ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) would facilitate cellular operator – Telenor to avail its vast network footprint and infrastructure spread nationwide for their growing 3G subscriber base.
In this regard a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Telenor Pakistan.
Omar Khalid, EVP Carrier Services & Wholesale, PTCL and Khurram Ashfaq, CTO Telenor Pakistan signed the MoU on behalf of their organizations here.
In the post 3G/4G regime, cellular operators are foreseeing a steep incline in data usage patterns of subscribers which requires a considerable backhaul of their BTS networks through fiber connectivity.
The aim of backhauling these networks are to ensure their readiness for evolving data market of Pakistan.
As per MoU, PTCL and Telenor Pakistan shall sign a frame agreement where Telenor shall utilize PTCL’s technical expertise and extensive experience for deployment of their fiber network infrastructure over a period of five years.
During the signing ceremony, senior management from both companies emphasized the need for closer cooperative ties to provide innovative, cost effective and readily available services for Pakistani market.
Sikandar Naqi, Chief Business Development Officer PTCL explained in detail how this partnership would go a long way in paving a bright future for both stakeholders involved.
Also present on the occasion were, Saad Warraich, Chief Technical & Information Officer PTCL and Espen Brettas Dahle, Chief Financial Officer, Telenor Pakistan.
They both agreed that the MoU would strengthen the bond between PTCL and its cellular partners within an evolving and highly competitive telecom market.