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PTCL Customer Information System Security Flaw

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PTCL Customer Information System Security Flaw

Posted on 28 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 5,641

Original post: http://www.techfilled.com/ptcl-customer-information-system-security-flaw.html

Local Link for Customer Information: http://pakbee.com/ptcl.htm

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PTCL is No More Giving DSL Modem Ownerships

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PTCL is No More Giving DSL Modem Ownerships

Posted on 28 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 21,863

PTCL has silently made a change in their broadband policy.

According to old policy, customers had to pay rent of PTCL broadband modem every month with DSL charges and when customer wanted to discontinue PTCL DSL service he had to return PTCL modem to PTCL – if he is not 12 months old customer.

Meaning that after 12 installments, modem belonged to customer – and PTCL couldn’t demand for modem if DSL services were discontinued after 12 months.

But now with new PTCL broadband policy, all new and old customers must have to return back DSL modems at the time when they want to discontinue their DSL service, even if they have completed 12 months or more.

So now modem charges are considered as monthly rental for modem and not the monthly installment.

This policy is valid for old customers too – meaning that if a customer has paid modem installments, even then he will have to return the modem in case of disconnection.

On other side, on new connections – you will have to get PTCL’s modem even if you have your own modem/router with you, unlike LinkDotNet, which allows you to use your own modem/router.

For example with Linkdotnet 1MB student package comes at Rs.885, which includes Rs.150 for modem rental. If you have your own ADSL modem, then you can get the same connection at Rs.735.

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TechElite ’10

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TechElite ’10

Posted on 28 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,850

One of the biggest benefits of Information Technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It allows people to be creative and productive. It permits them to learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. TechELITE, gives an opportunity to the future engineers to compete and demonstrate their proficiency and potential in their respective fields of IT.

TechELITE is hosted by CIS department of NED University of Engineering and Technology and it is getting substantial with the pace of time. Inaugurated in 2007 with only 20 universities and 270 students participating, the number of competing universities has increased to 30 and the students to 351, to endeavor in the race for excellence to reach the utmost pinnacle. With 4000-5000 spectators and an efficient and impartial jury the students are judged fairly on the basis of their potential and aptitude.

TechELITE provides the participants with a valuable experience which cultivates an increment in their talent as well as encourages creativity and builds innovation. In a world of augmentation of Information Technology TechELITE provides a platform for these emerging minds to share their innovative ideas with the professionals in a complaisant manner.

Competition Date: 29th-April-2010

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ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010

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ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010

Posted on 25 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,012

# Date & Time Match Venue  
1 30 Apr,2010 5:00 PM GMT NZ vs SL Providence Stadium, Guyana  
2 30 Apr,2010 9:00 PM GMT WI vs IRE Providence Stadium, Guyana  
3 01 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT AFG vs IND Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
4 01 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT BAN vs PAK Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
5 02 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT IND vs SA Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
6 02 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT AUS vs PAK Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
7 03 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT SL vs ZIM Providence Stadium, Guyana  
8 03 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT WI vs ENG Providence Stadium, Guyana  
9 04 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT NZ vs ZIM Providence Stadium, Guyana  
10 04 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT ENG vs IRE Providence Stadium, Guyana  
11 05 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT AUS vs BAN Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
12 05 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT AFG vs SA Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
13 06 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT A1 vs D2 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
14 06 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT C1 vs B2 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
15 07 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT A2 vs C2 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
16 07 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT B1 vs D1 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
17 08 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT A1 vs B2 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
18 08 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT D2 vs C1 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
19 09 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT C2 vs D1 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
20 09 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT B1 vs A2 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados  
21 10 May,2010 1:30 PM GMT B2 vs D2 Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
22 10 May,2010 5:30 PM GMT A1 vs C1 Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
23 11 May,2010 5:00 PM GMT B1 vs C2 Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
24 11 May,2010 9:00 PM GMT D1 vs A2 Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
25 13 May,2010 3:30 PM GMT T.B.C. vs T.B.C. (1st Semi Final) Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
26 14 May,2010 3:30 PM GMT T.B.C. vs T.B.C. (2nd Semi Final) Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet – St Lucia  
27 16 May,2010 3:30 PM GMT T.B.C. vs T.B.C. (Final) Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados

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SEA-ME-WE-4 Outage Affect

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SEA-ME-WE-4 Outage Affect

Posted on 25 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 5,334

The SEA-ME-WE 4 cable linking Europe with the Middle East and South Asia was cut on Wednesday, 14th April in the Mediterranean Sea.

It became inoperable due to a “shunt fault” approximately 1,886 kilometers from Alexandria towards Palermo, Italy in the S4 section of the cable.

A shunt fault occurs when the submarine cable insulation becomes damaged and a short circuit occurs when it comes into contact with water. While repairs are underway it is likely that the outage will take a further 4 days at a minimum and might take up to 10 days depending on weather and sea conditions.

Until today, SEA-ME-WE-4 was operating with limited capacity, however, today starting 12 PM Pakistan Time, all west bound traffic from Egypt onwards has been shut down.

Meaning that all traffic to Europe and US (from Pakistan) may face higher latency – but not the blackout due to redundant/alternate pipes available for usage. Though they cost extra to service providers because of shift of all traffic load to secondary pipes.

In a telephonic communication a Transworld official told ProPakistani that Transworld has bought additional capacity, worth millions of dollars, for eastbound routes, initially landing at Singapore via Japan to United States and then to Europe.

This will increase the route distance hence the latency, but traffic will not be impacted at large, said the official.

Transworld and PTCL are only operators selling international voice and data traffic in Pakistan.

Transworld, that is a sister concern of Mobilink and a project of Orascom has 40 percent market share in Pakistan for International traffic, with major operators such as Wateen, Worldcall, wi-tribe, Neyatel etc on its network.

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