Faysal Bank Introduces Dangerously Insecure Internet Banking

July 23rd, 2013

Faysal Bank was probably the only private bank in Pakistan to not offer Internet banking. They were sitting on their hands all these years while their competitors leapt forward. But now they’ve introduced mobile phone compatible Internet banking under the mobit brand name. The problem is that it is badly designed and dangerously insecure.


WorldCall Internet connection slowdowns

May 27th, 2012

WorldCallWorldCall is an Internet Service Provider in Pakistan. They provide broadband Internet connections over a Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial network or what is commonly called cable broadband.

A few years back WorldCall upgraded Internet connections, and at the time I wondered how they would handle the increased traffic. Well, now I know how.


2011: Lost year of Internet bandwidth upgrades in Pakistan?

June 14th, 2011

A few years ago PTCL decided that they wanted to get into the broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) game. PTCL being PTCL they went about it in the only manner they could. They had this huge phone network with questionable infrastructure. And they didn’t really have the right personnel. But they had financial muscle and an almost monopoly on international bandwidth. So they advertised heavily offering lower rates and higher speeds than their competitors. It worked for them. They got lots and lots of customers. Some of them even happy ones.


Worldcall upgrades Internet connections

September 12th, 2010

Ethernet cableWorldcall provides broadband Internet services via a hybrid fibre optics and coaxial cable infrastructure. In recent years worldcall has lost a lot of customers to DSL providers like PTCL which offer cheaper rates and higher speeds. This increased competition has finally forced worldcall to upgrade its customers’ connections.

The new packages have not yet been officially announced but worldcall customers have already noticed the faster speeds. The new packages have twice the download speeds as the old ones for around the same price. Read more »»

View your telephone bill online!

April 17th, 2010

A brand new service from Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL), the only fixed line operator in Pakistan, allows you to view a PTCL subscriber’s telephone bill! In most cases all you need to know is the phone number so this means that you can view almost anyone’s telephone bill online!