Pakistan Telecommunication Company wins global SAMENA Award 2011 as Best Telecom Operator in South Asia

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has won the prestigious international SAMENA Award 2011 for being the “Best Telecom Operator in South Asia”.

CEO and President PTCL, Mr. Walid Irshaid accepted this acclaimed honour on behalf of his company at the annual SAMENA ‘Convergence to Doha’ summit held in Doha on November 1-2.

PTCL has been “quickest to offer new products and services, and is a provider of Triple-Play, Quad-Play, 3G and advanced Value-Added Service (VAS),” read SAMENA’s official citation for the Award. “PTCL’s Broadband and IPTV have the most advanced VAS for fixed line telco as per global trends. With its offering of both services, PTCL’s profile as a service providing operator in the region of South Asia is very rich.”

PTCL’s SAMENA Award has been certified by Crowe Horwath, the leading global accounting and business network, on the basis of its internationally recognized standards of business.

“The SAMENA Award 2011 is another historic milestone for PTCL in its continuing journey of technological progress and business achievement,” said CEO and President Mr. Irshaid on the occasion. “It is a result of the brilliance and hard work of all PTCL employees who are busy bringing the best of innovation and service to our valuable customers.

I also extend my sincere gratitude to the millions of PTCL customers who have made this award possible because of their continued faith and trust in our services.”

This year’s Award is PTCL’s second consecutive win at the prestigious global SAMENA annual forum. In 2010, PTCL had won SAMENA’s “Best Fixed Operator Award” in recognition of its competitive market edge and impressive growth.

Based in Dubai, SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a multi-continent telecom consortium aiming to be “the ultimate promoter of telecom innovations in its member regions”.

With a network of members that extends beyond continental borders, SAMENA provides a unified, consensus-based platform and voice for the leading operators and service providers in the South Asia, Middle Eastern and North African region. Organizations from countries of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America also form part of the SAMENA membership.

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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