ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has renewed the integrated telecom services licence of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) for the next 25 years.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, PTCL & Ufone Group Chief Regulatory Officer Naveed Khalid Butt said, “We are happy to announce the news of our licence renewal for the next 25 years with PTA. PTCL, being the national carrier, has always remained dedicated in its efforts to provide connectivity to the people and organisations across Pakistan.”
He said that the company has gone through massive transformation since its inception and is now focused to keep Pakistan digitally connected to better serve its customers, partners and stakeholders. With the renewal of its licence, PTCL is geared up to take the challenge of taking Pakistan to the next level of growth and progress, he added.
The PTCL top official said that with an expanding product and services portfolio, the company is one of the key stakeholders of the ICT industry in Pakistan, committed to meeting the expectations of its customers. “The national carrier has the largest optical fibre cable network comprising four international submarine cables that is serving millions of customers across Pakistan, including other telecom operators.”
According to the statement, the PTCL had initiated the renewal process by formally requesting PTA on June 29, 2018.