PTCL & 1LINK Sign Agreement for Hosting Their Primary Data Center Facility

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has inked a Data Center Hosting agreement with 1LINK Guarantee Limited, which is the largest national payment network in Pakistan for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (POS) network, for a term of three years. This initiative will be deployed at PTCL’s Data Center facility in Karachi

The agreement was signed by Farooq Ahmed Jalali, EVP Digital Services, PTCL and Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited. Those who were present on the occasion were Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & Chief Executive Officer, PTCL, Umar Farooqi, General Manager, Digital Services, PTCL, Azimullah Khan, CIO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, Bashir Khan, COO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, Azeem Siddiqui, Head of IT, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, along with other officials.

Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO PTCL, said,

PTCL’s customer-centric strategy coupled with its modern & reliable network is the first choice for enterprises to avail one-window ICT solutions. 1LINK has conveyed its trust on PTCL by awarding its production site to us which validates the reliability of PTCL Data Centers in the region’s telecom market.

Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, said:

The synergy of PTCL with 1LINK is an ideal alliance to achieve 1LINK’s goal to deliver exceptional client experience and inclusion of next-generation applications by virtue of PTCLs’ huge and resilient infrastructure. This agreement portrays 1LINK’s full confidence on PTCL’s network infrastructure and expertise in the field of ICT & Data Center Facility and opens the doors for further collaboration with PTCL on exciting customer centric products.

Farooq Ahmed Jalali, EVP Digital Services, PTCL, said,

We are glad to have 1LINK onboard and support them in achieving operational excellence and scoring benchmarks for financial industry on digitalization through introduction of technology based products and services. 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.


  • Ab 1Link ka ALLAH Hafiz hai :)

    • Nabeel

      One Link already had one of their site at PTCL DC.

    • Abid Ali

      Data centers have multiple redundant connections and have 99.99% uptime. Even if the submarine cables cut, they’ll first provide link to their DC and then general customers.

    • Ghazanfar A. Khan

      90% chance yehi hai k aap ka ye comment bhi PTCL k functional internet kee wajah say post hoowa hai chaahay provider koi bhi ho aap ka.

      Secondly agar ptcl use ker rahe hain tou complaint register karen or us ka proper follow up karen. Old DPs kharaab hoee hoee hain or sahee throughput nahi day sakteen. apni complaint mein clear karen k aap k computers, mobiles, modem/router, cable mein koi fault nahi hai. Aap replace ker k check ker chukkay hain sub kuch. Ab Exchange DP replace kare. Is k leeye aap PTCL BB Lahore office k kisi supervisor ko bhi involve karen. Wo supervisor sahab aap kee exchange waalon ko kuch days call karen gay, phir aap kee DP replace ho jaae gee or PTCL properly kaam kerna shooroo ker day ga. Mainay 9 years complaints keen. Last time August mein jub proper followup keeya tou unhon nay Lahore office k pressure mein DP replace ker dee. Ab koi frequent disconnection nahi. 4Mb k connection pay almost uninterrupted
      450-510 KiloBytes receive ker raha hoon.

  • Rashid alamgir khan

    The only good thing of CubeXS was that it was a neutral location.

  • Ali Hasan

    Chlo ab PTCL pehle se zyada down rahe gi :v