PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited) has set the target to achieve the 2 million wireless and fixed broadband users in Pakistan at the end of the year 2013, said a letter by Mr. Walid Irshad, The CEO and the President of PTCL sent to employees of PTCL. He was very confident about the target and said that company will be able to get 2 million broadband customers by the end of the year 2013.
PTCL had achieved 1 million broadband customers in may 2012.
President and CEO of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited also revealed that the minimum speed for DSL or fixed broadband users will be 4mbps from 31st December 2013, All of 1Mbps and 2Mbbps connections will be upgraded by the end of the year.
Mr. Walid Irshad said that.
“I clearly repeat, 4 Mbps shall be the minimal bandwidth offered to all PTCL customers beyond December 31, 2013.
Align your technical, commercial, and financial priorities today to guarantee that 4 Mbps becomes PTCL’s minimal standard of broadband access in Pakistan by end-2013.”
Recently offered re-connect campaign by PTCL – that offers 50 percent discount on broadband and fixed line rent – is apparently the part of efforts towards achieving the said goal.
A similar campaign was offered last month for Evo and Evo Wingle users that offered 50% lifetime discount on monthly rentals for both the devices. PTCL said that it added 100,000 EVO customers through the promotion.
Mr. Walid Irshaid, in the same letter, hoped that company will try to get 3.5 to 4 million broadband by the end of 2014.
Broadband has become the main driving force for PTCL resulting into main revenue-generation source for the company for past two years.
It maybe recalled that PTCL recently signed with a consortium for building-up for another under-sea submarine cable to be completed by 2015. The new submarine cable system is likely to add company’s overall bandwidth capacity and redundancy. PTCL has currently three under-sea cables linking Pakistan with the outer world.