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Fire in Ufone’s Data Center, Knocks VAS Services

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Fire in Ufone’s Data Center, Knocks VAS Services

Posted on 28 March 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 6,227

We are just told by highly reliable sources that one of Ufone’s data center, located in Islamabad caught fire today evening, around 5 PM. We are further told that fire has resulted into fatal destruction of infrastructure and the building.

A source heading a technical team at Ufone confirmed us that this particular data center was responsible for VAS services, including SMS and blackberry services.

Initial reports say that spark in backup battery was main cause of this fire. Latter on, for some reason fire control system didn’t go though to tackle the situation.

Customers in north region (Punjab/NWFP) may not send SMS during the recovery process, however, some VAS may damage country wide customer base.

Ufone is planning to recover the infrastructure immediately; however, it may take as long as 24 hours to initially deploy the machines from other data centers and the data recovery.

One of Ufone’s spokesperson confirmed us that Fire has damaged datacenter, however, no casualties were reported. He said that Ufone’s staff is fully equipped for recovering the things at earliest.

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Ufone’s PR Gets APNS Award

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Ufone’s PR Gets APNS Award

Posted on 10 March 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 6,356

Moazzam Ali Khan, Head of Public Relation, Ufone has won best APNS public relation award for the year 2005-06, in a ceremony held last night at Islamabad.

An APNS official while speaking with Jang said that Ufone did the best in terms of Relations with media and customers during the mentioned period. “Moazzam Ali Khan, Head of Public Relation was nominated by Ufone to receive the award”, confirmed the official.

APNS awards are given to journalists, newspapers, advertising and PR agencies for the outstanding efforts during the year.

For more coverage on 20th APNS awards, visit this link

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