PTCL announces partnership with Akamai Technologies


Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Akamai Technologies, Inc aimed to boost broadband experience in the country. The partnership shall further enrich video and mobile content delivery in the country by leveraging Akamai’s globally-distributed Intelligent Platform to deliver its solutions, said a press statement.

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable, and secure for its customers across all devices. This partnership is intended to enable PTCL broadband subscribers to enjoy faster and higher-quality Internet experience.

Under the agreement, PTCL will implement the Akamai Accelerated Networks Programme (AANP) across its robust nationwide telecommunications infrastructure, comprising fibre optic backbone and state of the art digital exchanges. The partnership also entails hosting Akamai Solutions across the PTCL infrastructure that is designed to optimise network operations and data handling, allowing wider network coverage for content delivery.

Commenting on the partnership, Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer PTCL said, “We believe the new partnership with Akamai will enable us to deliver higher level of Internet user experience to customers and further consolidate PTCL’s leadership position in the broadband market.”

Ahmed further said, “PTCL, as the ICT leader in Pakistan, is continuously striving to offer enhanced digital experience, raising the bar on performance expectations, and driving customer satisfaction through integration of cutting-edge ICT platforms.


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