Technology

LAHORE (Staff Report) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) on Friday signed a fiber leasing agreement with Telenor Pakistan which would allow them to deliver quality services in a highly competitive market.

Telenor will benefit from this agreement in terms of upgrading its cellular backhaul to cater for exponential data growth in aftermath of 3G/4G regime in the country.

This agreement also serves as a major milestone towards achieving PTCL’s overall vision of becoming `The Carrier of
Carriers’ by leveraging its strengths in infrastructure and services domain.

At the signing ceremony here, Dr. Daniel Ritz, President and CEO PTCL said this agreement is indicative of how PTCL’s vast
network serves as primary framework for Pakistan’s communications infrastructure, connecting millions of consumers across the country. He said with over 35,000 kms of fiber deployed across Pakistan, our partnership with Telenor Pakistan will help to expand their 3G footprint further in order to provide quality data and voice services to its growing customer base.

PTCL will continue to play its major role in fiber and other telecom infrastructure developments in Pakistan, contributing
further to the overall progress of the country, he added.

On the occasion, Michael Foley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Pakistan said as the Company aims for a Digital Pakistan with its mission of Internet for All, the need for a more robust infrastructure will be met with this partnership.

He said this project is in line with our fiber needs for traffic expansions with regards to 2G & 3G network, and will help
empower the Pakistani society further by making mobile broadband services available to a larger customer base than ever.

He said with cellular data expected to surge further in coming days thanks to 3G/4G regime, cellular operators are under immense pressure to upgrade their backhaul connectivity from radio to fiber. Senior management from both companies was present during signing ceremony and expressed their firm belief that the agreement would go a long way in strengthening bond between two companies.