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Pakistan Television Company Limited plans new Internet customer-base

KARACHI- The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) plans to achieve 150,000 new Internet customer-base in the next two years as part of its future outlook.

Director General Operations Southern Region (PTCL) Irfan Ali Khan said. Unveiling PTCL’s future plans, the DG said the company is working on the programme to expand its network with addition of 350,000 new telephone connections.

He said the company is also focusing on replacing 220,000 old analog system lines with digital lines and added that work on it is in progress in Karachi wherein by now majority of exchanges have been upgraded to the new system.

To a query about an end to PTCL’s monopoly by December 2002, the DG, calling the present period an era of free-market competition, said the new competitors will have to work through the Inter-Connect Agreements with the PTCL as it has a good infrastructure throughout the country.

Speaking on new projects launched by the company, he said it has already given a kick off to services like voice messaging and CLI which are being looked under a new head called Value Added Services.

He said the company is not only providing modem telecommunication services to consumers but is also contributing towards growth of Information Technology. The company offers high quality digital lines with special incentives for software and IT educational institutions, including University of Karachi.

Source: The News
Date:5/17/2000