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[January 18, 2013]

PTCL, Meezan Bank ink agreement for data center services [Pakistan Press International]

(Pakistan Press International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited PTCL, the largest integrated telecommunications services provider in the country, and Meezan Bank have announced signing an agreement for Data Center services provisioning.

Under the agreement, PTCL will provide Data Center services to Meezan Bank for its Disaster Recovery Data Center DRDC. This strategic partnership shall enable Meezan Bank in disaster recovery and business continuity, reduce internal network operations cost, provide geographical redundancy and add greater resilience to its network.

The agreement was signed by Zaman Gulzar, PTCL Executive Vice President EVP, National Sales and Arif Ul Islam, Chief Operating Officer COO & Executive Director, Meezan Bank, at a ceremony held at Meezan Bank Head Office in Karachi. Other senior officials from PTCL and Meezan Bank were also present at the occasion.

The state of the art Data Centers of PTCL offer strategic ICT solutions through a highly secure and reliable network infrastructure providing optimum network security, storage facilities, resource utilization and scalability which reduce the cost of data ownership and management.

PTCL will host Meezan Bank's data services at the company's Data Center in Islamabad, providing convenient and secure network support to the bank's 300 branches in 90 cities nationwide. PTCL has also recently signed an agreement with Meezan Bank, enabling the banks customers to enjoy PTCL EVO Wireless Broadband services along with the services of Meezan Bank.

Zaman Gulzar, PTCL Executive Vice President EVP, National Sales, while speaking at the occasion said, "This partnership will enable Meezan Bank to increase its productivity and focus on its core business of financial solutions. PTCL's dynamic end to end ICT solutions provide reliable network services, continuous operation support and scalability for network expansion".

Faiz ur Rehman, Chief Information Officer, Meezan Bank while speaking on the occasion said "the synergy between PTCL and Meezan Bank will improve operational efficiency of Meezan Bank and augment our vision of delivering exceptional services to our customers".

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