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PTCL and DSL Broadband Agreement

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the DSL and PTCL operators have signed an agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding provision of broadband services. Dr. Mohammed Yaseen (Chairman of PTA), Syed Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi (member, Finance), Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar (member, Technical) and senior representatives of DSL and PTCL were present in the signing ceremony. The ceremony was held in PTA headquarters.


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PTCL LogoAccording to the agreement, now the DSL operators can acquire IP bandwidth along from any other operator including PTCL. This will enable the DSL operators to provide competitive tariffs for broadband services. Certain issues like laying fibers at PTCL co-locations, to lease bandwidth from other operators and several other issues are left on which PTCL and DSL operators have to reach some conclusion. Several meetings were conducted to solve these issues under the supervision of PTA. Due to this the DSL interconnect agreement was pending for several months.

It is announced by the PTA Chairman that broadband tariffs will be reduced significantly with the help of agreement and increase in competition. Due to this the dialup subscribers will be attracted to use broadband services and the penetration of broadband will increase in Pakistan. This will encourage dialup users to shift towards broadband services

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One Response to "PTCL and DSL Broadband Agreement"

  1. fariha says:

    thats gud. thanx for sharing the information.

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