Allied Bank Signs Agreement With Multinet

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) signs an agreement with Multinet Pakistan to enhance it’s intra-branches connectivity and  to upgrade it’s network throughout the country.

This upgrade will provide optical fiber connectivity to the branches which will result in the better network connectivity as well as bringing good name to the bank.

ABL initiated an intensive vendor evaluation to find the best solution to support continued expansion of its nationwide core online banking application.  Upon completion of the online banking applications rollout, ABL branches will be better able to serve the needs of their customers through speedier routine transactions such as loan applications and inter-bank transfers.

Under the agreement, Multinet will provide end-to-end fiber optic access supplemented by IP Ethernet services to link ABL’s nationwide network and data centre in Lahore with its branch offices across Pakistan.  On the network management side, MPPL will provide Managed Network Services from its central Network Operations Center (NOC).

As the main network management facility of MPPL, the NOC will constantly monitor the entire ABL network and provide early fault diagnosis and prevention services, as well as monitor the network performance to help ensure maximum efficiency.

Mr. Mujahid Ali, Group CIO for ABL, said:

Our goal is to dramatically improve our customers’ in-branch and online experience through extensive investment in our customer centric core banking application, as well as improve our operating efficiency and enhance internal communications.

Mr. Arif Hussain, COO of Multinet Pakistan, said:

Multinet is proud to partner on such an important milestone initiative of ABL and greatly honors the trust ABL has placed in MPPL’s solution.  We have built a solid reputation in the Pakistan business-2-business connectivity solutions market via our core expertise in Optical Fiber networking and are committed to helping ABL achieve their goals and building a long term partnership with them.


  • Gustakhi

    Good news. Well done Multinet. Now get to the point… discount kitna diya?

  • Russell

    Multinet is known to over promise and under deliver. They have nationwide optical backbone but better to go with PTCL or Wateen in my opinion which has strong last mile.

  • AK

    @Russell,

    can you please validate your claim?

  • Faow

    Well Done MultiNet..but same Question of [email protected](discount kitna deya)..is it complete branch level roll out or limited numbers? can anybody confirm.

  • Ali Starcom

    We Congratulate to MPPL team & ABL for selecting State of the Art Flexible Metro Ethernet Network & Long Haul. Only Multinet is the company who won many Bank Branch projects this year (2010-2011)

    We say good Luck for ABL Project.

  • Shakoor

    As per my knowledge, Allied Bank is running its network with Cybernet at the moment but mostly over DSL. As a fiber vendor, Cybernet is more reliable as they have deploying GPON Technology in Karachi, Lahore and other cities.
    But same question as of gustakhi… discount kitna diya?