Amid Intense Pressure in India, Facebook Teams Up With Telenor To Bring Internet.org In Pakistan

The controversial Facebook initiative to provide free internet access to selected services has now been launched in Pakistan in collaboration with Telenor Pakistan. This launch comes at a time when there’s a raging net neutrality over Internet.org going on in its neighbour, India. This announcement was made during an interactive event, which was attended by representatives from Telenor Pakistan…

DoT set to submit spectrum policy for cabinet nod

The department of telecommunications will seek cabinet approval for the spectrum sharing and trading policy by the end of June, communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. “We have received the final recommendations from Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), and the department is looking into them,” Prasad told reporters. The Telecom Commission, the…

Akamai and Trustwave Forge Strategic Alliance for Added Security

Content Delivery Network (CDN) services company, Akamai, and managed security services firm, Trustwave, have inked a new global strategic alliance that aims to protect businesses from online threats. Content Delivery Network (CDN) services company, Akamai, and managed security services firm, Trustwave, have inked a new global strategic alliance that aims to protect businesses from online…

Digital dreams

India needs to step up its efforts to create a national fibre optic network. The success of ‘Digital India’ depends on this India’s dash towards a digital future is stumbling on the lack of infrastructure. Although the country has the world’s third highest number of internet users, the quality of access is abysmal. According to…

Health, motor e-insurance to be available by year-end

Insurance repositories are ready to offer general insurance policies in electronic form. By the end of 2015, health and motor insurance policies will be available in electronic. “The data exchange policy has been agreed upon between the General Insurance Counsel and insurance repositories. And the data structure for health and motor insurance has been defined.…