1link Limited Enters Pakistan Telecommunication Company Largest Tier 3+ Data Centre-A Strategic Partnership


Islamabad: PTCL turned another milestone by the entry of 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited in its corporate customer’s portfolio. In this regard, PTCL will provide Data Centre services, MPLS connectivity for 30+participant banks and long-haul connectivity.

1LINK (Guarantee) Limited is a consortium of major banks that owns and operates the largest representative shared financial services network of Pakistan. The synergy of financial institutions working together for a common goal has steadily increased the strength and services of 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited.

1LINK (Guarantee) Limited has become a widely acknowledged brand with an increasing number of member banks. The company is serving as a catalyst for the development of e-Banking in the country.

PTCL, the largest telecommunication service provider in the country is pleased to provide this prestigious institution a bouquet of its services. These services offer secure, reliable and integrated end to end connectivity solutions to cater 1LINK’s requirements. PTCL further aspires to equip 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited with its state of the art services.

The agreement signing ceremony was held at PTCL’s Data Centre, CTH Building, I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi on June 16, 2011.

The event was graced by the presence of Chief Executive Officer Mr. Khayyam Mehmood Butt and Vice President Head of Technology and Operations Mr. Akber Sultan from 1LINK Guarantee Limited, Senior Executive Vice President (South) Mr. Abdullah Yousuf, Executive Vice President CS and PD Mr. Niaz .A. Malik, General Manager Corporate Sales Mr. Kamran Mehmood, Senior Manager Corporate Sales Mr. Salman Saad Khan and Key Account Manager Mr. Javaid Bhatti from PTCL.

SEVP BZS Mr. Abdulla Yousef said “PTCL is heavily investing in ICT assets on behalf of our customers so that they can focus on their core competencies. PTCL is deeply committed to provide technology of international standards to Government, Financial and Enterprise markets so that it can play a major role in the development of the country”.

EVP CS and PD Mr. Niaz .A. Malik said “PTCL has invested aggressively to build the country’s only Tier 3 and 4 compliant Data Centres in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. By partnering with 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, PTCL Data Centre will become a strategic utility and will eventually extend connectivity to all the member banks. By acquiring PTCL Data Centre services 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited can rest assure of a strongly reliable and resilient network”.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 111 20 20 20
Fax: +9251 111 21 21 21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk

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