PTCL Broadband introduces 8mbps package

Published: July 20, 2010
PTCL has also decided to raise the speeds for existing 2mbps and 4mbps users.

PTCL has also decided to raise the speeds for existing 2mbps and 4mbps users.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company LTD (PTCL) Broadband service achieved another milestone by doubling its broadband data rate speed by introducing a new 8mbps package, which will be effective from July 15, 2010.

In addition to the new package, all existing 2mbps and 4mbps customers have been upgraded to 4mbps and 6mbps data rate respectively on the same tariff. This makes PTCL the highest data rate broadband service provider in the country.

Understanding the pressing needs of the technology oriented era, PTCL has joined hands with USF to promote the development of telecom services (Broadband) in the un-served and under-served areas throughout the length and breadth of the country.

SEVP Commercial Naveed Saeed said that many broadband projects in the central and southern regions of the country are underway for the provisioning and availability of speedy, uninterrupted broadband services to consumers, educational institutes and community centers at highly affordable rates.

EVP Multimedia and Broadband Zomma Mohiuddin said PTCL introduced a number of initiatives and value added services to its broadband product portfolio not only to ensure fast proliferation and growth of broadband service but also has joined hands with USF to ensure the availability of the service to our valued customers in far flung areas of the country.

PTCL is the largest broadband service provider in the country and has acquired over 500,000 broadband users in 600 cities and towns, thereby leading the proliferation and awareness of Broadband services across Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Jul 20, 2010 - 8:16PM

    Good,, But you will never fix the problem of ‘multiple login”….keep it up////Recommend

  • abid
    Jul 20, 2010 - 9:23PM

    4 mbp speed of PTCL can be compared to 2 mbp of other providers. they should first concentrate on improving the current situation rather than ‘achieving milestones’Recommend

  • kala shah kaku
    Jul 20, 2010 - 9:33PM

    why does this sound more like a PR release and less like a news report ? I didnt expect ET would go the way of Daily Times quite so soon… Recommend

  • mrs.junaid
    Jul 20, 2010 - 10:17PM

    plz tell me the monthly charges of mbps.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jul 20, 2010 - 10:24PM

    Broadband is not the only service which PTCL is providing. The entire working of PTCL from customers point of view is in a mess.

    Enquiry 1217 does not provide correct numbers. Usually the helopline operator attend the call and in a hurry always provide a wrong number of an office or a company. The customer has to make several calls to verifity the number as in the first instance, number provided by PTCL when called asked the customer through a recorded message to call again on 1217 as no one is in use of that particular telephone number.

    In this way PTCL generate more traffic to earn more revenue from the subscribers.

    It has been more than 8 years that PTCl did not published alphabetical or numerical telephone directories.

    After every minute the PTCL meter change the digit. If some one has made 500 calls, the subscriber will be charged for 500 rupees in addition to the line rent, special facility like CLI + various government taxes.

    PTCL internet connection does not work properly after midnight till following early morning.

    It is hard to get a telephone fault rectified as it takes a long time for the line man to come. In certain cases, tepelphone numbers remain out of order for months.

    No proper wiring is done in high-rise buildings, as telephone wires keep on hanging in the air.

    In short, the overall performace of PTCL is every respect is below standard and expectations of the subscribers.

    This is one of the reasons that people are not interested to have fixed PTCL lines any more and prefer to use cell phones.

    Despite the fact that major shares of PTCL has been sold to UAE Etisalat Company, performance of PTCL is a big question mark for the high officials.

    In UAE Etisalat does not charge for calls within the same telephone exchange area, they why Etisalat charge for the local calls made within same telephone exchange area in Pakistan? Recommend

  • Ben
    Jul 20, 2010 - 11:04PM

    Etisalat has finally extended its wings to the whole of south Asia after buying PTCL on its own terms. see more at link textRecommend

  • Anwar Ahmad
    Jul 21, 2010 - 12:59AM

    PTCL dumped its majority 1MB users. After the upgrades DSL Network’s speed decrease drastically. The whole infrastructure of PTCL is rotting and no upgrades are in progress. Copper lines are in worst conditions. DSL staff is helpless and users are looking for alternates. Without improving infrastructure the whole exercise is futile.Recommend

  • Jul 21, 2010 - 4:46AM

    After the upgrades My IMB package speed drastically decreased. Recommend

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  • Khurram Ijaz
    Jul 21, 2010 - 2:38PM

    So this is the reason download speeds are now nearly zero recently. Currently downloading a 20 MB file and it has taken over 25 minutes on a supposedly 4MB connection.Recommend

  • Aali Zaidi
    Jul 21, 2010 - 2:49PM

    I would rather call milestone is achieved when the customer service will be improved.
    Pakistani companies are remained behind, because we are very weak at customer services.
    You easily get connection of DSL from pTCL, but if you tangled in any problem afterward then you have to just lament at you fate, to get problem resolved.Recommend

  • Syed Fakhir Ali
    Jul 21, 2010 - 5:54PM

    PTCL needs good service’s for their customers.
    I did not get easily connection of fiber optic DSL from PTCL, I tangled in a problem it, resolved my problem in 2 to 3 days.
    Good luck PTCLRecommend

  • Aristo
    Jul 22, 2010 - 12:17PM

    PTCL must focus on providing the same level of product quality & customer services that Etisalat is providing its UAE customers. If not, the entire exercise of PTCL privatization has gone down the drain, as usual. Recommend

  • Tanveer
    Jul 22, 2010 - 7:45PM

    I think we should start thinking about alternatives now specialy 1MB connection holders :(Recommend

  • Atif
    Aug 26, 2010 - 12:43PM

    But PTCL is the only choice for people of small cities Recommend

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