PTCL, the largest telecommunication service provider in the region has inked a comprehensive Managed Services Network Agreement with HBL, the largest private sector Bank in Pakistan, for connectivity of Branches & ATMs network across Pakistan for a term of three years. This initiative, offered by PTCL, will be deployed on multiple numbers of branches & ATMs with data connectivity, IT equipment and associated maintenance, providing ease and hassle free services for HBL.
The agreement signing ceremony was held at HBL Head Office, I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. This technological partnership will enable HBL to focus on its core business functions resulting in supreme customer services with the help of PTCL being responsible for providing connectivity services in the field network.
Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer-PTCL, said, “PTCL’s customer-centric strategy coupled with its modern and reliable network is the only choice for enterprises to avail one window ICT solutions. 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.
Dr Aamir Mateen Head of technology Strategy HBL said, “The synergy of PTCL with HBL is an ideal combination to achieve HBL’s goal to deliver exceptional client experience and the inclusion of next-generation applications and expansion of online banking by virtue of PTCLs’ huge and resilient infrastructure.” He further said: “This agreement portrays HBL’s full confidence on PTCL’s network infrastructure, footprint and expertise in the field of ICT and both HBL and PTCL have now entered into a new era of business partnership with more trust”
Mr Imtiaz Mahmood Head Technology Operations and Infrastructure HBL said that “The Bank is looking forward to getting maximum benefits from the far expanding network of PTCL, to achieve operational excellence and to score the benchmarks for financial industry on digitalization through the introduction of technology-based products and services. In this digital drive of the Bank, we expect from our partners to provide and maintain state-of-the-art service infrastructure that would help the Information Technology function to support the business strategy.”