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Islamabad: Facebook has partnered with Pakistan’s telecom company Nayatel to expand Internet connectivity and pave the way for digital transformation.

The collaboration would provide affordable, high-speed and reliable Internet access to an estimated 10 to 15 million Pakistanis in eight major cities.

Under this partnership, Nayatel “will own, build, maintain, and operate a new fibre network and provide wholesale capacity to mobile operators and ISPs,” and Facebook will invest in the 1650 km-long fibre network. “This high-speed fibre will connect thousands of sites by 2022, and improve capacity and the geographical reach of internet access” for millions, Nayatel said.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has also assured its support for the project to improve and expand connectivity in the country.

First-of-its-kind initiative
This first-of-its-kind investment of social media giant Facebook in Pakistan indicates tremendous growth potential in the country’s technology sector and towards improving connectivity in the region. “We’re excited for this first-ever partnership of a Pakistani company with Facebook to expand fibre broadband to bring high-speed internet to millions of customers,” said CEO Nayatel Wahaj us Siraj.

By investing and supporting the building of fibre networks in Pakistan, Facebook is helping local operators leverage fibre infrastructure to improve access to affordable broadband. The partnership is part of Facebook’s efforts to bring fast and reliable internet connectivity to people around the world, including in Pakistan, said Tom Varghese, head of connectivity and access policy (Asia Pacific), Facebook. The two companies would “enable more open-access fibre infrastructure,” he said, adding that a progressive and collaborative regulatory environment “will help to attract further investments to improve internet connectivity in Pakistan.”

Talking to Gulf News, Fasieh Mehta, an expert on startups and e-governance, said the Facebook-Nayatel collaboration is “monumental” for Nayatel and Pakistan’s digital ecosystem. “Facebook partnering with local Pakistani companies such as Nayatel offers immense benefits to the country. Masses would benefit greatly from the availability of better, reliable and faster Internet. We will also have a bigger infrastructure of fibre laid down in the country which means it will open up access to the information superhighway” for millions, said Mehta, senior business operations manager at Quixel. The improved Internet access in Pakistan - a country of 220 million - would also be beneficial for companies like Facebook as more people would be online using their services and platforms, he added.

Currently, there are 101 million Internet users in Pakistan including 98m 3G and 4G subscribers, according to the March 2021 data shared by PTA. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the shift to the digital domain as more educational and healthcare organizations now offer online services.

Pakistan’s digital transformation

The new fibre networks deployed by Nayatel would serve as the backbone infrastructure for 4G/5G mobile and fixed broadband - a key driver of economic growth and job creation. Nayetel says the network will further support Pakistan’s digital revolution. “This collaboration will accelerate the government’s vision of digital Pakistan by increasing productivity for small and medium businesses, creating new job opportunities and online learning for the youth,” said Siraj. “The partnership demonstrates confidence from a leading global brand like Facebook in Pakistan’s tech and entrepreneurial potential” Nayatel hopes that the Pakistan government “will implement fast track reforms with predictable regulations and policies to attract more foreign investors in the tech sector”.

Last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a virtual meeting with Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and invited the tech company to invest in Pakistan to support local startups as well as health and education initiatives.

 

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This data stealing company should be thrown out of country ASAP

Almost all companies share data with governments, otherwise they can not work in any country.

2nd Facebook is investing, we should appreciate it. It can only share facebook or whatsapp data. There are 30-40 ISP in Pakistan, so sharing data via internet is useless [ i mean requesting from FB by GOVT].

For example, Signal which is alternative of Whatsapp/facebook, which is considered best in terms of privacy and features, but no one is using it in Pakistan. you can see mobile operating companies offering Whatsapp, facebook, but not Signal. It does not mean no one is using it in Pakistan, reality is if offer like "4GB Monthly Signal Offer", Half of users of whatsapp will migrate to Signal.

Current PM want to spy users via so called "Registration of VPNs", And people often visit those sites which government banned, who will register the vpn? i think they will cut the internet, so after pressure from public, now they are not forcing.. So, Dont try to blame FB, they gave data on government request, otherwise they can not work.
 

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Almost all companies share data with governments, otherwise they can not work in any country.

2nd Facebook is investing, we should appreciate it. It can only share facebook or whatsapp data. There are 30-40 ISP in Pakistan, so sharing data via internet is useless [ i mean requesting from FB by GOVT].

For example, Signal which is alternative of Whatsapp/facebook, which is considered best in terms of privacy and features, but no one is using it in Pakistan. you can see mobile operating companies offering Whatsapp, facebook, but not Signal. It does not mean no one is using it in Pakistan, reality is if offer like "4GB Monthly Signal Offer", Half of users of whatsapp will migrate to Signal.

Current PM want to spy users via so called "Registration of VPNs", And people often visit those sites which government banned, who will register the vpn? i think they will cut the internet, so after pressure from public, now they are not forcing.. So, Dont try to blame FB, they gave data on government request, otherwise they can not work.
Who said Signal is safe. I guess they are also operated by Americans
 

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Who said Signal is safe. I guess they are also operated by Americans

Almost every internet product is from US,

Yes, Signal is Safe, Not Only Its Open source,

Edward Snowden is recommending it,

Who is Edward Snowden?

Edward Joseph Snowden is a former computer intelligence consultant who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. He exposed US is not only spying US citizens, also around the world, by intelligence networks, countries including in it are known as 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, 14th Eyes. They are monitoring Internet, Mobiles and Telephones.

Five Eyes: US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Nine Eyes: Five Eyes + Denmark, France, Holland, Norway
Fourteen Eyes: Nine Eyes + Germany, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Spain

Third Party Contributors: Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea

[These countries might sharing info: Pakistan, Taiwan, India]



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Guys .. no trolling but this shit was tried here in India but was shot down !

Now same script they are running in pak and probably getting successful.

Nothing is free in this world. Nothing !
 

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Social media giant helping local operators leverage fibre infrastructure to improve access

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Islamabad: Facebook has partnered with Pakistan’s telecom company Nayatel to expand Internet connectivity and pave the way for digital transformation.

The collaboration would provide affordable, high-speed and reliable Internet access to an estimated 10 to 15 million Pakistanis in eight major cities.

Under this partnership, Nayatel “will own, build, maintain, and operate a new fibre network and provide wholesale capacity to mobile operators and ISPs,” and Facebook will invest in the 1650 km-long fibre network. “This high-speed fibre will connect thousands of sites by 2022, and improve capacity and the geographical reach of internet access” for millions, Nayatel said.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has also assured its support for the project to improve and expand connectivity in the country.

First-of-its-kind initiative
This first-of-its-kind investment of social media giant Facebook in Pakistan indicates tremendous growth potential in the country’s technology sector and towards improving connectivity in the region. “We’re excited for this first-ever partnership of a Pakistani company with Facebook to expand fibre broadband to bring high-speed internet to millions of customers,” said CEO Nayatel Wahaj us Siraj.

By investing and supporting the building of fibre networks in Pakistan, Facebook is helping local operators leverage fibre infrastructure to improve access to affordable broadband. The partnership is part of Facebook’s efforts to bring fast and reliable internet connectivity to people around the world, including in Pakistan, said Tom Varghese, head of connectivity and access policy (Asia Pacific), Facebook. The two companies would “enable more open-access fibre infrastructure,” he said, adding that a progressive and collaborative regulatory environment “will help to attract further investments to improve internet connectivity in Pakistan.”

Talking to Gulf News, Fasieh Mehta, an expert on startups and e-governance, said the Facebook-Nayatel collaboration is “monumental” for Nayatel and Pakistan’s digital ecosystem. “Facebook partnering with local Pakistani companies such as Nayatel offers immense benefits to the country. Masses would benefit greatly from the availability of better, reliable and faster Internet. We will also have a bigger infrastructure of fibre laid down in the country which means it will open up access to the information superhighway” for millions, said Mehta, senior business operations manager at Quixel. The improved Internet access in Pakistan - a country of 220 million - would also be beneficial for companies like Facebook as more people would be online using their services and platforms, he added.

Currently, there are 101 million Internet users in Pakistan including 98m 3G and 4G subscribers, according to the March 2021 data shared by PTA. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the shift to the digital domain as more educational and healthcare organizations now offer online services.

Pakistan’s digital transformation

The new fibre networks deployed by Nayatel would serve as the backbone infrastructure for 4G/5G mobile and fixed broadband - a key driver of economic growth and job creation. Nayetel says the network will further support Pakistan’s digital revolution. “This collaboration will accelerate the government’s vision of digital Pakistan by increasing productivity for small and medium businesses, creating new job opportunities and online learning for the youth,” said Siraj. “The partnership demonstrates confidence from a leading global brand like Facebook in Pakistan’s tech and entrepreneurial potential” Nayatel hopes that the Pakistan government “will implement fast track reforms with predictable regulations and policies to attract more foreign investors in the tech sector”.

Last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a virtual meeting with Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and invited the tech company to invest in Pakistan to support local startups as well as health and education initiatives.


Facebook should be banned from Pakistan.
This company is a « cancer » for our future.
 

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In its first Pakistan investment, Facebook to introduce fiber networks in eight cities
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In this file photo, operators handle an undersea fiber optic cable at Arrietara beach near the Spanish Basque village of Sopelana on June 13, 2017. (AFP)
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  • Facebook will invest in fiber networks that will be operated by telecommunications company Nayatel
  • Pakistan’s telecommunication regulator welcomes the project, vows to support its completion by 2022
ISLAMABAD: In its first investment in Pakistan, Facebook is going to introduce fiber broadband networks to expand Internet connectivity in eight cities, the tech giant’s local partner said on Wednesday.
Under the partnership, Facebook will invest in the fiber network structure that will be build, maintained and operated by telecommunications company Nayatel.
“This high-speed fiber will connect thousands of sites by 2022, and improve capacity and the geographical reach of Internet access to approximately 10 to 15 million people across 8 major cities in Pakistan,” Nayatel said in a statement.
“By investing and supporting the building of networks, Facebook is helping operators leverage fiber infrastructure to improve access to affordable broadband. This initiative is the first of its kind for Facebook in Pakistan and represents a broader strategy of investing in the country and improving connectivity in the region.”

The investment announcement was welcomed by Pakistan’s telecommunication regulator, which said the 1,650-kilometer-long fiber optic cable will improve connectivity in the whole country.
“PTA congratulates Nayatel & Facebook for entering into an agreement to lay 1650 km backbone, access & metro fiber optic cable across 8 cities of Pakistan,” the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a tweet, adding that it would support the project’s early completion.
 

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Social media giant helping local operators leverage fibre infrastructure to improve access

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Image Credit: REUTERS

Islamabad: Facebook has partnered with Pakistan’s telecom company Nayatel to expand Internet connectivity and pave the way for digital transformation.

The collaboration would provide affordable, high-speed and reliable Internet access to an estimated 10 to 15 million Pakistanis in eight major cities.

Under this partnership, Nayatel “will own, build, maintain, and operate a new fibre network and provide wholesale capacity to mobile operators and ISPs,” and Facebook will invest in the 1650 km-long fibre network. “This high-speed fibre will connect thousands of sites by 2022, and improve capacity and the geographical reach of internet access” for millions, Nayatel said.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has also assured its support for the project to improve and expand connectivity in the country.

First-of-its-kind initiative
This first-of-its-kind investment of social media giant Facebook in Pakistan indicates tremendous growth potential in the country’s technology sector and towards improving connectivity in the region. “We’re excited for this first-ever partnership of a Pakistani company with Facebook to expand fibre broadband to bring high-speed internet to millions of customers,” said CEO Nayatel Wahaj us Siraj.

By investing and supporting the building of fibre networks in Pakistan, Facebook is helping local operators leverage fibre infrastructure to improve access to affordable broadband. The partnership is part of Facebook’s efforts to bring fast and reliable internet connectivity to people around the world, including in Pakistan, said Tom Varghese, head of connectivity and access policy (Asia Pacific), Facebook. The two companies would “enable more open-access fibre infrastructure,” he said, adding that a progressive and collaborative regulatory environment “will help to attract further investments to improve internet connectivity in Pakistan.”

Talking to Gulf News, Fasieh Mehta, an expert on startups and e-governance, said the Facebook-Nayatel collaboration is “monumental” for Nayatel and Pakistan’s digital ecosystem. “Facebook partnering with local Pakistani companies such as Nayatel offers immense benefits to the country. Masses would benefit greatly from the availability of better, reliable and faster Internet. We will also have a bigger infrastructure of fibre laid down in the country which means it will open up access to the information superhighway” for millions, said Mehta, senior business operations manager at Quixel. The improved Internet access in Pakistan - a country of 220 million - would also be beneficial for companies like Facebook as more people would be online using their services and platforms, he added.

Currently, there are 101 million Internet users in Pakistan including 98m 3G and 4G subscribers, according to the March 2021 data shared by PTA. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the shift to the digital domain as more educational and healthcare organizations now offer online services.

Pakistan’s digital transformation

The new fibre networks deployed by Nayatel would serve as the backbone infrastructure for 4G/5G mobile and fixed broadband - a key driver of economic growth and job creation. Nayetel says the network will further support Pakistan’s digital revolution. “This collaboration will accelerate the government’s vision of digital Pakistan by increasing productivity for small and medium businesses, creating new job opportunities and online learning for the youth,” said Siraj. “The partnership demonstrates confidence from a leading global brand like Facebook in Pakistan’s tech and entrepreneurial potential” Nayatel hopes that the Pakistan government “will implement fast track reforms with predictable regulations and policies to attract more foreign investors in the tech sector”.

Last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a virtual meeting with Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and invited the tech company to invest in Pakistan to support local startups as well as health and education initiatives.

That's great I think. Nayatel already has a good service
 

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Agree Facebook is a very dangerous company. Pakistan should heavily regulate it's usage and should look at standards like EU's GDPR to force compliance.

Gentleman ! Then Twitter, Gmail, Google Search Engine, TikTok, Likee, Yandex, all are dangerous,
Each country Russia,China, US and now European are spying their citizens, US is not only spying its citizens, its also outside of US with other countries including 5/9/14 Eyes. On Internet, privacy is almost impossible.
I will recommend, you can only get privacy in Amazon jungle.
 

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Gentleman ! Then Twitter, Gmail, Google Search Engine, TikTok, Likee, Yandex, all are dangerous,
Each country Russia,China, US and now European are spying their citizens, US is not only spying its citizens, its also outside of US with other countries including 5/9/14 Eyes. On Internet, privacy is almost impossible.
I will recommend, you can only get privacy in Amazon jungle.
Yes they are all dangerous if you want to maintain a sovereign country you have to juggle global integration with some rules that protects yourself. Even EU the great ally of US deeply regulates, US companies. All I am saying consider these companies dangerous, and regulate how they use your citizen's data, and keep a tight eye on their operations. Give them rules to operate within, failure of which should result in fines or suspensions. I don't think the choices are open the kimono or go into a bunker. There is a good middle ground we can operate within.
Outside of normal citizens (where we should be more lax), many of these applications should be banned from usage in key sensitive departments, military and associated personnel.
 

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