Press Release: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced its financial results for the 2nd quarter from 1st October 2010 to 31st December 2010. The company announced a net profit of Rs. 1.94 billion compared to Rs. 2.78 billion recorded in the same period last year.
PTCL half yearly net profit for year 2010-11 stood at Rs. 4.02 billion compared to Rs. 5.35 billion for the preceding year.
In the first half of the financial year 2010-11, PTCL continued its strategy of innovation and futuristic growth. By developing new sources of income, on the commercial side, the growth momentum of PTCL remained strong in emerging segments of Broadband and Corporate Services. PTCL remained focused on its strategy by providing multiple solutions to the business and household market segments and extending vital services to other telecom operators in Pakistan.
One of the major highlights of the first half of the current financial year was the launch of IMEWE submarine cable 13000 kilometer of the most advanced fiber optic submarine cable traveling through three continents to interconnect South Asia to Western Europe. IMEWE along with PTCL’s previous two submarine cables namely SMW3, SMW4 holds the status of a backbone for country’s telecommunication infrastructure.
Another big achievement was the launch of PTCL’s Data Centers in Karachi and Lahore, which are designed and built to accommodate comprehensive data in a secured, managed and climatically controlled environment. These internationally certified and recognized Data Centres benefit PTCL’s customers in terms of cost-effectiveness, efficiently of processes and scalability of needs.
PTCL has also worked on the network expansion in the financial year. The Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE) has been expanded by establishing an international presence. PTCL has also planned expansions in areas, which were not served before through USF subsidy.
In order to address the diversified needs of its customer base, PTCL continued to introduce innovative products and services based on latest technology. PTCL remained the largest and fastest growing broadband service provider in Pakistan and has launched 2Mbps Broadband Data Rate for its customers.
PTCL has also been the recipient of the prestigious Consumer’s Choice Award 2010 for its product EVO. PTCL EVO NITRO wireless broadband service based on 3G technology has revolutionized the internet experience in the country. In less than a year, EVO has become the country’s fast growing wireless broadband network with connectivity and roaming in over 100 cities across.
Conscious efforts were made to further facilitate landline customers by expanding the spectrum of available services and packages. The geographical reach of popular packages was extended to benefit a broader customer base. PTCL further streamlined its pricing strategy to make it more customer focused by offering convenient payment plans.
Besides the already available Pakistan Plus and International Plus packages, regional packages for new areas and local call packages were introduced in certain cities. A positive shift in landline usage was witnessed because of unified rate of Rs.1 per minute on-net calls. Several special promotions were also launched for special occasions.
President PTCL Walid Irshaid commenting on the results said,
“I am pleased to announce that we remained focused on our strategy of positioning PTCL as the leading integrated telecom company in Pakistan providing multiple solutions to business and household market segments and extending vital services to other telecom operators in Pakistan”. He said “we remain highly conscious of the fact that our success and growth can only come from satisfied customers and it remains our challenge to provide friendly, seamless and prompt customer’s service.The management and employees of PTCL remain committed to provide quality services at competitive prices through optimal use of resource for achieving enhanced revenue and greater levels of customer satisfaction as well as improved shareholders’ value.
“To this end, we endeavour to embark on several new projects intended to bring PTCL closer to the customers”, he further said, adding that “we strongly believe that PTCL is poised to grow and remain the leading and dominant integrated telecom service provider of choice for customers throughout Pakistan”.