Secretary General of the UN agency International Telecom Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Toure’, visited here today Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited’s (PTCL) state of the art Network Operations Centre to apprise himself of the country’s largest telecom company’s network operations.
Dr. Toure, who is undertaking his first official visit to Pakistan in connection with the international World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2012 celebrations, toured PTCL NOC’s impressive premises and was briefed about its vast and round the clock operations.
“PTCL is playing a leading role in the provision of quality and affordable ICT services to the people of Pakistan,” said Dr. Toure’ on the occasion. “By connecting the length and breadth of the country and reducing the digital divide, PTCL it is truly honoring the global objectives and values espoused by ITU.”
The ITU Secretary General is also accompanied by Regional Director ITU Asia & Pacific, Dr. Eun-Ju Kim. The visiting dignitaries were particularly impressed by PTCL’s low turnaround time for problem resolutions.
“PTCL is highly honored to receive the visiting dignitaries of ITU on their historic visit to Pakistan,” said PTCL President & CEO, Mr. Walid Irshaid, who welcomed the dignitaries at the NOC premises. “We are proud to demonstrate Pakistan’s best Network Operations Centre, which is providing secure data communication, while also ensuring a fault resilient and highly available network that is fully capable of proactive identification.”
The ITU delegation later visited PTCL Headquarters where they interacted with the Company’s senior management. PTCL also hosted a luncheon in the visiting delegation’s honor, which was attended by distinguished guests from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ministries of IT & Telecom and Finance, Frequency Allocation Board, Ufone, and Universal Service Fund.