ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 17th August, 2016) : Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) would deploy 789 kilometers of fiber for China Pakistan (Zong) to ensure quality telecommunication services for Pakistan. An agreement to this effect was signed by Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO ptcl and Liu Dianfeng, Chairman and CEO of Zong at a ceremony held here on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by senior management from both sides.
The agreement would serve as a major milestone towards achieving PTCL's vision of being the carrier of carriers and its pivotal role in promoting ICT services in Pakistan. This fiber leasing agreement would also enable zong to utilize PTCL's extensive nationwide fiber optic footprint and its expertise in deploying, operating and maintaining a fiber optic network. Pakistan's telecom market has recently started witnessing a sharp increase in data usage preference of 3G/4G cellular subscribers.
This emerging trend is pushing need for extensive 3G/4G rollout across the country and creating a demand for effective BTS backhauling for seamless data transmission. The agreement would enable Zong to further expand its 3G and 4g network nationwide. On the occasion, senior management of the two companies emphasized need for deployment of cost-effective solutions which would enable delivery of quality telecommunication services. It is expected that this partnership would go a long way in paving a bright future for both companies.