with a host of useful online services including health, education, finance, news, information and job portals etc. for our millions of customers nationwide. This will provide them with greater access to relevant local and international content. Internet.org augments our ambition to bring ‘Internet for All’ and affordable access to basic online services is yet another testament of our commitment towards empowering the society. We are hopeful that services like this will help enhance internet penetration in the country.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Telenor Pakistan and provide people with access to free basic services through Internet.org, said Markku Makelainen, Director of Global Operator Partnerships at Facebook. With Internet.org, more people in Pakistan will have access to free basic internet tools and information that can create new opportunities and help improve their lives.”

Through this initiative, Telenor Pakistan’s customers will now have free access to the following 17 basic online services including Accuweather, BBC, BabyCenter &MAMA, Malaria No More, UNICEF Facts for Life, Bing.com, ESPN Cricinfo, Mustakbil, ilmkidunya, Telenor News, Urdupoint Cooking, OLX, Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia and Telenor WAP MobilePortal,via 2G and 3G platforms both, by accessing Internet.org or by downloading the Android app.

Huawei’s R&D department

LAHORE (PR): Technologically ultra advanced and pioneer of many high tech innovative developments, Huawei Technologies is a top company whose ultimate purpose is to add tremendously to the technological advancements being made in the industry. With the extensively rich R&D department of Huawei, this global giant has till now successfully managed to deliver supreme quality gadgets to its valuable customers, which cater to their diverse and ever changing needs.

Huawei has set up 2012 Laboratories, which serve as the research and innovation platform and also as the technology development wing of the company, the main aim behind it being the gain of a diverse and competitive edge in future.

Huawei focuses on making continuous investments in key technologies, architectures, and standards in the ICT field.

 Huawei R&D’s work force is dedicated to providing broader, smarter, and more energy-efficient pipes that require zero wait time, thereby creating a better experience for users.

The extremely creative employees of Huawei work closely with partners from the industry, academia, and research institutes. Their goal is to take the lead in research, innovation, and implementation of future networks.

Huawei has also set up 28 joint innovation centers with leading carriers to translate leading technologies into a competitive edge and business success for customers.

Huawei has over 70,000 product and solution R&D employees, comprising more than 45% of our total workforce worldwide. 16 R&D centers have been setup in countries that include Germany, Sweden, the US, France, Italy, Russia, India, and China.

As an important contributor to the ICT industry, Huawei applies standards to the industry in key standards organizations and key standards projects, participates in and supports mainstream international standards, and makes a variety of positive contributions.