COMSATS Internet Services launches VPS service at Pak China Business Forum
Islamabad, April 16, 2012.
Islamabad, April 16, 2012. COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), Pakistan’s pioneer ISP, announced the launch of its VPS (virtual private server) service at Pak China Business Forum today. The exhibition is being held at Pak China Friendship Center in Islamabad from April 15th to 18th on the occasion of 2nd meeting of COMSATS Commission. CIS is the first ISP to offer VPS with local hosting in Pakistan unlike other VPS providers who offer foreign hosting. With VPS, a customer uses a dedicated server on a rental basis hence saving on the costs of purchasing a full-fledged server. CIS has created multiple VPS instances for customers on its Intel-based modular server using virtualization software. Both Windows and Linux platforms are offered. VPS packages range from 1 GB to 8 GB memory and 40 GB to 500 GB for storage. Bandwidth offered ranges from 1 Mbps to 4 Mbps. Customized packages are available also. To learn more about VPS packages offered by CIS, please click on http://comsats.net.pk/vps/.
CIS has also installed a new Juniper SRX® series firewall in its data center to provide network level protection and security. The firewall provides a complete set of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features including IDPS (intrusion detection and prevention system), IPSec VPN, Kaspersky® anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, Symantec® anti-spam, and Websense® web-filtering. In addition to VPS, CIS is demoing its other services including Tornado™ (wireless P2P), outdoor hotspots, and telehealth at the forum. Through telehealth, a doctor sitting in Islamabad diagnoses a patient sitting in Zhob, Baluchistan through a video link. CIS has also setup a free Wi-Fi zone at the exhibition for laptop users.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer CIS, Asim Shahryar Husain, said that “Keeping its tradition of being the pioneer, CIS is pleased to announce the launch of its secure VPS service for its customers with local hosting. Now, customers can rent virtual servers from us on a monthly basis instead of having to invest in a full-fledged server. Also, these servers are hosted locally instead of abroad which reduces bandwidth cost and improves security for customers.”
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) is the pioneer ISP of Pakistan when it launched Internet services in 1996. Today, CIS is a very diversified ISP offering multiple services including Freedom™ (Wi-Fi DSL), Tornado™ (Wireless P2P), Hurricane™ (On-demand broadband), Hawaii™ (Hosting & VPS), Viacon™ (Video conferencing), Prism™ (Website development), and Comtrain™ (IT Training).
COMSATS provides web design training to visually handicapped students
Islamabad, February 15, 2012.
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) in partnership with Directorate of Special Education & Social Welfare concluded a 6-week web design training course to a group of 25 visually impaired students at National Library and Research Center (NLRC), Islamabad. The training was conducted from January 2nd, 2012 to February 10th, 2012 at the library by Manager Software of CIS, Mr. Abid Rizvi. The training covered many web design topics including HTML, CSS, page layouts, Notepad as editor, Dreamweaver, Firebug, domain registration & hosting, and website update and maintenance.
The 6-week training was concluded by a certificate distribution ceremony at NLRC where Director General Special Education & Social Welfare, Mr. Syed Mustafain Kazmi was the chief guest. Other guests included Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain, CEO, COMSATS Internet Services, and Ms. Munazza Gilani, Manager, Sightsavers Pakistan. The ceremony started with heart-warming recitation and naat by visually impaired students. This was followed by fifteen students presenting websites which they had developed during this course.
This was followed by speeches from Manager Sightsavers, CEO CIS, and DG Special Education. Manager, SightSavers mentioned that Sightsavers will be sponsoring more trainings for visually impaired students in future where they will be able to learn advanced design tools such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver. CEO CIS highlighted that mission of COMSATS is to use technology for social benefit through programs such as telehealth and training and it is a proud moment for COMSATS that it has trained these visually impaired students to be able to design websites sitting at home. This would create new employment as well as business opportunities for these students. DG Special Education congratulated students on completing the course successfully and that it was a major achievement for them to be able to design websites despite their visual handicap. This was followed by certificate distribution by DG Special Education and CEO CIS to all participants of the course and group pictures.
COMSATS Internet Services launches Valentine’s offer
Islamabad, February 9, 2012.
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), Pakistan’s pioneer ISP, has announced a Valentine’s offer for this February. Under this offer, when a customer orders any CIS product (excluding domain and hosting) of Rs.999 per month or more, then customer will get a free box of Fererro Rocher chocolates from CIS. CIS offers many products including Freedom™ (Wi-Fi DSL), Tornado™ (wireless P2P links), Prism™ (website development), Comtrain™ (IT training courses), and Viacon™ (video conferencing). For domain and hosting, this offer is only valid for orders of Rs. 12,000 per year or more. This offer is only for customers in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. To avail this offer, customer can place an order by calling 111-700-800 or emailing email@example.com. Customer can also visit CIS shops in Blue Area, Islamabad or Saddar, Rawalpindi. After payment has been made by customer, box of chocolates will be delivered to customer. This offer is valid till February 29, 2012.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Parvez Butt talked about how CIS was approved by the then Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto and how CIS brought Internet to Pakistan in 1996. He emphasized the importance of passion to be successful at anything in life, be it work or country or family. This was followed by an address by Executive Director COMSATS. Dr. Qureshi stated that COMSATS has a mission of using technology for social benefit through programs such as telehealth and e-learning. COMSATS was the pioneer in telehealth in Pakistan when it started telehealth clinics in Gujar Khan, Skardu, and Gilgit. COMSATS has opened another telehealth center in Zhob, Baluchistan this year. He said that CIS is different from other ISPs in the sense that CIS is providing social services also free of charge. He said that it is a great achievement for CIS to be in operation for more than 15 years with zero private investment. He congratulated all CIS employees on achieving this landmark and told them to continue working with dedication for both their organization and their country. The celebration ended with a cake-cutting ceremony followed by hi-tea. The event was attended by employees of CIS and management of CIS, COMSATS, and CIIT.
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), Pakistan’s pioneer ISP, announced today that it is offering special discounted packages on its Freedom™ broadband service in celebration of Independence Day. Freedom™ is a Wi-Fi DSL service from CIS which enables an internet user to create a hotspot at home or workplace. The user is not restricted to a fixed location like in traditional DSL and can use broadband anywhere within a radius of 300 feet.
Freedom offers broadband packages for both students and professionals including 512 kbps, 1 mbps, and 2 mbps with unlimited downloads. There is a special discount of 50% on all packages for the month of August. Hence, 512 kbps unlimited package is Rs. 425 for first month and Rs. 849 from second month onwards. There are no modem charges and installation is free for students with a valid ID. Tariffs are listed at http://comsats.net.pk/freedom/. This offer is valid till August 31st only. Freedom™ is available in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad, and Lahore. To learn more about Freedom™, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 23rd – Wednesday, July 27th
These courses will be conducted at Comtrain™ Training Center at COMSATS Headquarters in Islamabad. Courses will be taught from 10 AM to 5 PM on weekends and from 2-9 PM during weekdays by Mr. Enam Ur Rehman, a senior management consultant and an experienced trainer from MERS Solutions. Lunch/refreshments will be arranged by CIS. There is a group discount of 10% for groups of three or more professionals. For students, there is a discount of Rs. 5000 for essentials courses and a discount of Rs. 10,000 for advanced courses with valid student ID but no group discount. There is a limit of 15 students per course. Hence, enrollment will be on first come, first served basis. To register for these courses, please click on registration form.
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), Pakistan’s pioneer ISP, announced today that it has shifted its new office to 3F-04, 3rd Floor Marhaba IT Tower, Tambwan Morr, University Road, Peshawar. The office shift had been ordered by the CEO in January.