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PTCL enters into Enterprise Class Infrastructure Solutions Provider Agreement with Dell EMC

Islamabad, September 14, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has entered into an Enterprise Class Infrastructure Solutions Provider agreement with Dell EMC to enhance IT transformation process of businesses across Pakistan. Under this partnership, PTCL will provide Dell EMC infrastructure solution and services to companies and businesses nationwide.

These solutions will help organizations in their business growth through massive scalability and efficiency for a wide range of files and data storage workloads. Understanding the unique infrastructure requirements for various business models, this partnership will cater to all the market segments; small or large, with solutions that can help modernize data centers and increase IT efficiency.

Adil Rashid, Chief Business Services officer, PTCL, on the occasion, said, “This partnership will enable us to offer industry leading infrastructure solutions to our customers, which will help them to broaden their capabilities and grow even faster. Leveraging Dell EMC capabilities, our priority is to solve our customers’ digital challenges giving them confidence to deploy new capabilities, thereby, establishing PTCL as a trusted ICT solution provider in the country.”

Naveed Khan, Director Data Center Solutions, Dell EMC Asia Emerging Markets, on the occasion, said, “Today Dell EMC and PTCL embark on a new journey towards digital transformation. With Dell EMC’s leading technology and PTCL’s reach across Pakistan, both organization are collaborating for a common goal to help businesses prepare for the Digital Age.”

PTCL’s partnership with Dell EMC will provide a wide array of cloud-native and traditional workloads solutions in line with its Public Cloud strategy on Converged, Hyper-Converged, All-Flash and Hybrid storage to businesses. This also includes server lifecycle automation, expandable infrastructure for compute and networking and a mix of Dell EMC Software Defined Storage Solutions to different industries nationwide.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

PTCL Upgrades Its Charji 4G LTE Network

Islamabad, September 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): In order to provide hi-speed and seamless internet experience to its customers, PTCL has recently upgraded its CharJi 4G LTE network in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. As part of this process, 3G EVO services in these cities will stop working from 17th September 2018.

PTCL 3G EVO customers can visit any PTCL shop, retail outlet or distributor to exchange their 3G EVO device by giving Rs. 2, 500 and get a new CharJi 4G LTE device.

Along with that, they will get one month of unlimited internet free on their new CharJi 4G LTE device. This offer allows subscribers who upgrade, to browse and stream to their heart’s content for the entire first month.

Customers can call at 1218 for further information.

More Details

PTCL has upgraded the CharJi 4G LTE network considering the ever-growing high speed internet requirements of its customers. The new CharJi 4G LTE device will connect up to 10 devices at the same time.

From the second month onwards, the customers will be able to select from a variety of economical and tax-inclusive monthly packages that cater to a diverse range of needs and lifestyles.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and Netflix sign collaboration agreement

Islamabad, October 31, 2016 (PPI-OT):PTCL becomes the first Telecommunication operator in Pakistan to sign a partnership agreement with Netflix, the global internet television network for the Pakistan market. After this agreement, PTCL and Netflix will use their respective resources for mutual benefit, utilizing and maximizing the viewing experience and penetration of Netflix services in Pakistan. This agreement will serve as a way forward for both PTCL and Netflix to provide digital content fans in Pakistan with Netflix streaming. PTCL will support and promote original Netflix content in Pakistan.

PTCL became the only service provider in Pakistan with advanced caching servers and technical pairing with Netflix to offer the superior viewing experience since Netflix’s global launch in January 2016. Commenting on the agreement, PTCL’s Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Shahid said: “Digital entertainment is PTCL’s key priority and our partnership with Netflix is another step in this direction. We look forward to working with Netflix to offer new and exciting services including world class Netflix original series and movies in Pakistan.”

Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President, Business Development for Asia at Netflix said: “We are excited to partner with PTCL in Pakistan and are looking forward to providing high quality entertainment content for the Pakistani consumers.”

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 86 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen and they can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

PTCL is the largest information communication technology and entertainment service provider in Pakistan, touching millions of lives through its broadband and digital television services. Always striving to achieve customer satisfaction, PTCL has entered the collaboration with Netflix to provide its customers high quality streaming content.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited Group Net Profit increased by 42%

Islamabad, October 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) bounced back to record a tremendous profit growth of 42 percent by the end of third quarter of 2016 as compared to same duration last year. Financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were announced during a Board of Directors meeting held in Islamabad on October 13, 2016.

The improvement in financial numbers were mainly because of the profit the group made during third quarter where it succeeded to book the bottomline of Rs 876 million as against loss it made in the same quarter of last year which had stood at Rs 371 million.

The Group revenue stood at Rs. 88.8 billion and with effective cost optimization measures, the operating expenses of the Group were reduced by 3% resulting into a net profit of Rs. 3.9 billion. PTCL’s revenue for the period was Rs. 54.3 billion with growth in DSL broadband revenue. The Company’s operating expenses during the period were reduced by 6% resulting into the net profit of Rs. 7.6 billion.

Telecom analysts said that improvement in profitability of the Group was seen due to performance of its subsidiary, Ufone which sustained its earning in the highly competitive market. On the other hand, the balance sheet showed the effective cost saving of the operations on different accounts which translated into profitability of the Group.

For instance, group expenses for administration, selling and marketing stood at Rs 18.3 billion so far in 2016 as compared to Rs 19.8 billion recorded in the same period of last year. The finance cost greatly reduced to Rs 2.74 billion in three quarters of 2016 which stood at Rs 4.23 billion in the three quarters of 2015. The overall group performance reflected the change of strategy by the new management which assumed the office earlier in 2016.

The effective operational management and growth in earnings through services may bode well to the company’s financial health, however, for a sustained performance, as a company as well as a group, PTCL will have to innovate itself in terms of services and will have to introduce new revenue streams in the future.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited records robust performance in Q1 2016

Islamabad, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 in its Board of Directors meeting held at Islamabad. PTCL Group earned Rs. 29.3 billion revenue during the quarter whereas PTCL’s revenues were Rs. 18.0 billion. Data revenues increased compared to the same period last year. The Company’s profitability remained stable despite competition. Net profit of the Company stood at Rs. 3.1 billion which was 27% higher compared to Rs. 2.5 billion of same period last year. Likewise, PTCL Group’s profitability also increased significantly.

PTCL Group continues to invest into integrated solutions, delivering exceptional quality on the back of its proficient Data services. The Company is focused on creating more value for its customers and is refining its increasingly efficient and widespread network. PTCL’s sustained efforts in developing a next generation ICT infrastructure have translated into greater benefits for both its customers and shareholders.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

Dr. Daniel Ritz appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited

Karachi, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Board of Directors of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd. (PTCL), Pakistan’s leading telecommunication and ICT services provider, has announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Ritz as President and CEO of the PTCL Group with effect from 3rd March 2016. He succeeds Mr. Walid Irshaid, who was President and CEO of the PTCL Group since March 2007.

Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha, Chairman PTCL Board said “I am pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Ritz will be leading PTCL through the next phase of its growth and development. I would also thank Mr. Walid Irshaid who steered PTCL during tough times and helped grow the company in challenging telecom era of Pakistan.”

Commenting on his appointment as President and CEO of the PTCL Group, Dr. Daniel Ritz said: ‘I am truly excited to join PTCL. Taking over from a worthy predecessor in Mr. Walid Irshaid, I plan to position PTCL as an integrated telecom provider of Pakistan. The new position is a challenge that I plan to take on with all the enthusiasm and energy.”

Before being named as President and CEO of the PTCL Group, Dr. Daniel Ritz was working with Etisalat Group as Chief Strategy Officer to lead and direct the Group’s Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisition and Strategic Project Management functions since 2012. He also serves as Board Member of a number of Etisalat’s international subsidiaries.

Aged 50, Dr. Daniel Ritz holds a Ph.D (magna cum laude) from the Hochschule St. Gallen in Switzerland and was a visiting Ph.D student at Harvard Business School. Prior to Etisalat, he was with Swisscom as a member of the Group’s Executive Board where he also held non-executive board positions at national and international subsidiaries. In 2008-09, he was Chief Executive Officer of Swisscom Central and Eastern Europe. He started his career with The Boston Consulting Group, rising to Partner and Managing Director.

The outgoing President and CEO of the PTCL Group, Mr. Walid Irshaid has over 25 years of telecom experience and he served PTCL for nine years. Upon joining PTCL, Mr. Walid Irshaid transformed the organization from a state-run monopoly operator into a highly competitive, advanced and integrated service provider in Pakistan’s private sector. Under his leadership PTCL started Broadband Internet services in fixed and fixed wireless domain along with multimedia service.

Talking about his years at PTCL, Mr. Walid Irshaid said: “I took over PTCL when it was privatized and I had to contend with all the pains of transformation along with my other colleagues who had moved over from the public sector. By the grace of Allah, we have together taken PTCL through all the ups and downs and today it is a very profitable company and Pakistan’s leading telecommunication and ICT services provider. It has really been fulfilling working for PTCL and sharing my time with an amazingly gifted team which has been fully aligned to achieve the highest standards from day one. I will certainly miss their commitment and dedication. I wish Dr. Daniel all the best, who is not new to PTCL as he has been a board member of PTCL”.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk