Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has signed strategic contracts with Huawei Technologies Pakistan for the transformation of its IP Edge and Optical Transport Network (OTN).
Nadeem Khan, Acting CEO & Group CFO, PTCL & Ufone, and Mark Meng, CEO, Huawei Technologies Pakistan, signed the contract during a ceremony held at PTCL HQ, Islamabad. Jafar Khalid, GCTIO (Development), PTCL & Ufone, Ahmed Bilal Masud, Deputy CEO, Huawei Technologies Pakistan, also attended the ceremony along with senior management from both organizations.
Aimed to meet the exponential growth in traffic, this transformation involves the modernization of existing inter-city and long-haul network, with a state-of-the-art OTN network. Combined with the existing Optical Transport Network backbone, PTCL’s long-haul capacity will become Multiple Terabits per second, capable of delivering better services across the country.
Furthermore, PTCL, in line with its vision to revolutionize the widespread availability of IP connectivity in Pakistan, will deploy a Unified IP Edge network, spreading across more than 130 sites, for providing next-generation IP services.
This upgrade, along with PTCL’s recently modernized Multi-Service Core & Internet Gateway network, will enable provisioning of high-speed and reliable ICT services across Corporate, Carrier, and Consumers segments, supporting future customer-end demands of 100-400 Gigabit per second scalability.
Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem Khan, Acting CEO & Group CFO, PTCL & Ufone, said, “PTCL continues to transform its network with scalable architecture and futuristic technologies, to meet growing bandwidth demand from our subscribers, corporate and carrier customers.”
“We are glad to partner with Huawei on this strategic initiative, that will go a long way in enabling the widespread availability of quality ICT Services across Pakistan,” he added.
On the occasion, Mark Meng, CEO, Huawei Technologies Pakistan, said, “We greatly value our long-term relationship with PTCL Group, and continue to support its vision for technological evolution. PTCL is playing a leading role in enhancing customer experience through innovation, and definitely, this network transformation will empower and exceed customer expectations in times to come.”