Ptcl, short for Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited is the country’s national telecommunications network. It is one of the biggest fixed line networks in the country and is its foremost communications institution, managing thousands of telephone and internet-based exchanges and offering telecom infrastructure to private corporations.
Ptcl History &Background
Commonly referred to as PTCL today, the corporation was founded after the Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation acquired the country’s Posts & Telegraph Department in 1991.
Earlier PTCL was originally owned and run by the state. But later in 2006, the company’s shares were opened for public trading and a little over 25 percent of its shares were sold to the UAE-based Etisalat Telecommunications. However, about 60 percent of its shares continue to be owned by the government to this day.
Services Available to the Public
PTCL provides a range of products and services that are split between personal and business usage.
What Does PTCL Provide to Personal Users?
PTCL offers numerous television-related services such as Smart TV. The unique selling point of the Smart TV service is that consumers can avail it independent of their PTCL internet connection. This means that Smart TV is available as both a cable service and a mobile app.
Users can also watch over 100 local TV channels and half as many international channels through their cable connection. The service comes with an audio and video recording feature and a playback option such as well. Likewise Smart TV is meant to provide high-quality entertainment to Pakistani consumers. The service includes both video and audio facilities and is available in over 150 cities across the country.
Along with Smart TV, PTCL has now also incorporated a globally known entertainment provider, Netflix, into its service plans.
Netflix and Ptcl
Netflix on PTCL comes with convenient payment methods where users are not required to pay through the standard Netflix procedures, that is, they are not required to use their credit card to avail the viewing facilities.
This feature makes the Netflix for PTCL service more accessible to the general population, because credit cards are not every household’s preferred method of payment. In brief the latest Netflix service is being offered to existing PTCL customers and non-customers alike.
For those who cannot afford to pay for Netflix, PTCL offers a relatively affordable alternative through the StarzPlay service.
Alongside the great television viewing experience, PTCL has been a longstanding internet provider to the Pakistani consumer market. In fact, PTCL is the only provider of internet which gives its customers all kinds of broadband speeds, ranging from 8 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
Wireless Internet Devices
However, some may consider PTCL more popular for its wireless internet service such as the CharJi and EVO devices. The EVO Wingle device in particular can give internet speeds of up to 9.3 Mbps in all areas. Plus, there is another device that allows PTCL wireless internet users to connect all their devices to a single gadget. This is the EVO Nitro Cloud-Share,and it can connect devices from a remarkable range of 10 meters.
Recharge points for all wireless devices are easily accessible to the general public via Ufone and Easypaisa stores located across the country.
PTCL also offers numerous international calling packages for personal consumption.
Users can integrate all their services through a special app that acts as a single user interface. This allows the customer to digitize many of their functions. For example, they can pay their monthly bills, place orders for other PTCL services and even access a user chat support system at the same time.The integration app is available for iOS users on the App Store and on Google Play for Android users.
As of late, PTCL has also launched a discount scheme in conjunction with one of the country’s most popular ride-hailing apps,Careem. PTCL users can avail special discount codes when they are booking a ride through Careem.
Last but not the least, gamers are also a welcome market base for PTCL. The company provides an online gaming lounge to serious gamers across Pakistan. The games include many international brands such as Battlefield and GTA San Andreas.
What Does PTCL Offer to Corporations?
Company offers a variety of communication solutions to many of its corporate clients today. The company recognizes the need for innovation to spur economic and technological growth in Pakistan and works to tailor-make packages for businesses. It is is a popular choice among many big corporations because it allows them to customize their telecommunications service packages. All corporate services are categorized as:
- Managed service consultation
Corporate users are able to make changes in any of the above categories as per their business requirements. However, customization is only one part of what makes PTCL so attractive to corporations. The other reason is the level of security combined with high-level technology available with its services. For example, among its many security products, PTCL offers the highly coveted DDoS protection.
For large enterprises, communication services such as smart video conferencing are important features. This service enables clients to engage in meetings from remote locations, making the current business environment more fluid and globally ensconced.
Small Business and Ptcl
Small and medium-sized enterprises also benefit from using PTCL because The company offers them a unique service, titled Business in a Box. Therefore this gateway device provides SMEs with advantages like a broadband internet connection, faster file sharing, IP camera surveillance, firewall security, VPN connectivity, wireless LAN connectivity, IP telephony, audio/video streaming, web hosting, digital phone, IP phone, and secure data storage.
Businesses can also avail a satellite connectivity through the Skyline Satellite communication services. Through this, they get local, national and global coverage with an extremely cost-efficient and reliable connection.
Company also provides different wavelength connectivity services to its customers. Above all, its new TelePresence technology combines crystal-clear audio with high-definition video features to deliver an authentic communication experience. The TelePresencetechnology aims to make communication more interpersonal than before.
PTCL is the flagship telecommunications corporation in Pakistan and also has played a crucial role in boosting telecoms-related development in the country. One of the major advantages of using its services is that whether you use its personal or corporate services, you will get 24/7 customer support options that strive to maintain the finest consumer experience for all Pakistanis.