PTCL Starts Offering 50 Mbps Internet to Beta Testers

Soon after PTCL’s press release regarding 50MB broadband connections for home users, people started tagging this thing as something from the far far future.


But the news is that PTCL has once again banged the industry by launching 50MB broadband connection for beta testers, with the name “UltraNet”.

For now, network deployment is under way, and during this company is offering test account (as part of network testing) to limited home and business users in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Moreover PTCL is conducting, kind of, survey on what people really think about this new launch and is collecting their feedback before the official launch of this plan.

During a joint press conference of PTCL and Alcatel-Lucent, held today, PTCL said that home users will be offered 50 Mbps for Rs. 10,000 per month, while corporate users will be charged Rs. 20,000 per month. PTCL announced that service will be commercially launched with-in 3 months from now.

PTCL says that this high speed network in Pakistan will be first commercial use of VDSL2 technology in the telecom industry globally.


PTCL said that it will be using VDSL2 Bonding technology to provide existing digital subscriber line (DSL) customers with speeds up to 50 Mbps. The project leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding expertise and will be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2011.

During the conference, while commenting on this achievement Walid Irshaid – President and CEO PTCL stated

“PTCL is the first service provider worldwide to deploy a commercial VDSL2 Bonding solution that aims at doubling the bandwidths provided to its existing customers.

We are thus setting the trend in international telecoms, and are taking the broadband experience in Pakistan to the next level. Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding technology and comprehensive services and network integration expertise is helping us to keep pace with the increasing bandwidth requirements of our customers, while capitalizing on the existing copper infrastructure. This will enable us to quickly deliver high-quality, high-speed and high-availability business and residential services – even in areas where it was not possible before.”

Alcatel-Lucent is providing PTCL with its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) IP access platform – which is the first platform to commercially support VDSL2 Bonding. Alcatel-Lucent will also supply Bonding-ready customer premises equipment (CPE). Alcatel-Lucent serves as the project’s master network integrator, and is providing a range of professional services – including project management, installation and commissioning, integration and technical support.

“We understand that service providers need the right tools to bridge the gap until fiber deployments have become ubiquitous. VDSL2 Bonding is an ideal approach: service providers like PTCL can almost double the speeds supported by their DSL infrastructure or expand their network’s reach. This makes it a fast and cost-effective approach to bridging the digital divide,” said Aadil Rauf CEO Alcatel-Lucent. Pakistan Ltd,. “This commercial VDSL2 Bonding project with PTCL marks the beginning of VDSL2 Bonding deployments outside of the US – where the technology is typically used to expand the reach of the copper network.”

Alcatel-Lucent is the driving force behind the world’s most advanced VDSL2 roll-outs, with customers such as Belgacom, STC, Swisscom and Telekom Austria. Our VDSL2 solution has also been deployed by competitive operators, including M-net (Germany) and South Yorkshire Digital Region (UK).



  • Does this mean that now webhosting servers can be hosted in pakistan?

    • Well, practically not. This is download speed only. Running a web-server requires full-duplex port/speed (in simple words good upload speed).

    • Nopes. PTCL hasn’t mentioned uplink with this connection. What matters is, uplink. In case you get a 50 MB uplink, with even a 20MB downlink, one may easily host a website with small traffic.

        • VDSL2 Bonding on two lines can give you a maximum of 20Mbps upload. But my feel is it will be around 10Mbps…

      • Deutsche Telekom offers 10 Mbits/sec upload speed on its 50 Mbps connection (uses VDSL2).

  • 25 hazar ka hoga lalchi ptcl ye nahn ke existing packages ke rates kam karo aur customer support achi karo, qubee and witribe cs is supreme. sharam aani chiye ptcl ko 2 month se apply kia wa hai abhi tak connection nahin lagaya mere han.

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    • humm… I applied for 1 mb connection in Dec 2010
      and still waiting.
      moreover i live in the middle of karachi not in some ruler area & the y always call in 2 or 3 weeks tells me same story again again that they are updating network.

      Qubee Zindabad.

    • Khan. 2Mbps package price has been reduced from 1999 to 1499.

      256kbps 1GB capped is also offered at 299

      ab aur kia muft main dain tum kau?

      Pakistan offers the most economical broadband prices and instead of demanding quality we crib about prices.

      • Yar 50Mb ka connection agar 10,000 maeN mill raha hay too bura hay kia… Sara muhala istemaal kar ray aur tumharay sath share kar lay… shaid 500Rs per house bhee naa aye…

    • 10000 for Home users… 20000 for corporate users… 500 RS line man koo doo aur connection maintain rakhoo… wah wah wah.

      • No Sir, It takes 15 Days from the date of ordering at their helpline. This is what their Quality threshold says. Another important factor is the availability of fiber link and a free line available near you. Because DSL beyond 2 mb usually requires fiber optic backing

    • “PTCL said that home users will be offered 50 Mbps for Rs. 10,000 per month, while corporate users will be charged Rs. 20,000 per month. PTCL announced that service will be commercially launched with-in 3 months from now.”

  • Wow. Excellent, that’s a great effort by PTCL from the far far future and price is quite affordable too. But currently 10 mbps is offered at the same price. Are they going to reduce prices?

    • Ghar pe business karen g… VPS, WebHosting etc :)
      btw, the charges, Rs. 10,000 are only during the beta stage or will remain after stable launch?

  • nice Step Taken By ptcl And now i hope After 3 months they lower prices of existing packages so i can enjoy 4mb in 1000rs/month

  • Aap loug itnay crazy kiun howay ja rahay hain ” 4mb theek say chalta nahin 50mb kya chalay gaa copper pay ” baat yeh hai augr tu aap ki landline k media theek hai tu chalay gee or ptcl os pay working kar nahin raha speed ko expend kari ja raha hai “”

    and koi roti or oil bhi sasta karo do ” hai awam ki awaz ” na tail na biljli na gasssssssss !!

    • Press walay keh tay haeN kay unhooN nay live maeN dekha hay kay speed 75Mbps thee (during the press conference a download speed on PTCL copper network was shown)… 50Mbps too phir bhee safe side per hay…

  • افسوس سے کہنا پڑتا ہے پہلے پی ٹی سی ایل موجودہ پیکیج پر نذرثانی کرے پھر مزید پیکجز کا اعلان کرے.
    جب ڈی ایس ایل کنکشن بند ہو جاتا ہے تو کتنی دشواری کا سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے.ان کے لائن مین ابھی بھی چھوٹے سے چھوٹے کام کے پیسے مانگتے ہیں.کتنی بار ان کی ہیلپ لائن پر کال کرنی پڑتی ہے لیکن کوئی موثر کاروائی نہیں ہوتی.پہلے لوگوں کو اچھی سروس فراہم کریں پھر دوسری چیزوں کی طرف توجہ دیں.

  • not interested due to pathetic support… it will up for one day and you have to call their for rest 20 days for troubleshooting connection

    • Wohi user dega jisko itni bandwidth ki zarurat hogi…
      and still its so cheap as compare to other grown countries like in USA people have to pay about 150$ for 20MB connection which if we convert becomes 13000Rs so if we are getting 50Mb in 10000Rs its cheap enough and jab hamare country men roz 300 Corolla book hosakti hain to 10000Rs internet pe pay kerna is not a big deal for that people

  • The Price is much higher because everyone in our country spend 1500 to 2000 rs for high speed internet if 6 or 8mb dsl available now or next year with above price then fantastic otherwise what do i do with 50mb speed.

    • You would have to be crazy to think 3G will be cheaper than DSL. When it arrives it will have traffic limits like EDGE right now.

      • Atleast it will not be 10k per month but yeah they probably put cap on it, and if we compare speed with Dsl, 3g will give far better then this speed.

        • We already have 3G data services from PTCL called EVO. Lots of people complain about it. I borrowed it from someone at the office and I could get 60-110 kbyte/sec downloads which is okay for me. But I saw him try it in his house and it was flat flat flat.

  • جتنے بھی لوگ یہاں پی ٹی سی ایل کے خلاف بول رہے ہیں۔ وہ یہ سوچ لیں کے یہ ایک پاکستانی کمپنی کو بدنام کرنے کی کوشش ہے۔ یہ ساری باتیں جھوٹ ہیں کہ کنکشن لگوانے میں 2 سے 3 مہینے لگتے ہیں۔ اور لائن مین بھی پیسے مانگتا ہے۔ میں نے خود پی ٹی سی ایل کا 512کنکشن استعمال کیا ہے۔ ۔ میرا کنکشن تو دوسے روز ہی لگوادیاتھا۔۔ اگرچہ سپیڈ میں تھوٹی اہنچ نیچ آتی ہے۔ میں ابھی کیو بی استعمال کررہا ہوں۔ اس میں بھی یہی رفتار کے کم ہونے کا مسئلہ ہے۔ جو کہ پاکستان میں اتنی خاص بات نہیں۔
    پاکستان زندہ باد۔ پاکستان پائندہ باد۔

  • Great effort …
    Currently I’m on 1MB n now plannin to upgrade :-) + didn’t face any issue ever …

    PTCL Rocks !!!

  • 50 MBps Package to bohat zabardast hy, aor yeh log joo keh rahay hain keh ptcl walay connection laga kar nahi detay 3, 4 month yeh sab jhoot hy connection dosray din hi lag jata main nay khood 3 new connection lagway hain aor woh bhi baqeer jaan pehchan aor lan man ko pesay dey bageer hy haaan thora problem hota hy jab aap ka net nahi chal raha hota woh bhi oss waqat hota hy jab app ki telephone wire kaheen say kharab hoo. wesay agar ptcl 20 MBps ka package launch karta hor oss kay charges kaam rakhta too bohat zayada coustomer capture kar sakta tha, ALLAH ptcl ko apay es project main kamyaab kary. Pakistan zinda bad

  • Another pie in the sky from PTCL!
    PTCL’s dilapidated copper infrastructure cannot even support 5 mbps, what to talk about 50 mbps! PTCL living in a fool’s paradise as usual!

  • very nice to have such a speed. the question is that how PTCL can coup this speed. we are facing problems with the current system. but I wish all the best for them.

  • At-last we are entering in the standard of internet to be provided as per international standards ..

  • this is hilarious! I tried PTCL’s EVO 3G Nitro (9mbps) kept trying it for 7 days from different locations and had to return. It was slower than my ufone GPRS! :)

    tell these guyz to pull their shit together first. they cant even guarantee 2mbps DSL yet. their landlines infrastructure doesnt even support 4mbps in Karachi!

    • Very True. PTCL couldn’t keep its promise for EVO 3.1 and EVO 9.0 how come they EVEN THINK ABOUT 50 MB??

      Or are we too stupid to buy any crap they have to sell?

      I saw the rating was going down about EVO 3.1 at PTCL Site, and then some Genius at PTCL had to modify the results from the backend to show the opposite results.

      Brotherly advice is: Please do not go for PTCL…this is 90’s that we don’t have options and need to go to the suckers….go for anything else other than PTCL …they’re just crap and …worse..their support…

      Anyway, buy yourself and have some taste…. :D

  • 50 Mbps?
    Don’t gimme that gay shit,they cn’t even provide 1mbps fully,and they’re trying to give 50mbps?
    Every idiot thats gonna buy that is a complete Idiot.

  • First of all improve ur landline connectivity or QOS (quality of service) because everything is running from ur line ur DSL,SMART TV,CAMERA etc if ur line is dead the all of the connectivity is down so first improve the landline connectivity and first introduce some that type of technology which has some backup line if one line is dead another is active VDSL bounding is not enough for us ….

    even a micro distortion or interference in ur landline will affect ur DSL speed and i think i had complained last 3 month for landline dis connectivity but response from the gulistan-e-juahar exchange finally i gave 500 rs to lineman and active my line this what the complaint has been entertained and this is the service PTCL gave to us , 50MB is useless without better line connectivity.

  • PTCL have to improve its landline connectivity. I am using 4mb connection and our exchange infrastructure at lahore (Badamibagh Exchange) didn’t support data rate greater than 2048kb (2MB).

    So, it is not possible on PTCL current Infrastructure.

  • Well, the PTCL landline internet is going up with bandwidth and V-PTCL (V-fone) is standstill at the initial 230kbps.

    Will PTCL plan to improve vfone services?

  • Dear PTCL,

    I am writing you this mail regarding my concerns of PTCL broadband, I am continuously facing issues since 19th April regarding multiple queries, every day a new ticket number is generated against my query and every next day I get a text that your issue has been resolved, I have always been told that there will be a visit, I have received multiple calls regarding visit, but no one has showed at my doorstep till now. You can see my number of complains since 19th April (Complain numbers given: 07, 41, 13884, 5895, 104, 189 etc), I will not be telling my PTCL number because your system should be capable enough to track my PTCL number against the following complain numbers.

    You can listen my call recordings since 19th April; your call representatives have never taken my problems seriously and have always blamed the other departments like exchanges and back-end connectivity issues, who am I to know regarding exchanges and back-end, my concern is PTCL not other departments of PTCL. Even your customer service is not aware of the modem I am using, I had the picture that a good company must have an inventory system and the product you sell to the customer must be existing in your inventory system, but I am sorry to inform you that this is not the case. Every time I call, there are three Steps after hearing long IVR’s for more than 15-20 min.

    1. What is your modem model?

    2. Are you in front of your system?

    3. Please hold while your call is being transferred to technical Support.

    Again after listening to long IVR’s, the technical representative requests to access, and he asks to reset your password and reboot, still the issue is not resolved, he forward the ticket for visit. I don’t get the point, what is the purpose of technical visit, If you can access everything sitting in your office, I only have your modem nothing else. Your servers are placed at your premises.

    I have always been told that the solution time is 24 hours, but in every case it has taken more than 1-2 weeks time, I am sure you must be that much capable that you can calculate the number of hours.

    I have two issues from PTCL and I don’t care how many complain numbers you generate and resolve on your own:

    1: My internet disconnects after every 20 min for 2-3 sec, which stops all the applications I am running online. I am concern why PTCL can’t have any logs which can resolve the issue timely, the technical support replies that we only see connect and disconnects but still they are not able to solve the problem.

    2: I am using a package of 1 MB and according to PTCL, for the benefit of the customer we have increased it to 2 MB, if I am paying for 1mb, I should at least be getting 1 MB rather than just moving it to 2 MB for marketing strategy and not even providing the paid speed.

    Now let us all see how PTCL with Net Profit of Rs.4.972 Billion deals an unhappy customer.

  • salam everyone.

    I have been using ptcl broadband (4mb) since 29 april 2011… In the beginning I had to face a lot of problems due to poor customer support but after a very short time the technical support person became my friend and since then my connection is working ok . And i am getting exactly 4 mb. But 2 days ago my phone line is dead but my net is working properly :)… Ptcl rockxx

  • WOW.
    Iss waqat Ptcl ko 4 Mb ka Rs.1999 pay krna parta hai.
    Toh 50Mb ka connection @ Rs.10,000 Lagwao. 5 log share kro. Per person Rs 2000 pay krna paray ga. So 2000 may 10Mb ki speed enjoy kro. :D
    Ptcl Rockkkkkkkkkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    PTCL is giving 50mb connection for 40,000 per month and 15,000 installation charges.

    PTCL Call Center

  • it is great. If it work properly and regulary.
    Many people take a more information on net in less time due to it.
    I also say that ptcl start fast net on mobile.

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