PTCL & ZTE Agreed to Join Hands for Innovation on Big Video in Pakistan

Islamabad (March 5, 2016): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation agreed for setting up a strategic alliance and signed a memorandum of understanding  (MoU) for establishment of a Joint Innovation Center (JIC) on Big Videos in Pakistan, in a ceremony, held at Islamabad yesterday. This JIC would be an initiative of PTCL and ZTE for Smart TV development and to enable PTCL for provision of high quality video services to its customers both on TV and mobile devices.


The MoU was signed by Chief Commercial Officer PTCL Adnan Shahid and Vice President Multimedia Products and Services ZTE, Frank Fang.

 This agreement will be helpful to strengthen up the PTCL’s Digital Ecosystem based on Video Solutions and will support the convergence of the PTCL ICT infrastructure to counter emerging OTT technologies and improving competence and innovation levels with an eye on future planning. This partnership shall also establish a process of research and development which would lay down an operation model for PTCL to create the best experience for customers in terms of Smart TV usage in addition to offering superior services such as 4K Ultra High Definition TV.
This Joint Innovation Center will allow both PTCL and ZTE to share resources, exchange knowledge and tap into the potential of the latest available technologies. Now PTCL will be able to further enhance its Smart TV offering, bring in more value and provide new, value-added services to customers. PTCL offers state of the art digital TV with time-shift and video on demand services. PTCL Smart TV app using ZTE platform was nominated for the Best Mobile App in the Media, Film, TV/Video category of GSMA Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) 2016 recently at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Adnan Shahid, Chief Commercial Officer PTCL, said: “PTCL has been a leader in providing digital entertainment. Big video JIC in Pakistan will enable us to provide new and innovative video services for people in Pakistan with local research and development to meet our local, cultural and digital requirements”.
Mr. Zhu Jinyun, Senior Vice President Cloud Computing & IT ZTE, said on the occasion:  “ZTE is a market leader in Video OTT in the world. We are pleased to see PTCL using our platform to offer live TV and videos to its customers. We feel excited to further collaborate with PTCL in various domains including PTCL Smart TV for creating superior user experience for customers in Pakistan”.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest ICT services provider in Pakistan, encompassing fixed line voice telephony, Wireline and Wireless broadband internet, Broadband and multimedia services, digital television and a wide array of corporate solutions for businesses and enterprises. ZTE Corporation is a leading provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions around the globe, with operations in 160 countries.


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