PTCL, Paksat ink partnership deal to deliver modern satellite services

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27th Jul, 2021. 07:47 pm

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Paksat signed a strategic partnership to develop and deliver state-of-the-art integrated satellite services in addressing the ever-evolving national needs of the public and private sectors of the country, a statement said on Tuesday.

Suparco chairman Major-General Amer Nadeem, Paksat International Pvt Limited CEO Sadaquat Liaquat, PTCL president and Group CEO Hatem Bamatraf, chief business services officer Zarrar Hasham Khan along with key industry leaders and officials from the two companies attended the signing ceremony.

Under the partnership, PTCL will be able to provide its national and international customers with a seamless connectivity through Pakistan-owned satellites, which are connected with the redundant satellite hubs and the largest fibre backbone across Pakistan.

Through this initiative, the PTCL will enable Paksat as its partner for the national satellite bandwidth requirements, while Paksat will support it in deployment of the existing services of Paksat, as well as their upcoming innovative services.

This partnership will ensure installation of satellite projects with a special focus on the satellite gateway of Ka-Band and internet of things (IoT) space.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited chief business services officer Zarrar Hasham Khan said: “This partnership will enable PTCL to serve its customers with seamless connectivity through Pakistan-owned satellite. This will help us play a pivotal role in driving digital transformation and technological revolution in Pakistan. It will create synergies to connect widely separated geographical areas with modern communication facilities; thus, meeting customers’ expectations.”

Paksat CEO Sadaquat Liaquat said: “Together PTCL and Paksat will be able to bridge the digital divide in Pakistan by connecting businesses and communities in the underserved areas. With the new satellite MM1 coming online, this will prove to be the key enabler of digital transformation in Pakistan.”

“This technology will also help [the] corporate sector and [the] government institutions in the areas of IoT, telemetry and high-speed internet, where PTCL already has a vast experience.”

PTCL continues to develop such partnerships that enable innovation and transformation to realise the vision of a digital Pakistan.

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