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  • Cybernet and PEACE Cable to bring 'ultra-high capacity cable' to Pakistan

    Pakistani carrier Cybernet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and landing party agreement with PEACE Cable International Network to bring 'ultra-high capacity cable' to the country...

    “We are excited about working on the PEACE project and the numerous benefits that the PEACE Cable will bring to Pakistan and its digital economy," said Cybernet CEO Danish A...

  • Cable operators told to remove cable TV apparatus from poles in Karachi

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked all cable TV operators to remove cable boosters from electric poles of K-Electric...

    Sources in the power utility told Dawn that a letter had been sent to Pemra informing it that the KE had received several complaints regarding current in electric poles “due to cables of media distributors and cable internet service providers fixed on and passing through the...

  • Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $56 billion

    3 cable TV operator, offered to buy No...

    2 Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion on Tuesday but immediately ran into questions about whether regulators would agree to the combined company, which would control a big swath of the cable and Internet markets...

  • Cable operators reject service tax

    KARACHI: The cable operators association has opposed the imposition of a fresh ‘service tax’ by the Sindh government and called upon the authorities to declare their business tax-free for 10 years...

    “We make this demand so that we can offer cheap and quality service to our customers,” Khalid Arain, chairman of the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan, said at a press conference at the KPC on Sunday...

  • Undersea cable fault strangles internet services

    ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable caused consumers and businesses across Pakistan major internet disruptions, the Pakistan Tele­communication Authority (PTA) said on Saturday, adding that customers may experience slow browsing speed...

    The IMEWE submarine cable is an ultra-high capacity fibre optic undersea cable system which links India and Europe via the Middle East...

  • Pakistan experiences slow internet as submarine cable goes offline

    Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) informed on Saturday that Pakistan is experiencing slow internet as IMEWE, the international underwater cable responsible for bringing internet to Pakistan, has gone offline due to technical problems...

    The PTCL spokesperson also said that Jeddah has started making efforts to repair the cable, but added that "restoring the network will take some time...

  • Seven die in cable car crash in held Kashmir; 150 rescued

    SRINAGAR: A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in held Kashmir on Sunday, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said...

    About 150 people were stranded in other cable cars on the mountain in Gulmarg in high winds, but were later rescued...

  • Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

    JERUSALEM: Israel’s government on Sunday approved plans to install a cable car to Jerusalem’s Old City, a project likely to anger Palestinians and much of the international community...

    The plan would see a former railway station in west Jerusalem linked by cable car to the Old City in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community...

  • 11 killed in Murree cable car accident

    A cable car fell into a ditch Thursday morning near Murree, killing 11, rescue sources told DawnNews...

    Their chances of survival were slim, as the cable car had fallen from a height of 400 feet, rescuers had initially said...

  • 12 perish as cable car plunges into ravine near Murree

    MURREE/RAWALPINDI: A makeshift elevated cable car installed by locals across a drain between Sharafani in Punjab and Banwari in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plunged into a 400ft ravine at the Charra Pani hill station, killing 12 people on the spot and leaving two others critically injured on Thursday...

    Rawalpindi Deputy Commis­sioner Talat Mehmood Gondal said they had received a call about the incident and informed Rescue-1122 at around...

  • AAE-1 submarine internet cable linking Asia, Africa and Europe starts operations

    A 25,000-kilometre-long submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has started operations, as China United Network Communications Group, a key participant in the cable project, accelerates steps to build internet infrastructure for countries and regions participating in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative...

    The cable system connects Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Oman, the United Arab...

  • Musharraf agreed in 2000 to low-key UN resolutions on Kashmir: US cable

    WASHINGTON: A US State Department cable declassified this week shows that in May 2000 the Musharraf government was willing to “low-key” UN resolutions on Kashmir to improve relations with India...

    A passage about this is included in a secret cable the US Embassy in Pakistan sent to Washington after a two-hour long, one-to-one meeting between then Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs...

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