1Link Signs PTCL for Data Center Facility


The largest national payment network in Pakistan for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (POS) network 1Link has signed an agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) for hosting a data center for the term of three years. The new data center will be set at PTCL’s data center settlement in Karachi as part of the agreement.

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CEO and President at PTCL, Dr. Daniel Ritz President said,

PTCL’s customer-centric strategy coupled with its modern & reliable network is the first choice for enterprises to avail one-window ICT solutions. 1LINK has conveyed its trust on PTCL by awarding its production site to us which validates the reliability of PTCL Data Centers in the region’s telecom market.”

The agreement was signed by Farooq Ahmed Jalali, EVP Digital Services, PTCL and Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited. Other important officials from both the organizations that were present were: Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & Chief Executive Officer, PTCL, Umar Farooqi, General Manager, Digital Services, PTCL, Azimullah Khan, CIO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, Bashir Khan, COO, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, Azeem Siddiqui, Head of IT, 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, along with other officials.

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Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO 1Link at the signing of the agreement said:

“The synergy of PTCL with 1LINK is an ideal alliance to achieve 1LINK’s goal to deliver exceptional client experience and inclusion of next-generation applications by virtue of PTCLs’ huge and resilient infrastructure. This agreement portrays 1LINK’s full confidence on PTCL’s network infrastructure and expertise in the field of ICT & Data Center Facility and opens the doors for further collaboration with PTCL on exciting customer centric products,” said