For a second time running, the Speedtest Award™ from Ookla® has gone to Jazz – Pakistan’s leading digital communications company. To win this award, Jazz achieved a Speed Score™ of 16.01, with average speeds of 17.13 Mbps for download and 10.74 Mbps for upload. The results are confirmed by Ookla® who analyzed results of user-initiated tests taken on the Speedtest iOS and Android mobile apps from all major mobile operators in Pakistan during Q3-Q4 2018.
JazzCash – Pakistan’s leading mobile financial service provider, is now serving five Million Monthly Active Mobile Account Subscribers. This would not have been possible without the unwavering trust of the customers, who have processed nearly half a billion transactions approximately worth PKR 1 trillion in 2018. This shows a growth of 59% in transactions and 75% in value compared to 2017.
The Jazz Business Golf Tournament 2019, a premium amateur golfing tournament of Pakistan, concluded its annual run where tournament witnessed participation from amateur golfers, distinguished customers and top management of Jazz. Prizes in various categories were distributed amongst the winning participants, media representatives and outstanding performers.
Bima Sehat by Jazz is the latest most innovative health-protection and insurance product by Jazz, the leading mobile operator in Pakistan, launched in collaboration with BIMA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of mobile-based health and insurance products, underwritten by Alfalah Insurance in Pakistan.
Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded a contract worth PKR 192 Million to Jazz. This contract has been awarded by USF under its Broadband for Sustainable Development Programme. As part of the deal, Jazz will work towards providing mobile broadband access to people of North Waziristan Agency, Frontier Region Bannu and Frontier Region Lakki Marwat. Chief Executive Officer – Universal Service Fund, Rizwan Mustafa Mir signed the contract with Ali Naseer, Chief Corporate and Enterprise Officer of Jazz.
Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company, has signed a transformative business agreement with ride-hailing service BYKEA. In choosing Jazz, BYKEA will now have streamlined operations for enhanced digital connectivity and efficiency.
Jazz, the country’s leading digital communications company, has partnered with Careem, Pakistan’s leading ride-hailing app, to offer doorstep services to current and potential Jazz customers. This partnership will allow people to buy Jazz SIMs, port their current mobile numbers to Jazz’s platform, get their SIMs replacement and recharge their accounts without leaving their homes – all via the Careem app.
JazzCash, the country’s leading mobile financial service provider, has partnered with Yayvo.com (TCS E-Com), Pakistan’s largest online shopping store, to become its official payment partner for one of the biggest cricketing event of the year. This partnership will allow users to buy online tickets, merchandise and exclusive discounts on a variety of products through JazzCash Mobile Accounts.
Jazz Partnered with renowned director Hameed Haroon, to showcase a play called “Love Letters.” Written by Pulitzer-prize nominee A.R. Gurney. Jazz is in its 25th year in Pakistan and has played a significant part in the digital revolution. To this end, the event also shed light on how communication has transformed over the years. This latest adaptation of the famous play – hosted by Ali Naseer, Chief Corporate and Enterprise Officer, Jazz – is unique in a way that it transforms the age-old letter writing into digital social media conversations to depict a sharp contrast between communication, then and now. With about 200 people attending, the event concluded with a networking dinner. During the evening, guests visited a booth to send family and loved ones old-fashioned letters, digitally.
Jazz Business Division (BSD) has always played a vibrant role. Under the umbrella of BSD, the Enterprise Solution team has been playing a vital role in successfully selling B2B products & services to SME segment keeping the aim of Jazz for being No.1 telco. The nationwide ES team is always outstanding when it comes to meet customer’s expectation and experience. To carry on with the standard of delivering the outstanding customer experience, the ES Team has successfully entered into a MOU with Lahore Chamber Of Commerce (LCCI).
Jazz was awarded the prestigious GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund. The grant was awarded to Jazz for its “Energy and Line Losses Reduction in Pakistan” idea in collaboration with Centre for Intelligent Systems & Network Research (CISNR) & Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO).
Jazz TV is a Mobile TV application for watching Live TV channels and Popular drama shows on your mobile using Free* Jazz Data or Wi-Fi. Jazz subscribers can now watch over 50+ live TV channels, 400+ Titles and 5000+ episodes of their favorite TV channels on the go. Jazz TV is also currently covering the live Cricket Streaming of Pak vs SA 2018-2019 Cricket Series from 26 Dec 2018 to 6th Feb 2019
The Jazz World App was commercially launched in January and nearly 150K customers have installed our app already.
Jazz unlike other corporate companies has been on the forefronts to support the youth shape their future by providing them the right skills and expertise that can help Pakistan overcome its economic challenges. Jazz decided to utilise its internal resources and expertise and pass it on free of cost through a volunteer programme called Jazz Guru’s. The aim of this program was to create linkages between Jazz and start-ups through the National Incubation Centre and Jazz Xl8 Programmes.
JazzCash does not stop at just having the largest customer base in Pakistan. We have been busy signing up new partnerships to provide our customers an enriched in-app experience. We have signed partnerships with bookme.pk and easytickets.pk to enable customers to purchase tickets from the JazzCash App. We have also signed a partnership with Eatmubarak to enable customers to order food right from the convenience of our App.
This year Jazz has partnered with the Food and Music festival, where it has some amazing discounts and exciting engagement activities to offer. The Coke Food & Music Festival was held in Islamabad on 25th till 27th January 2019. While the event added to the feeling of festivities in the twin cities, JazzCash added to the excitement of the event by offering a 40% cashback on QR payments made at the event.
The Jazz World App was commercially launched in January and nearly 150K customers have installed our app already. The Jazz World App follows principles of design thinking to offer an exception user experience while adding a digital touch point between Jazz and its customer base. Customers can not only manage their accounts but also avail bundles, offers and a whole lot more.
In line with our strategy to digitize the core, we launched Jazz Business World to make the lives of our corporate customers easier by enabling them to get the most out of their services. This is the first self-service platform for corporate customers in the telco industry and we are proud of the collaboration between Digital, BSD, Technology, Legal & procurement teams. Our business customers will be able to obtain information such as company summary dashboard, line and billing details, payment history and usage history from the click of a button.
Lahore, the heartland of Pakistan boasting the highest number of high end handsets was the first to witness the launch of 256 QAM while Karachi, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Hyderabad & the major cities are planned next in the coming weeks. The initial results suggest up to 130 Mbps throughput depending on satisfactory radio conditions & handset capability – ~33% improvement over 64 QAM & further 200%+ over the 16QAM.
For the 1st time in Pakistan, Jazz Roaming offers Umrah Bundle to Pakistani’s going to Saudia. Just dial *roam*1# with your Jazz Prepaid sim and enjoy 200 MBs in Rs. 500. Apart from that, enjoy local calls in Saudia or back home at Rs. 15/min (lower than the calling rate available in local Saudi sims: ~Rs. 18/min). why line up at the airport for hours to get a local sim now ? Lastly, whatsapp audio/video calling would work on Umrah Bundle without a VPN! Dunya ghumo aur Dunya ko bata do!
Online travel series, ‘Eva Travels Pakistan with Jazz’, has streamed five episodes already amidst much fanfare. The travel series has highlighted exotic and flavorful street food in Karachi, the Makran Coastal Highway and the beautiful and endless beaches in Gwadar, Kund Malir being one of them. Jazz has been working non-stop to digitize Pakistan and this series provides the perfect platform for Pakistan’s travel experiences and services to go digital.
In 2019, Jazz won six Universal Services Fund (USF) projects
This year, the Jazz Treasury concluded the largest funding transaction of the corporate sector by arranging PKR 60 Billion for its Spectrum Renewal at significantly competitive terms. The funding was crucial for spectrum renewal for the next 15 years.
Jazz HSE organized numerous medical camps and awareness activities nationwide
In this episode of Conversations@Jazz, we speak to the CEO and Managing Director of Sefam
Jazz and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed an MoU to facilitate the employees and passengers of Pakistan’s national carrier. The partnership is another stepping stone towards the extension of Jazz’s digital services to an important segment of the economy.
Emerging as the market leader for the third consecutive year, JazzCash proudly announces an active base that now stands at over 7 Million users. JazzCash is fast becoming the most popular and trusted digital financial services brand in Pakistan.
Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Law and Justice delivered the opening keynote speech at a panel discussion on, “Multi-Stakeholder Approach for Innovation in Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” organized by Code for Pakistan, Jazz, and OPEN Islamabad here on Monday.
In an effort to enrich Jazz World and to provide additional value to its customers, Jazz has entered into a partnership with Golootlo. The partnership will provide Jazz World users access to over 12,500 discounts at their favorite outlets all over the country.
Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), was the Chief Guest at the concluding Award Ceremony for the SDG Hackathon 2019 and the Women SDG Challenge Cup 2019, a premier tech initiative by Jazz in partnership with Code for Pakistan and OPEN Islamabad, held at the National Incubation Center Islamabad on December 6th, 7th and 8th 2019.
Jazz’s Data Education Campaign kicked off nationwide in rural areas on 9th October 2019, with the objective to educate non-data and data users alike on how Jazz Super 4G can add value to their lives!
The final edition of Jazz Talks was held on November 20th in the Jazz Lounge.
Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim was invited to attend a fintech roundtable at the United Nations’ Office with UNSGSA for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company, celebrates another milestone with Jazz World crossing three million monthly active users and more than one million daily active users.
Jazz, Pakistan’s leading mobile operator and digital communications company, has selected IBM Cloud and Analytics Solutions as key components of its digital transformation. IBM will build a private cloud environment at Jazz’s data center to deliver IBM Analytics solutions.
JazzCash, the country’s fastest-growing digital financial service, has entered into a strategic alliance with TCS, Pakistan’s largest courier, logistics and e-commerce solutions provider.
In Pakistan, over the last few years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of private and government-funded incubators and accelerators. These institutions help develop a startup from its idea initiation through its official service/product launch. Find out more about the five most popular incubators and accelerators in Pakistan.
Planning a trip abroad? Jazz’s Postpaid Roaming Service can keep you connected in over 70 major countries worldwide.
To make learning a fun experience, Jazz’s People & Organization division recently launched Street Theatre.
The Monitor has certified VEON’s compliance program. This milestone marks the end of VEON’s three-year Compliance & beginning of self-regulation.
The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) revised its SOP on SIM sales through the Biometric Verification Systems (BVS). As a matter of compliance to PTA’s directives, the revised SOP implemented at Jazz ended in July/August 2019.
Divisional teams in the HQ went to Mabali Island, Khanpur as part of the team building and engagement activities happening across Jazz. Down in the South Region, teams were taken to Turtle Beach.
Jazz’s 25th-anniversary celebrations included a mix of different, exciting programs and one of them was the Jazz Movie Night.
An Internal Controls awareness session was held in the Jazz HQ on 19th November 2019. The session focused on creating awareness of the internal control processes and its importance in the successful operation of the business.
The Jazz Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) team organized numerous campaigns and medical screening camps nationwide, in collaboration with different medical labs.
Jazz Fit is a holistic employee wellness program, rooted in the SEMP model: social, emotional, mental, and physical. The program was launched across major locations with an information session by the wellness consultant, summed up by a fun push-up competition.
An initiative was taken up by the Enterprise Solutions team (BIZ Sales) of Jazz Business South to give back to the society whereby a team of 19 Jazz employees visited the Dar ul Sukun Home for Children with special needs.
Jazz has been on the forefronts to support Pakistan’s youth by providing them the right skills and expertise. By utilizing internal resources and expertise, a volunteer program called Jazz Gurus was created with the aim of establishing linkages between Jazz and start-ups through the National Incubation Centre and Jazz xlr8 programs.
Jazz Business celebrates signing on two more corporate clients to their portfolio.
Jazz Digital Team has launched Xperience Hub, a cutting-edge usability testing facility to improve customer experience by building innovative and customer-centric digital products.
Jazz xlr8 has opened its applications for the 6th cohort of the program allowing startups from across Pakistan to apply for Pakistan’s leading startup accelerator.
We’ve launched Jazz Digit 4G – ‘Pakistan ka smartphone’ (Pakistan’s smartphone)! Despite having some of the cheapest tarif rates in the world, Pakistan’s main barrier to internet access has been the affordability of smartphones. To address this key issue, Jazz partnered with KaiOS Technologies to release the Jazz Digit 4G smartphone at the most affordable price point.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently released the results of its quarterly Quality of Service (QoS) survey for the 3rd quarter of 2019.
Jazz successfully tested out the fifth generation of mobile technology at the Jazz Digital Headquarters in Islamabad this month.
Jazz is the first organization in Pakistan to launch the ‘Online Communities tool’ in collaboration with AC Nielsen Pakistan.
We’ve launched Jazz Business World – Release II, which will further empower Jazz Business customers to manage their business account through an online self-care portal.
Jazz believes in talent development at the core of our #peoplefirst philosophy. In the same spirit, we opened our doors to mentor the next wave of leaders!
The Corporate Communications & Sustainability Team nominated some of their colleagues as Comms Collaborators -- employees that lived our Jazz values and went out of their way to provide support for projects and tasks throughout the year.
Simplifying roaming even further, Jazz introduces new prepaid bundles for roaming customers in over 24 countries.
Jazz World has launched a new gaming feature providing its customers access to over 250 different games including Strategy, Arcade, Sports, Classics and many others.
Jazz TV is bringing to its customers a list of things worth getting excited about. It has launched new features and is constantly bringing improvements to the existing ones on its TV platform to provide customers an enhanced experience of content consumption.
Jazz Business unvreiled it’s positioning statement this month - “Designed to Help You Grow”. Going beyond just providing connectivity; Jazz Business aims to be the one-stop converged ICT solution provider.
We are delighted to share that like last year we have kept our winning spree continued this year as well, we stand proud in sharing that after series of negotiations we have secured a new Telenor IRU contract worth 654M PKR.
Industry 4.0 is the buzz word in all industries across the globe. As the world is entering the Industrial Revolution 4.0 or Industry 4.0, the boundaries of traditional industries are merging with virtual technologies such as cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and cloud computing technology.