May 26, 2021
Nayatel and Facebook Partner to Improve Internet Connectivity for Millions of Pakistanis Across Eight Cities Islamabad, May 26: Nayatel and Facebook today announced a partnership to invest in fiber broadband in Pakistan to improve and expand connectivity in the country. High-speed, reliable, and affordable broadband has become a basic household necessity as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect millions across the globe. Nayatel will deploy new fiber networks to serve as the backbone infrastructure for 4G/5G mobile and fixed broadband, which is a key driver of economic growth and job creation. Under this partnership, Nayatel will own, build, maintain, and operate a new fiber network and provide wholesale capacity to mobile operators and ISPs, and Facebook will invest in the fiber build and support network planning. 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. This network will further support Pakistan’s digital revolution and is in line with the Government’s efforts to enhance inclusive connectivity across the country. The network will offer fiber backhaul on an open-access, non-discriminatory basis to mobile operators and ISPs, increasing capacity and supporting high speed for 4G/5G connectivity. 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. “We’re proud to partner with Nayatel as part of our 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. “We look forward to working with Nayatel to enable more open-access fiber infrastructure and note that a progressive and collaborative regulatory environment will help to attract further investments to improve internet connectivity in Pakistan.” Speaking about the partnership Wahaj us Siraj, CEO Nayatel said “We’re excited for this first-ever partnership of a Pakistani company with Facebook to expand fiber broadband to bring high-speed internet to millions of customers”. He further added “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. The partnership demonstrates confidence from a leading global brand like Facebook in Pakistan’s tech and entrepreneurial potential and we sincerely hope that the Government will implement fast track reforms with predictable regulations and policies to attract more foreign investors in the tech sector”.
January 22, 2021
Nayatel beating International Competitors to Become Exclusive Technology Partner with Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad. On Wednesday, the 6th of January 2021, Nayatel and Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad, providing premium experience to their guests, signed an exclusive agreement. Under this agreement, Nayatel will be the exclusive technology partner of Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel for their Telecom Infrastructure needs. Nayatel is recognized not only as the first operator to introduce fiber to the home in South Asia, but also as a leading business solution provider in the Telecom Industry. With a vast portfolio encompassing services that cater to the needs of different businesses, Nayatel is pacing up its game by competing Internationally. The partnership with Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad, a leading International Hotel, not only places Nayatel as their Internet Service Provider, but has also bagged the alliance as their IPTV, Digital Signage and other Telecom and IT Infrastructure requirements on long term basis. Speaking on the occasion, Wahaj Siraj, Chief Executive Officer, Nayatel, said, “As a digital service company, Nayatel has never failed to put its best foot forward. With a dedicated team coordinating the feasibilities and fulfilling all the technical requirements, we have not only managed to bring Nayatel’s competencies on the forefront, but have also succeeded in developing strong partnerships in terms of providing business solutions, leaving even international options behind. This partnership with Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad has deemed to be a tremendous start to the new year and has enabled Nayatel to keep on shining in its proficiencies in the International Telecom Solutions’ realm.” Now stepping foot into the hospitality industry, with the provisioning of services like IPTV for Hotels, Nayatel can seamlessly integrate an array of content with or without installing STB at customer’s end (They can deliver IPTV services via their app on Android TV’s). Along with that, Digital Signage will enable Progressive Hotels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad, to engage their target audience with live digital ads and videos on multiple TV screens via content management system over web. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jawad S Khawaja, Managing Director, said “I am honored to start this joint venture among Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad, and Nayatel, becoming the exclusive technology partner with us. This venture offers an excellent opportunity to provide premium technology services to our guests. This new international partnership with Nayatel will not only strengthen Progressive Motels and Resorts (Pvt) Ltd., Owner & operators of Best Western Premier Hotel Islamabad’s dedication to its core principles but also to expand its ability to offer its guests a tech facility of a truly unique view of our increasingly interconnected world and hospitality and tourism.” Nayatel hopes to fully facilitate the leading chain of Hotels and wishes a fruitful long term partnership ahead.
October 20, 2020
Being the first Fiber to the Home Operator in Pakistan, providing premium triple play services including Internet, Cable TV, and Phone to its customers; Nayatel has also introduced innovative value added products and services, that have benefitted its home and corporate clients. One such service is E-View; in which you don’t need a static IP to access your cameras. You can have your own security camera solution and let Nayatel’s E-View provide you with a customized URL, which is easy to remember to access your security cameras. This service can be used by Nayatel home and corporate customers, where you can instantly monitor all your security footage and view the activity through your cameras 24/7 from anywhere. A dedicated support team is also available that aids in the initial configuration of the URL when remote configuration is not possible. To subscribe to this service, simply login to the Customer Portal or download My Nayatel App.
July 29, 2020
Nayatel has launched NMX Bajao – a music streaming channel to promote Pakistani Artists Music all day long. This is going to be a new music channel addition in Pakistan after more than a decade. In a partnership with bajao.pk, Nayatel has introduced the channel to promote Pakistani music industry and provide a platform to young musicians to show their talent to the masses. With multitudes of music content available online without proper licenses, Nayatel and bajao.pk aim to provide copyrighted and licensed music to Nayatel’s users. The channel will have 24-hour streaming of vibrant folk music, 80s/90s music, pop songs, concerts, recently released music videos and Pakistani films music. In light of the rising tensions of cross borders, all Indian content was removed from NMX channels as per the instructions of Government. However, Nayatel believes that Pakistani Artists are equally and in some niches, more talented than any other talents available across the globe. Keeping in view the company’s beliefs, the latest endeavor aims to provide Pakistani talents seamless & authentic entertainment. The channel will be available to all customers subscribed to video services of Nayatel.
July 7, 2020
Many users complain of slow Internet at homes terming it biggest tech headache in pandemic. Historically, peak Internet hours at home were 6 to 11 pm when most of family members got together but lockdowns have brought everybody at homes day and night. Corona’s new lifestyle has expanded 5 hours per day of Internet peak time to 24×7. Families stream lot more HD/4K videos to pass the time they’re stuck in homes. Entertainment can turn into torture when buffering or freezing starts at climax. Schools have moved to online classes and kids need good speed on their laptops or phones. Video calls require stable connections at both ends. If connection at far end is freezing, you would get a frustratingly bad video. You would say that no one is using Internet at my home and still I can’t make a good video call. In reality, this isn’t true. When devices are connected with WiFi, many background applications (software upgrades, file transfers, etc.) choke the connection. On average, 6-7 family members use Internet and more than 10 devices connect to Internet at the same time. Kids in their free time, play Internet games and require lag free gaming experience. You call your ISP, complain about speed and get this frustrating answer “nothing wrong at the backend, everything is fine”. To diagnose the problem, you can test Internet speed by using free apps like Speedtest, Fast.com, etc. Download the app on your phone, stand near your WiFi router or ONT and run speed test. If speed is as per 90% of your package then it’s not ISP problem. If not, then it’s ISP problem, so contact provider and lodge a complaint. If speed is as per package, then move to a room farther away from router and run test again. If you get slow speed, then it is your router problem. If your router is more than 3 years old, it’s time to replace it. Like new phones, new routers are much more powerful than old ones. If you open your WiFi setting on phone, you would see many WiFis operating in neighbourhood. New routers have better capability to automatically adjust to channels with least interference. Users change their smart phones in 2 years and laptops in 3 years’ time. WiFi technology also changes fast. While smart phones and laptops may have latest WiFi and other new features, the home router might still be on old technology, thus giving less speed. A Ferrari can work on normal petrol but you won’t get desired speed till you use high octane. A home at any point in time spends around Rs. 250,000 on 4-5 smart phones and 2-3 laptops every 3rd year. New dual band 5 Ghz WiFi router would cost ~ Rs. 5,000 and this is a onetime investment, good for 2-3 years. It’s better to ask your ISP to install these routers so that you get better service and support. ISPs usually don’t make money in hardware sales. You can also buy these routers from any computer shop if you think your ISP is selling them at higher price. A small investment will definitely bring more speed to your home Internet. More devices can be connected simultaneously and your tech headache and frustration would be minimised, if not eliminated. Install the router in a central location of home so that signals cover as many rooms as possible. Router should be out in open, not in a cabinet or under a desk to beam a clear signal. One router is good for 2-3 rooms. If you’ve more rooms, you need to install another router. Whatever you do, be patient. In these trying times, everything takes longer. Techs working at ISPs are humans. Like medics, they’re working at front lines to make sure new connections are installed, kept working 24 x7 and phone calls and emails answered with minimum wait time. They deserve empathy and respect because they’re keeping you safe and happy within your homes. The writer is CEO/Co-founder of Nayatel and founding member of ISPAK
May 21, 2020
On popular demand, Nayatel launched Unlimited Bundle Extreme for a faster experience online. After the success of the much popular Unlimited Bundle Plus, Extreme promises an even seamless viewing experience @50 Mbps on: Netflix YouTube Facebook Instagram Google Hangout Google Play Store Google Drive All this with the added benefit of Unlimited Downloads; any volume consumption on these sites is not deducted from the usual monthly plans, The new package is now available for all Nayatel Home customers via Customer Portal or My Nayatel App in just Rs. 649/month+ tax (additional). To Subscribe: Login to customer.nayatel.com Click on Unlimited Bundle Select Unlimited Bundle Extreme Enjoy