Pak Datacom to supply O3b services to Pakistani market: agreement signed

KARACHI: Pak Datacom Ltd (PDL) and O3b Networks have signed an agreement under which Pak Datacom will supply O3b services to Pakistani market. The agreement will provide national and international satellite connectivity to remote locations across Pakistan.

To officially introduce these joint services in the Pakistani market, a launch event was held here on Wednesday. Top executives from many organisations across different sectors including Telecom, Defence and ISPs were present on this occasion with Saeed Ahmed Khan, Secretary IT & Telecom as chief guest.

This agreement is of great value to the Pakistani market as fibre quality, high speed internet and data connectivity would be provided through satellite to any location of Pakistan where no other form of connectivity is available.

Addressing the gathering, Steve Collar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of O3b Networks, said that this unique Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) technology would be brought to the Pakistani market and would look forward to seeing the positive impact it has for development of the region. He also talked about O3b’s unique service solution and how it was going to have a positive impact on the region in many ways.

Ali Akhtar Bajwa, CEO of Pak Datacom, elaborated the importance of PDL & O3b agreement and explained how necessary it was to have this unique solution available in a region that has terrain limitations that prevent the deployment of reliable, cost effective fibre optic and backhaul networks.

“O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit satellites provide fibre-like capacity and cutting edge backhaul solutions, to address the burgeoning needs of fixed and mobile operators in Pakistan. O3b’s technology puts Pak Datacom in a unique position to provide continuous capacity that would intercept the increasing demand for high bandwidth services”, said CEO of Pak Datacom.

Ali Raza Bhutta, Managing Director of Pak Datacom Ltd, presented an overview of the company’s achievement in recent years. He also elaborated how PDL is playing an integral role in the overall improvement of data communication industry and introduction of new technologies.

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