Advanced Television


Telenor Pakistan sold to PTCL

Telenor Group has announced the sale of its Pakistan telco operations to Pakistan Telecommunications Company (PTCL), which is part of technology and investment group e&. PTCL’s major assets include Ufone, a mobile operator in Pakistan with over 20 million customers. The sale is part of Telenor’s strategy to build scale and players in Asia, as […]

December 14, 2023

tapmad, Sport BUFF enhance sports coverage with interactive viewing & gaming

tapmad, the leading Pakistani subscription-based streaming service, has chosen Sport BUFF, the award-winning and leading interactive fan engagement platform, to enhance their live sports content with unprecedented interactive viewer experiences. The partnership will change the landscape of live sports coverage, providing fans with an immersive and interactive viewing experience. For the first time in the […]

October 2, 2023

Optix, Wancom, Direct TV climb Netflix Speed Index

Three ISPs gained 0.2 Mbps for the month of June on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Two ISPs in Pakistan — Optix and Wancom — increased to 2.8 Mbps, and Direct TV in Colombia also increased to 2.2 Mbps, since May’s […]

July 11, 2023

Pakistan drops in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Thirty-six Internet Service Providers gained 0.2 Mbps in November on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers offer the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. A total of 377 ISPs stayed the same, 17 ISPs dropped 0.2 Mbps and three ISPs – Optix in Pakistan, Zajil Telecom in Kuwait […]

December 13, 2022

PTCL to launch streaming platform in Pakistan

Pakistani telecom Group (PTCL) and Ufone 4G, both subsidiaries of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group), have signed an agreement with evision to launch its own video streaming platform in Pakistan. The new OTT platform will host a collection of Hollywood and Pakistani entertainment content besides an assortment of national and international news and sports […]

October 17, 2022

Pakistan clamps down on Starlink pre-orders

Pakistan is echoing India in its decision to ban Elon Musk’s Starlink from soliciting pre-orders to its broadband-by-satellite system. Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced on January 19th that Starlink had neither applied for, nor obtained, any licence from the PTA to provide Internet services to the country. “The directions came in the wake of reports […]

January 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb secures Pakistan distribution

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb has won distribution over Pakistan. An agreement between its OneWeb/NEOM joint-venture has been signed with REDtone Telecommunications, which is a licensed telcoand digital services provider. The newly formed OneWeb/NEOM Tech & Digital JV will bring high-speed satellite connectivity to NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the wider Middle East and neighbouring countries including Pakistan. […]

November 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Pakistan opens private rocket launch business

Pakistan’s privately-backed The Rocket & Satellite Company (TRSC) announced they will launch their first space launch vehicle into orbit in 2025. They gave a date of August 14th 2025 – Pakistan’s Independence Day. Karachi-based TRSC says it is working to provide advanced and innovative services, solutions and products for the global space-tech based market, supporting […]

August 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

Pakistan to regulate satellite services

Pakistan has come somewhat late to the satellite sector but the Prime Minister’s office says it is looking to raise some $700 million from its new ‘Paksat Programme’. Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division (SPD) prepared a summary for the Prime Minister’s review in March 2019 to address the voids related to sustainability of the National Space […]

July 6, 2020By Chris Forrester