An agreement has been signed between Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and NRSP Microfinance Bank Limited for the provisioning of ICT services, said a statement issued by PTCL.
NRSP Microfinance Bank will utilize PTCL’s IP-Connect for their primary network and satellite based DVBS-2 for primary backup. In addition, PTCL’s i-Sentry product line will be used to provide surveillance at NRSP branches said the statement.
IP-Connect a layer III MPLS network will be deployed nationwide connecting the NRSP Branches with fiber based aggregation at the NRSP Head Office. PTCL is the largest national services provider with most number of physical and geographical PoPs across the nation. With PTCL’s MPLS network, NRSP can maintain its online communication within all the branches and beyond round the clock at a very economical pricing.
Satellite based, DVBS-2 connectivity network for all NRSP bank branches scattered in different parts of the country will form the backup network. With the combination of MPLS and DVBS-2, PTCL will ensure 99.9% uptime for branch connectivity of the bank. DVBS-2 system is the latest technology in satellite based communications that is both reliable and cost effective.
With I-Sentry services, PTCL will provide round the clock surveillance services for the branch network of the bank based on its state-of-art backend IP network meeting the current security requirements.
The agreement signing ceremony was held at the NRSP Bank Head office Bahawalpur. President NRSP Bank Mr. Zahoor Hasan Khan and Mr Zaman Gulzar EVP Corporate Services PTCL signed the agreement on behalf of their organizations. Mr Zaman Gulzar highlighted the initiatives PTCL is taking for meeting the IT requirements of the Corporate and Enterprise customers in the country. He reiterated that PTCL management is committed in introducing state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate customers.
SEVP commercial PTCL Mr. Naveed Saeed, has stated about the agreement that PTCL being the leader in telecommunication sector and a prime provider of telecom voice and broadband multimedia services in Pakistan will provide the optimum and quality ICT services and will bring new information highways and futuristic product basket for NRSP. PTCL also certifies to extend the basic telecom and data services for NRSP in a dynamic way with the best technologies available.
The ceremony was attended by the Regional General Manager PTCL Multan Rao Aftab Ahmad, Regional Manager NRSP Colonel (Retd) Mir Yusuf, and other officials including Shaikh Ameen, Nadeem Abbasi and Kashif Naseer.