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  • Telenor Pakistan granted 4G license for $395m

    KARACHI: Norwegian telecom giant Telenor has been awarded a $395 million 4G license, as Pakistan seeks to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country...

    In 2014, Pakistan auctioned its first 4G broadband license to China’s Zong for $210 million, along with 3G licenses to Zong, the UAE’s Ufone, and domestic Mobilink...

  • Telenor launches 4G service, gives free trial to users

    Telenor has launched 4G service in Pakistan's six major cities — Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar, and Swat — techjuice...

    Telenor was awarded a $395 million 4G licence last month, as Pakistan sought to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country...

  • Telenor acquires Tameer Bank

    KARACHI: Telenor Group has acquired the remaining 49 per cent shares of Tameer Microfinance Bank, thus making it a wholly-owned entity of the group...

    Telenor, with over 35 million subscribers and around 3,000 employees, have been providing telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005...

  • Telenor to close down 17 sales, service centres

    KARACHI: The Telenor Pakistan, a provider of telecommunication services, has decided to close down its 17 sales and service centres across the country within this month...

    According to data of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the total number of the company’s subscribers fluctuated over the years...

  • Tameer rebrands itself as Telenor Microfinance Bank

    KARACHI: Tameer Microfinance Bank has been rebranded as Telenor Microfinance Bank almost a year after its 100 per cent acquisition by the Telenor Group, a press release said...

    The bank, established in 2005, is best known for its joint venture with Telenor Pakistan for the launch of Pakistan’s first and now the largest branchless banking service Easypaisa, in 2009...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

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