PTCL to start test trials of IPTV system by December
KARACHI (September 09 2007): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will start test trials of Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service by December. This was announced by Karachi Range PTCL General Manager Qazi Qamaruddin while addressing members of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (Kati) here on Saturday.
He said that IPTV system was operational in the US, UK, France and other developed countries. Giving details about the IPTV service, Qazi Qamaruddin said that project was on advance stage of implementation and its testing would start by December.
The system would have excellent picture quality and have a facility of VDO entertainment, shopping etc. Qazi Qamaruddin said that testing of this service would remain continue for two to three months and on successful results, it would be introduced on big scale.
Referring to broadband wireless EVDO service, he said the PTCL had installed BDS in Korangi industrial area, Site, Clifton, Defence and other areas and its testing would start soon.
Regarding trained manpower, he said the PTCL had enough trained manpower. However, to run these new most modern technology-based services, some trained manpower had been engaged from abroad, he added. Referring to business community’s complaints, he said that he would make efforts to return line rent of those customers, whose phone remained closed for months.
He claimed that the PTCL’s total system, including optic fibre, was collapsed due to ongoing development work in different areas of the city. He agreed to a suggestion that an official of the PTCL should remain present in Korangi association office for three days a week to help solve problems of the members.
Welcoming the guests, Kati Chairman Masood Naqi said that over 3,000 telephone were, at present, out of order in Korangi industrial area. As a result, the business community had no communication link with the rest of the country and world by phone, e-mail and Internet, he said. Although the phones were out of order for long, the subscribers were receiving line rent bills regularly, he pointed out.
Source: Business Recorder