PTCL, Telenor to provide physical, virtual data centre

Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Telenor Microfinance Bank Limited have signed an agreement for provision of physical and Virtual Data Centre (VDC) Hosting Services bundled with industry’s leading Managed Security solution.

Zarrar Hasham Khan, Chief Business Services Officer, PTCL, and Khurram Gul Agha, Chief Information Officer & Operations Support, Telenor Microfinance Bank, signed the agreement at a ceremony held recently at PTCL Zonal office in Karachi, said a statement issued on Tuesday.

Umar Farooqi, General Manager, Digital Services Sales, PTCL, Javaid Sher Ali, Executive Director, IT Planning & Architecture, Telenor Microfinance Bank and Nadeem Ashfaq, Director Information Technology, Telenor Microfinance Bank, were also present on the occasion, along with senior officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Zarrar Hasham Khan, Chief Business Services Officer of PTCL, said: “We are pleased to sign an agreement with Telenor Microfinance Bank to support them in fulfilling their business needs. The PTCL, being a national company, is leading the digitisation effort across the country to support the prime minister’s vision of a digital Pakistan,” he said.

Khurram Gul Agha, Chief Information Officer, Telenor Microfinance Bank, said that in light of the current fast-paced banking activities, especially through mobile and online platforms, regular upgrades to security apparatus were crucial.