PTCL introduces range of new value-added services, says chairman
KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd (PTCL) has taken a number of measures to facilitate its customers, promotion of telecommunications and information technology and cellular industry in the country. The PTCL has also taken major policy initiatives, in line with the global trends for meeting the emerging demand, to change the direction of business by upgrading its network and introducing range of new value- added services.
Chairman PTCL Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa stated this while talking to PPI on Sunday. The company developed portfolios of information technology, internet and bandwidth related services to diversify and enhance the revenue potential due to increasing trend of internet use, he added. He claimed that telecom and IT infrastructure of the country was one of the best in South Asia Region. It had full capability to support the growing bandwidth requirements for the IT industry, which was growing substantially, he added. The PTCL has also played a leading role in promotion of the IT in the country by proactively introducing new services, reducing the tariffs and increasing the bandwidth for international connectivity, irrespective of constraints, he stated.
Bajwa said the PTCL provided Internet facility during the last couple of years to 820 cities/towns to promote and expand the culture of information technology in the country, while the facility was also provided to some 850 cities/towns by the end of June 2002. He pointed out that the PTCL, in a bid to encourage the use of internet in the country, brought down bandwith rates from $90,000 to $6,000 per month during the last two years.
Source: The News