vivo's 5G talk explores future of connectivity in Pakistan

08:05 PM | 31 May, 2023
vivo's 5G talk explores future of connectivity in Pakistan

LAHORE - vivo today launched vivo 5G Talk, a virtual event that brought together industry experts from Pakistan and Nepal for a conversation about the current state of 5G in the region and its potential to transform business and everyday life in the years to come.

This event sets the stage for vivo's 5G Talk initiative, designed to drive conversations that promote the advancement of telecommunication technology, further reinforcing vivo's commitment to pioneering innovation and progress in the field.

Themed “Bringing you a Boundless Intelligent World,” the event and panel discussion aims to explore different aspects of the telecommunication ecosystem and create space for cross-sector dialogue.  

 The inaugural event featured six experts, including Parvez Iftikhar, International Consultant on ICT Policy and Regulation; Khalid Khan, Founder and Chairman of Central Asian Cellular Forum; Asif Aziz, Chief Business Officer at Jazz, Pakistan; Niraj Bhusal, Non-Gazetted I, Ministry of Finance, Nepal; Muhammad Adeel Israr, Chief Technology and Enterprise Business Officer of NCELL Axiata, Nepal, and Lead CTO, Group Operations at Axiata; and Minu Pradhan, Director at Nepal Telecom.

Discussing the benefits of 5G for developing countries like Pakistan and Nepal, the panellists concluded that enhanced connectivity could provide solutions to infrastructure challenges, such as remote healthcare and education, IoT for agriculture and disaster recovery, and enable new business models that could contribute significantly to the GDP of these countries.

The panel also delved into the importance of creating an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship by building the necessary infrastructure and implementing good regulatory policies, especially when it comes to addressing the key challenges associated with the 5G rollout, such as geographical barriers and spectrum affordability.

The speakers emphasized the need for commercial viability and public-private sector cooperation to maximize the potential of 5G in these countries. 

“As a region experiencing robust growth, Asia is yet to fully benefit from the deployment of 5G. Our sector is making huge strides toward making 5G a reality for consumers, and today's discussion offers a glimpse of what lies ahead for this vibrant region and its digital transformation,” said Rakesh Tamrakar, Leading Specialist at vivo Communications Research Institute.

“At vivo, we are dedicated to making 5G smartphones more convenient, accessible, and affordable to empower communities to thrive in the new digital landscape. Our relentless efforts in this area, including our extensive R&D initiatives, have resulted in cutting-edge innovations that are now a part of global 5G standards. By nurturing innovation and collaboration, we believe we can contribute to shaping a boundless, intelligent world where everyone can benefit from advanced telecommunication technologies.”

vivo has designed a wide range of products ready for the next generation of connectivity, catering to different consumer preferences and budgets. For instance, the powerful X and V series offers some of the slimmest 5G phones on the market, owing to vivo's innovative 3D stacking technology. These phones also boast exceptional power-saving features, and remarkably reliable connectivity, all backed by years of R&D.  

With a team of over 100 experts focusing on 5G research, vivo is one of the leading contributors to 3GPP standards, having contributed more than 10,000 5G proposals and over 5,000 5G invention patents.

As one of the largest smartphone makers and 5G pioneers, vivo adheres to an innovation strategy that prioritizes user needs and advances cutting-edge technologies that are tailored to enhance everyday experiences for customers worldwide.  

To watch vivo 5G Talk, please visit and

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 25, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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