PTCL and Zong sign fibre leasing agreement in Pakistan

PTCL will deploy 789km of fibre for Pakistani operator Zong, enabling delivery of quality telecommunication services across the market.

The agreement entails a fibre leasing agreement which will enable Zong to utilise PTCL’s extensive nationwide fibre optic footprint and its expertise in deploying, operating and maintaining a fibre optic network.

Pakistan’s telecom market has recently started witnessing a sharp increase in the data usage preference of 3G/4G cellular subscribers. This emerging trend is pushing the need for aggressive 3G/4G rollout across the country and creating a demand for effective BTS backhauling for seamless data transmission. This agreement will enable Zong to further expand its fastest 3G and 4G network nationwide.

Under the agreement, PTCL will deploy, operate and maintain 789km of fibre line across the country connecting Zong’s BTS for data backhauling.

The strategic partnership is a step forward towards actualising the MoU that was signed between the two companies in December 2015. The MoU declared PTCL as Zong’s preferred partner for providing infrastructure and technical expertise in a number of sub-sectors. This project is specifically aimed at enhancing and extending Zong’s footprint in order to offer high quality data and voice-based services to their rapidly expanding 3G/4G subscriber base across the country.

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