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PTCL to deploy 789 kilometer fiber line for Zong

Maryam Dodhy Written by Maryam Dodhy ·  50 sec read >

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Zong have signed a fiber leasing agreement. Based on this, PTCL will deploy 789 km of a fiber line for Zong which they hope will better the telecommunication services for the Pakistani market.

Mr. Daniel Ritz, CEO and President of PTCL and Mr. Liu Dianfeng, Chairman and CEO, Zong signed the agreement at a ceremony held at PTCL Headquarters in Islamabad earlier today.

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This agreement is a step forward based on the MoU which PTCL and Zong signed in December 2015. The MoU declared PTCL as Zong’s preferred partner for providing infrastructure and technical expertise. This comes as a good news for Zong who can capitalize on this agreement by offering high-quality data and voice-based services to their rapidly expanding 3G/4G subscriber base across the country.

As Pakistan’s 3G/4G subscribers continue to increase, there is emerging an increasing demand for a 3G/4G roll-out across the country and effective BTS back-hauling for seamless data transmission.

This fiber leasing agreement will enable Zong to utilize PTCL’s extensive nationwide fiber optic footprint and its expertise in deploying, operating and maintaining a fiber optic network, connecting Zong’s BTS for data back-hauling.


Both parties have stressed on the need of cost-effective solutions which will enable the delivery of quality telecommunication services for the Pakistani people.

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Written by Maryam Dodhy
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