National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) and Microsoft Corporation have signed a Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) to cooperate on developing ICT businesses and solutions for Government and Corporate customers.
NTC is government based IT and telecommunication service provider in Pakistan. Managing Director NTC, Viqar Rashid Khan, Ms. Leila Sarhan, Microsoft General Manager and other officials were present on the occasion. MD NTC Viqar Rashid Khan said,
“I am pleased to announce that NTC has made yet another historical achievement by partnering with Microsoft Corporation. It shows Microsoft Corporation’s trust and confidence in Government of Pakistan and NTC. Over the last three years as per the vision of Honorable Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to “digitize Pakistan” and under the able guidance of Minister of IT, Mrs. Anusha Rehman NTC has made significant progress in providing the state of art Telecom /ICT services in Public Sector. NTC is also committed to reach out for innovative solutions to automate Government processes.”
NTC is the first Telecom operator which has launched “NTC GoSmart app” and Machine to Machine (M2M) Services in Pakistan. NTC has recently established the first cloud-based Tier-III National Data Center for the Government of Pakistan. The services of NTC are well recognized by many national and international organizations.
Speaking at this occasion, Microsoft General Manager said,
“With this SPLA partnership, service providers like NTC can license Microsoft products in Pakistan. NTC can host software services and applications for their customers. Some of the key benefits of this partnership will be to deliver tailored IT services through a dedicated or shared hosting environment, provide customers with the most current and capable Microsoft platform and to have the option to focus on hosting application solutions platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and acquire infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from a Data Center Provider, including Microsoft Azure.”
NTC has completed over 85% of its ADP projects during last FY 2015-16 and has extended its network from 54 to 87 cities. Over 50% network has been shifted from TDM to IP-based Next Generation Network (NGN). During the current financial year, NTC claims to complete 100% of its projects in time which will be a record in the history of NTC.
Source: Press Release
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