PTCL & IBM to Launch Public Cloud Services in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has signed an agreement with IBM Italia S.p.A (Pakistan), for launching Public Cloud Services in Pakistan. The IBM turnkey solution will be hosted at PTCL’s state-of-the-art Data Centers in Lahore and Karachi for corporate customers.

This is a landmark agreement between two leading industry players. PTCL, using the IBM cloud platform, will be offering cutting edge services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Disaster Recovery Site (DRS), Backup and Storage as a Service along with Webhosting Solutions and Compute on Demand to customers in Pakistan.

The IBM cloud platform, equipped with the latest technologies, is an important step forward in developing a viable information technology infrastructure and a natural progression of PTCL’s successful datacenter business in Pakistan.

On the occasion, Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital & Corporate Services Officer, PTCL, said: “The PTCL-IBM Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) agreement is an important step forward in our efforts to create greater value, not only for our customers but the entire enterprise segment.

Corporate customers and SMEs will now have best-in-class cloud services to benefit from. We believe that this initiative will be a strong catalyst in development of the ICT sector in Pakistan.”

Ghazanfar Ali, General Manager, IBM Pakistan said: “Cloud is changing the IT landscape across the world. This collaboration brings a reliable in country Public Cloud service built on the well-established capabilities of IBM and PTCL. IBM is a global leader in IaaS due to the differentiation it provides in key areas like Security, Flexibility and Innovation.

Now enterprises can focus more on their core business as IBM and PTCL can take care of their infrastructure needs with world-class technology, connectivity and processes.”


  • spyfunter

    Once the cloud services are launched successfully and PTCL receives their money after this cloud services would be left all alone and unattended with zero after sales and customer services. Same as PTCL’s ISP unit.

    Let’s hope for the best!

  • Ahsan

    PTCL cannot be trusted for such a critical business service

  • Junaid

    PTCL has great planners in their ranks. It is usually the first to come up with new commercial ideas in Pakistan. It has one of the best and quality networks in Pakistan. However customer care and operations is their weakest. This weakness in general results in bad customer experience resulting in unsatisfied customers.