In an effort to bring convenience and power of branchless banking to its massive customer network, 1Link has signed a deal with PTCL, making PTCL it’s Primary Data Center Hosting facility. The agreement has been signed for the duration of 3 years and will be housed in PTCL’s Data Center facility in Karachi. Collaboration and partnerships between critical infrastructure providers like PTCL and service enablers such as 1Link will continue to drive consumer confidence in growing a cashless economy across Pakistan. This collaboration announcement between the two should be the first of many possible synergies.
According to the press release, this agreement portrays 1LINK’s full confidence on PTCL’s network infrastructure and expertise in the field of ICT & Data Center Facility and opens the doors for further collaboration with PTCL on exciting customer centric products. Farooq Ahmed Jalali, EVP Digital Services, PTCL, said, “We are glad to have 1LINK onboard and support them in achieving operational excellence and scoring benchmarks for financial industry on digitalization through introduction of technology-based products and services. As the national telecommunication services provider, we are providing services of international standards to the entire business segment in Pakistan ranging from large enterprises to SME customers.”
(In the photo from L-R: Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO PTCL, Farooq Ahmed Jalali, EVP, Digital Services South PTCL, Najeeb Agrawala, CEO, 1Link and Azim Ullah Khan, CIO, 1Link).