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PTCL & Ufone, Edotco Collaborate to Enhance Pakistan’s Connectivity Capabilities

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) &its subsidiary, Pak Telecom Mobile Limited, Ufone, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with edotco Group (edotco), leading end to end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, through its local operations edotco Pakistan Private Limited (edotco PK), to enhance the country’s connectivity capabilities.

This will open up collaboration opportunities amongst the parties in the areas of telecommunication infrastructure development. This includes efficient operations and energy management, fabrication as well as modernization of structures and offerings. It will meet the exponential data growth and usage requirement in the country as more users are transitioning from 3G to 4G and beyond.

On this occasion, Moqeem ul Haque, Group Chief Strategy Officer PTCL & Ufone, said, “We see this partnership as a strategic endeavor for all stakeholders and a step in the right direction for the industry. With edotco’s expertise having industry based practices from their footprint across the region and using PTCL & Ufone infrastructure, I am sure it will benefit our end consumers and also pave the way for users to take up digital opportunities.”

On this occasion, Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director of edotco, Pakistan, said, “The construction of the right sharable infrastructure is essential in realising the vision of a connected Pakistan. Partnering with leading telecommunication group like PTCL brings the nation closer to fulfilling this vision. PTCL and Ufone’s extensive footprint enables us to roll-out cutting-edge innovative solutions that will improve network coverage and capacity across different areas in the country. With data today considered a necessity, we need to start laying the foundation for next generation technologies that are scalable. Our strategy has always been to partner with the key players in the industry and we see this as a step closer to achieving Digital Pakistan ambitions.”

This partnership also puts Pakistan on a roadmap towards an international infrastructure of telecommunications landscape positioning for 5G era.


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