Following PTA’s recent recognition of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) as Pakistan’s best Broadband Internet service provider in 2011, the telecom giant has now won the 2012 Consumer Choice Award as the ‘Best Wireless Broadband’ Internet service provider.
Organized last week by the Consumers Association of Pakistan’s (CAP) in Karachi, the 7th Annual Consumer Choice Awards honored PTCL EVO as the ‘2012 Best Wireless Broadband’ brand of Pakistan. PTCL stood tall amongst 85 business awards presented in various commercial categories ranging from financial services to FMCG to telecommunications.
In a glittering ceremony attended by representatives of Pakistan’s leading national and international brands, Sindh Minister for Information Technology, Mr. Raza Haroon, presented the award to PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Business Zone South, Mr. Furqan Habib Qureshi.
Also present on the occasion were Speaker Sindh Assembly, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro; Business Leaders, Mr. S. M. Munir, Main Zahid Husain; and Chairman CAP, Mr. Kaukab Iqbal.
“The Consumers Choice Award is one of the most recognized and prestigious event of the country’s business calendar,” said PTCL SEVP Commercial, Naveed Saeed on the occasion. “PTCL EVO has been winning this award each time. It is a bold testament of our customers’ firm faith, trust and confidence in our ability to deliver what we promise unlike anyone else, which makes us stand out amongst all players.”
PTCL has Pakistan’s largest and fastest growing 3G EVDO wireless broadband network, with connectivity and roaming in nearly 200 cities. In 2011, PTCL became the world’s first operator to commercially launch 3G EVDO Rev B service. In the form of EVO NITRO, it gives consumers the market’s maximum speed of 9.3MBPs.
“PTCL is one of the most progressive data connectivity providers of the world and Broadband is now a driver for Pakistan’s national GDP,” said Mr. Saeed. “We have a responsibility to develop Pakistan’s technology and data network for establishing the echo system conducive for our country’s economic growth and social uplift, and PTCL is fully primed to facilitate that.”
The first to bring to Pakistan EVO dongles with Internet connectivity, PTCL followed by launching its innovative 3G EVO Wi-Fi Cloud to connect multiple Wi-Fi devices simultaneously and the first ever PTCL 3G Android EVO Tab with built-in wireless broadband offering Internet connectivity on the go. This year, PTCL launched Pakistan’s first 3G enabled Android Smartphone, IVIO Icon Pro that offers dual support for both EVDO and GSM/CDMA network.