ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommu-nication Company Ltd (PTCL) announced its financial results for the third quarter

ended on 31st March 2010 in their meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday. The company has announced a net profit of Rs 2.51 billion compared with Rs 1.91 billion recorded in the 3rd quarter last year, i.e. 31 percent growth compared to the same period last year. On consolidated period for 3 quarters (9 months) from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2010, the net profit is Rs 7.86 billion compared to Rs 7.22 billion for the same period last year. PTCL has witnessed a landmark success in reinventing itself from a state-run organisation to a competitive private sector organisation. On this journey, PTCL has repositioned itself as Pakistan’s only integrated telecom service provider offering bundled voice data, Internet and IPTV services at highly competitive rates. PTCL success can be evaluated from the fact that its broadband Pakistan has become the largest broadband service in the country covering over 1000 cities countrywide with 80 percent market share. With the launch of EVO, PTCL has become the first 3G wireless broadband service provider in the country. PTCL has also won more than 50 percent of all USF projects, the most significant for the provision of broadband in the under served areas. To provide valued services to its customers, PTCL has also established the first international standard largest data centre in Pakistan. Moreover, to cater the demand of the market and as part of its on-going infrastructure development, PTCL has established Network Operations Centre (NOC). staff report Home | Business
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 By By Aftab Maken ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will provide a loan of Rs6.0 billion to its mobile subsidiary, Ufone, to meet financing for the ongoing and upcoming operations, it is learnt on Monday. The loan will be provided to Ufone for a period of five years with an interest rate of three months KIBOR plus 1.80 per cent, repayable after a grace period of two years in six equal quarterly installments, reveals the minutes of the 148th board meeting of the PTCL made available to The News. The board also approved release of $2.2 million for Etisalat Academy. Out of this, $2.07 million (equivalent to Rs175.5 million) is payable in the current year. At the meeting, the chief financial officer presented the half-yearly accounts before the board and informed that the group revenue for the period under review stood at Rs49.4 billion, which is 6 per cent higher as compared to the corresponding period last year. The company’s revenues witnessed a decline of 4 per cent during the period under review as compared to last year. The meeting also approved second quarter accounts for the period ended on December 31, 2009. It was recommended that the company should approach the government for payment of the outstanding VSS amount, which is due as part of the VSS cost-sharing arrangement between PTCL and the government. The board also advised the management to reconcile accounts with Defcom by the end of the current financial year and settle the long outstanding balances with the suppliers. The senior executive vice president (Commercial) presented various initiatives taken during the half-year to improve the sales of different products on the occasion. The board was also briefed about the sales of V-fone, EVO, Multimedia and Broadband, PSTN and VAS along with the revenues realised on these sales.

The initiatives taken by the management for improvement in the corporate services. NOC has provided a complete convergence of entire network on a single platform that helps in controlling. management of DXX corporate customers and outsourced data centers and many others. with regional NOCs in Lahore. Rawalpindi and Karachi with disaster recovery facilitation also done in Karachi.26 billion had been consumed during the year on various projects and Rs5 billion had been consumed until January 2010. the chairman advised the management to continue to pursue its valid claims with the regulator and further advised to exhaust the opportunities of out of court settlements prior to initiating any legal proceedings even though the companyís legal position appeared to be strong. monitor and managing the entire PTCL network. This has enabled PTCL to address these issues by proactive identification and resolution of faults through realtime network monitoring and status visibility. The chief financial officer said that Rs9. carrier services and wholesale and customer care were also shared with the board. Escalation policies. A senior executive vice president (HR) gave a detailed presentation on various initiatives taken by the management. especially the junior cadre employees.—APP Thursday. international business. Network Operations Centre (NOC) established by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) facilitates a highly available. including the exchange revamp and training sessions carried out for development of the employees. it was advised that efforts should be made to reach larger segments of the employees. effective and sophisticated service. mechanisms for root cause analysis and ad hoc based fault resolution. that can meet the market demand and ensures customer satisfaction. provisioning of SLA support for all domains. PTCL NOC ensures fault-resilient network Islamabad—As part of its on going infrastructure development. which are especially designed to provide customers speedy. 2010 By our correspondent . PTCL established NOC. President and CEO PTCL Walid Irshaid marked NOC a rich addition in to already thriving portfolio of PTCL services. adaptable and fault resilient network. work orders and maintenance of secure activity logs ensures increased accountability. IPTV. Services provided by NOC are modification of SOPs for DSL. In order to effectively overcome the operational challenges like absence of centralized network management. Regarding discrepancy between the contribution towards Research & Development Fund payable by the fixed line operators and the mobile operators. transparency and enhanced quality of service. The initiatives taken by the HR Department pertaining to training and development of the workforce were appreciated. however. April 29. According to CTO PTCL Nasrullah. He further added NOC has also been used in the diversification of services and customer base. The main building of NOC is located in Islamabad.

. The main building of NOC is located in Islamabad. PTCL established NOC to overcome absence of centralized network management. President PTCL Walid Irshaid said NOC was a rich addition in the already thriving portfolio of PTCL services. with regional NOCs in Lahore. According to chief technical officer PTCL Nasrullah.KARACHI: The Network Operations Centre (NOC) set up by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) provides an adaptable and fault resilient network that can meet the market demand and ensures customer satisfaction. Rawalpindi and Karachi which also provides recovery facilitation. NOC has provided a complete convergence of entire network on a single platform that helps in controlling. effective and sophisticated service. mechanisms for root cause analysis and ad hoc fault resolution. The NOC has enabled the PTCL to identify and resolve faults through real-time network monitoring and status visibility. monitor and managing the entire PTCL network. stated a press release. which are especially designed to provide customers speedy.

Referring to the withholding of instalment payments. Etisalat is an UAE public corporation and applies the highest standards of transparency in conducting its business operations and international expansion strategy.500 properties to PTCL. PTCL NOC is a centralized network management system .' 'When the properties are transferred to PTCL. Omran's comments came as Pakistani media reported that the country's Minister of Privatisation Waqar Ahmed Khan. 5 Apr 2010 Etisalat is entitled to withhold payments until the property titles gets transferred to Pakistan Telecommunications (PTCL).' The company chief clarified that 'the commercial agreements with Pakistan called for the transfer of the properties in question to PTCL and not to Etisalat. Omran said under the agreed terms of the transaction. which the Corporation was pleased to accept given the special and brotherly relations between the UAE and Pakistan. said its chairman Mohammad Omran.' he stated. 'Etisalat’s investment in PTCL came in the wake of a welcome invitation and encouragement by the Government of Pakistan to participate in the privatisation process.” Omran explained. responding to Pakistani media reports. being the 62 per cent shareholder of PTCL. he added. had sought an enquiry following a dispute between Etisalat and Pakistan over the sale of a 26 per cent stake in PTCL. Etisalat will immediately release the instalments. will be the single largest beneficiary. the Government of Pakistan. it has withheld for the last year a $800 million payment claiming that the Pakistani government had not lived up to obligations to transfer 3. “We are confident that when the Privatisation Commission fulfils this obligation. While Etisalat concluded the deal in 2006. 'Our aim is to ensure that PTCL receives clean title to and possession of all properties.Etisalat 'entitled to withhold PTCL payments' Abu Dhabi: Mon.' he explained.-TradeArabia News Service The much awaited centralization of PTCL Network Operations is here with the establishment of state of art Network Operations Center at Islamabad. 'Etisalat is entitled to withhold payments until the property titles were transferred to PTCL.” he added.

with fault resolution capability. The purpose of this newly established Network Operations Center is to control. (March 2009) Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited . (March 2009) This article needs additional citations for verification. the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation. and to enhance and optimize Network Management through a transparent and centralized platform. once fully operational. fully capable of proactive identification and resolution of faults through real-time network monitoring. The Network Operations Center also helps to create a highly available. To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. will not only be used to diversify the services and customer base to increase revenues but will also increase accountability and transparency through escalation policies and maintenance of secure activity logs. This Network Operation Center. please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points. search This article's introduction section may not adequately summarize its contents. monitor and manage the entire PTCL network. adaptable and fault resilient network that can meet the market demands and ensure customer satisfaction. Hifz-Ur-Rehman Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd From Wikipedia.

[2] Contents [hide] • • • • • • 1 2 3 4 5 History Company Profile Historical background See also External links 6 References [edit] History From the beginnings of Posts & Telegraph Department in 1947 and establishment of Pakistan Telephone & Telegraph Department in 1962. In addition to wireline line operations. making it a gigantic organization. PTCL workings and policies have attracted regular criticism from other smaller operators and the civil society of Pakistan[citation needed]. PTCL is also part of the consortium of three major Submarine communication cable networks: SEAME-WE 3.Industry Founded Telecommunication 1947 Headquarter Islamabad s Pakistan Net income ▲ Rs. The Government of Pakistan retained 62% of the shares while the remaining 12% are held by the general public. GSM. SEA-ME-WE 4 and I-ME-WE. The Government of Pakistan sold 26% shares and control of the company to Etisalat in 2006. In the cellular segment.ptcl. Ufone. This company provides telephony services to the nation and still holds the status of backbone for country's telecommunication infrastructure despite arrival of a dozen other telcos including telecom giants like Telenor and China Mobile . PTCL has been a major player in telecommunication in Pakistan.[1] www. Despite having established a network of enormous size. CDMA and Internet are other resources of PTCL. under the Vfone brand name. PTCL also provides fixed line service through its countrywide CDMA based WLL (Wireless Local Loop) Website Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest telecommunication company in Pakistan. is also a wholly owned subsidiary of .1 billion PKR (June 30.2009).9. The company consists of around 2000 telephone exchanges across country providing largest fixed line network. the second largest cellular provider in Pakistan.

The provisions of the Ordinance were lent permanence in October 1996 through Pakistan Telecommunication (Reorganization) Act. This coincided with the Government's competitive policy. The post-monopoly era came with Pakistan’s Liberalization in Telecommunication in January 2003. In 1995. Last year when Government was going to privatize the company there was country wide protest and strike by PTCL workers. a Dubai based company was able to get the shares with a large margin in the bet. Etisalat. There were three participants in the bet for privatization of PTCL. services and infrastructure providers are set to face even bigger challenges. Recent DSL services launched by PTCL reflects this by the introduction of a new brand name and operation of the service being directly supervised by PTCL. Lately. card-operated pay-phones. The contention between Government and employees ended with a 30% increase in the salaries of workers. Last Year. announced its plans to privatize PTCL. paging and. a comprehensive liberalization policy for telecoms sector is in the offering. Each had a par value of Rs. They arrested many workers and put them behind bars. These vouchers were converted into PTCL shares in mid-1996. The same year.Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) took over operations and functions from Pakistan Telephone and Telegraph Department under Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Act 1991. On the Government level. in middle of 2005 Government of Pakistan had decided to sell at least 26 percent of this company to some private agency. lately. They even disrupted Phone lines of some big Government institutions like Punjab University Lahore and many lines of public sector were also blocked. however. As telecommunication monopolies head towards an imminent end. Pakistan Telecommunication (Reorganization) Ordinance formed the basis for PTCL monopoly over basic telephony in the country. A shop of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) in Islamabad. and in 1994 issued six million vouchers exchangeable into 600 million shares of the would-be PTCL in two separate placements. Military had to take over the management of all the Exchanges in the country. Pursuing a progressive policy. . None of the brands made it to the top slots in the respective competitions. 10 per share. the Government in 1991. data communication services. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited was formed and listed on all stock exchanges of Pakistan PTCL launched its mobile and data services subsidiaries in 2001 by the name of Ufone and PakNet respectively. encouraging private sector participation and resulting in award of licenses for cellular. The PakNet brand has effectively dissolved over the period of time. Ufone had increased its market share in the cellular sector.

PTCL also continues to be the largest CDMA operator in the country with 0. It has the potential to be an instrumental agent in Pakistan’s economic growth. [edit] Historical background This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. FAB & NTC. if appropriate. Editing help is available.Previously part of PTCL.8 million V-fone customers. On the Long Distance and International infrastructure side. 1996 PTCL Formed listed on all Stock Exchanges of Pakistan. Editing help is available. 1998 Mobile(Ufone)& Internet(PakNet)subsidiaries established. PTCL has laid an Optical Fibre Access Network in the major metropolitan centres of Pakistan and local loop services have started to be modernized and upgraded from copper to an optical network. You can help by converting this article to prose. the capacity of two SEA-ME-WE submarine cable is being expanded to meet the increasing demand of International traffic. (March 2009) • • • • • • • • • 1947 Posts & Telegraph Dept established 1961 Pakistan Telegraph & Telephone Deptt. if appropriate. The company maintains a leading position in Pakistan as an infrastructure provider to other telecom operators and corporate customers of the country. You can help by converting this article to prose. (April 2009) PTCL is the largest telecommunications provider in Pakistan.Wholly owned cellular subsidiary of PTCL National Telecommunication Corporation .[edit] Company Profile This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. PTCL Smart TV . 2000 Telecom Policy Finalized 2003 Telecom Deregulation Policy Announced 2006 Etisalat Takes Over PTCL's management and Freeze the All officers and Staff Salary till now [edit] See also • • • • • • List of dialling codes of Pakistan Etisalat Telephone numbers in Pakistan Ufone . 1990-91 Pakistan Telecom Corporation 1995 About 5% of PTC assets transferred to PTA.

2010 2.C.php?id=60 [hide] v • d • e KSE-30 companies of Pakistan Pakistan Telecommunication Company · Pakistan State Oil Company · Pakistan Petroleum · Oil & Gas Development Company · Fauji Fertilizer Company · The Hub Power Company · MCB Bank · Pakistan Oilfields · National Bank of Pakistan · Sui Northern Gas Pipelines · Engro Chemical Pakistan · P. ^ http://www.I Pakistan Retrieved from "http://en.[edit] External links • PTCL's Official Website [edit] References G.I.wikipedia.I. Khan Cement · Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim ·" Categories: Companies established in 1947 | Internet service providers In a latest move PTCL has come up with new EVO volume based packages starting from 799 per month. · The Bank of Punjab · Askari Commercial Bank · Nishat Mills · Faysal Bank · Sui Southern Gas Company · Soneri Bank · Unilever Pakistan · Lucky Cement · Kot Addu Power Company · Union Bank · National Refinery · Bank Alfalah · Pakistan PTA · Adamjee Insurance Company · Fauji Cement Company · I. ^ PTCL: Financials January 12th. .

there are good reasons to use it for low priced packages now. Related Stories • • • • • • Official: PTCL Student Packages Over 1 MB. Decreased Tariff and Device Prices: PTCL EVO If you like this post then you may also like receiving latest interesting stories Every Morning in your email Click here to Subscribe Gmail Users can Follow ProPakistani's updates via Google Buzz Tags: 1Gb. additional usage will be charged on per MB basis. and consumes EVO while only on the go. Prepaid. Utilized data volume will not be carried forward to the next month. wireless broadband Increase ptcl evo signal and speed . EVO. with increasing EVO subscriber base. quality remains a concern for broadband (business) users. PTCL.1 bln FREE Local call and Free Dialup Internet by PTCL PTCL to Offer Unlimited On-Net Voice and Broadband Plans New Packages.Off course the prices are very attractive but don’t get too excited because the volume limits are much disappointing. Note: • • If you exceed your subscribed volume quota.Full packages and their details are as follows: So if you are light user. ending March 1st Refer New Customers and get Free Broadband for 12 Months: PTCL PTCL Earns Rs 9. a normal user can exceed this limit within 2 hours or less. On other hands. Postpaid. PTCL on one hand offering prepaid packages with 30 days validity & speeds up to 3.1 Mbps and on other hand the volume cap is only 1GB. new packages. as the 799/month package is only offering you 1GB volume per month.

can not only enhance signal strength but will also increase speed of your PTCL EVO. but reportedly it offers irregular coverage (besides Islamabad) – resulting many EVO customers returning their USB devices within 3 days. PTCL allows you to return EVO device with-in 3 days. . (BTW. you will have to wait for a month before you get your amount back in form of cheque) Faisal Mehmood. in case of no signals at your home/office. or if you are not satisfied with the service – though you won’t be given cash instantly. Method 1 Get a CD with both sides empty (meaning no sticker on either side) and flip it over to EVO device’s antenna Method 2 Faisal writes on his blog.As we know PTCL’s EVO (also called EVDO) service is out there. has derived couple of mechanisms to increase signal strength of PTCL EVO device – following steps told by Faisal.

You will need a thin wire (preferably silver or copper). the service includes Interactive Television. After that you need to leave a straight wire about 1. I would suggest you twist it around a pencil or pen and then adjust the spiral distance by hand. the most revolutionary section of this offering is the ability to ‘rewind’ and ‘pause’ live TV channels through TSTV ( Time . so as to form a spiral around it as shown. PTCL PTCL Smart TV PTCL Smart TV Now in 16 Cities PTCL SMART TV Using its state of the art Broadband network. Employing the IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) technology. by launching a digital interactive television service for the first time in Pakistan. Internet. PTCL brought Pakistan in the list of a few countries across the globe that offer this state of the art interactive TV service to its subscribers. and then you will need to add some more spirals (three or four) such that they are roughly 5 cm. Branded under ‘PTCL Smart Line’. 500 Discount PTCL's Smart IPTV – Service Review PTCL Offers EVO PCMCIA for Rs. To get started turn the wires around the antenna. To turn the wire. Besides offering the highest digital quality TV picture. The top part should stick out about 10 cms. 999 New Packages. You can visit Faisal’s blog here More details regarding PTCL’s EVO Services and Pricing: Click Here Related Stories • • • • • • How to Increase WiMAX Signals? How Cantenna Works? [Technically] PTCL EVO: Refer A Friend and Get Rs. EVO. Decreased Tariff and Device Prices: PTCL EVO If you like this post then you may also like receiving latest interesting stories Every Morning in your email Click here to Subscribe Gmail Users can Follow ProPakistani's updates via Google Buzz Tags: broadband. PTCL entered the media sector on 14th August 2008.5 cm in length. Broadband and voice telephony all at the same time on PTCL’s telephone line.

PTCL’s Smart TV is service which allows customer to be more interactive and more in control with their TV service as compared to conventional TV broadcast or cable TV. and discover content by time.Gujranwala . and offers key advantages over existing cable TV.Wah Cantt . changing password and managing favorites. You will now be able to: • • • • • Playback / Rewind live TV channels at any time Parental Lock facility on any channel Search and select favorite programs by using ‘Electronic Program Guide’.Faisalabad . pause. This function will be available to the TV viewers for the first time in Pakistan and only through the PTCL Smart TV service. fast-forward. title. These advanced features include Time Shift Television (TSTV).Sialkot . Parental Control. Near Video on Demand (NVoD) and many more interactive features. watching the missed part and then coming back to live action.Rawalpindi . . and so on. Global Television Channels. by use of their remote control. Watch 125 plus digital quality TV channels. he can view it by ‘rewinding’ that particular channel (displaying the symbol ). Viewers have full control over functionality such as rewind.Abbotaba and Sukker however it is planned to be expanded to all the major cities and towns across Pakistan during the year 2010 Launched for the first time in Pakistan using the flexible Internet Protocol (IP) technology. Smart TV delivers television programs to households via broadband connection and requires a subscription. Restriction is enabled by assigning a password to particular channel(s) thus empowering parents to control the content their children can watch. the ability to block / unblock any TV channel for parental lock and the ability to search through video on demand content. • Parental Control This feature enables parents to restrict certain channels which are not suitable for juvenile viewing. So when the viewer misses an important part of a movie. Currently PTCL Smart TV offers its viewers 125 live channels and over 500 Movie titles through its Video on Demand service’. a play or a sporting event. a set-top box. Features and Benefits of ‘Smart TV’ Smart TV provides advanced features and services that are not possible with traditional broadcast television systems.Hyderabad .Peshawar . It is an on-screen guide to schedule broadcast television programs. genre. channel.Shift Television) feature. allowing viewers to navigate. Video on Demand (VoD).Islamabad .Sargodha Jehlum .Multan . Watch DVD quality movies on demand from our library of over 500 titles. • EPG (Electronic Program Guide) Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an extremely responsive and feature-rich application that manages viewer interaction during channel and program selection.Taxila . The service is available in 16 cities including Karachi Lahore . It also provides access to billing details. • Time Shift Television (TSTV) Time Shift Television is an exciting feature that allows viewers to playback live TV channels at any time they want. select. Electronic Program Guide (EPG). etc.

799 / Month Rs. • NVOD (Near Video On Demand) NVOD is another exciting feature working like a community TV Channel. will be available for multiple viewing during 24 hours without any extra charge. Difference between VOD & NVOD is that VOD is a personalized service catering only to individual needs. 2. This is a value added bulk discounted package. customer feedback plays a pivotal role in content selection. Popular or recently released movies and programs are played on NVOD channels and are available to all Smart TV viewers. The play out of the selected movie starts nearly instantaneously on the customer's TV. 1. A number of channels are allocated for NVOD. In case of NVOD channels. on payment whereas NVOD is like community cinema available to all Smart TV customers at no extra cost. Smart Line Tariff / Package Details: Smart Line Packages ( Smart TV + Broadband ) There is no line rent charged on PTCL Smart Line Connection. Rs 300 fixed per month for any 30 movies of their choice and available in the list within a period of one month. Key Highlights: . 5. for example. 499 / Month Rs. 299 / Month VOD service is being charged to all existing and new Smart TV customer with the following two options: A). 1. A film that is chosen. Rs 25 per movie for 24 Hours. 299 / Month Rs. Customers can subscribe to a movie at Rs 25 and can watch/re-watch that movie multiple times within the next 24 Hours B).• VOD (Video On Demand) Video on Demand is a service that provides end users to interactively request and receive videos. 2.995 Rs. 5. VOD permits a customer to select a program from a catalogue using EPG (Electronic Program Guide). 999 / Month Rs. 799 / Month Rs. Smart Line Package with 1 MB Broadband Smart Line Package with 2 MB Broadband Smart Line Package with 4 MB Broadband Package Option 1 Set Top Box (STB) is purchased on installments where customer has to pay Rs 500 /month for the period of 2 years Package Option 2 Set Top Box (STB) is purchased on upfront price of Rs 9. Each movie will cost Rs 10 to the customer.

Package option ‘a’ will be activated on all existing and new Smart TV Connections. Package option ‘b’ can be activated by calling at the PTCL contact center at 0800-80-800. B). .A).

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