At PTCL’s headquarters in Islamabad, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Special Communications Organization (SCO) to investigate potential collaboration options for the growth of telecom services across Pakistan, with a particular focus on AJK and GB.
The MoU will permit multi-level cooperation between the leading telecom players in order to promote resource efficiency and growth of telecom services across the country, particularly in AJK and GB’s remote mountainous regions.
The agreement will enable passive network sharing and SCO’s backhaul support for PTCL’s Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service launch in AJK and GB using its 3500 MHz spectrum.
The telecom services operators will offer their respective fibre assets as backup/redundancy to enable uninterrupted high-quality services in cantonments and other similar sites, and will cooperatively establish access networks in these regions.
Furthermore, the firms will collaborate on a number of projects, including the Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN), active elements sharing of cellular networks, data national roaming, and a variety of other ICT solutions.
The goal is to create incremental revenue while also providing high-quality telecom services to its consumers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On the occasion, Hatem Bamatraf, President & GCEO, PTCL & Ufone, said, “We are excited to collaborate with SCO to expand our shared ambition of bringing superior telecommunication services to our customers.”
“Together, we will help bridge the digital divide in the country, especially in the remote regions, to help unlock their full potential,” he added.
On the occasion, Major Gen Muhammad Shahid Siddeeq, DG SCO, said, “We are pleased to partner with PTCL for up-scaling telecom services in AJK and GB, where SCO has played an instrumental in connecting the masses through high-quality internet and cellular services.”
“Through our efforts, we hope to provide an inclusive and fair environment that will ensure progress and growth,” he added.
As a national corporation, PTCL strives to contribute to Pakistan’s economic progress and prosperity.
To read our blog on PTCL Group and TPL Trakker have renewed their partnership for the development of ICT services, click here.