PTCL Signs Microsoft, Enhances its Cloud Computing Portfolio


Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL), after their recent update on the PCIDSS certification announced last week that in an effort to enhance its Cloud Services portfolio, they have signed Microsoft. The announcement revealed their partnership on Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Service Provider Licensing Agreement Partnership (SPLA) with Microsoft.

On behalf of PTCL and Microsoft, Adil Rashid Chief Digital Services Officer PTCL, and Abid Zaidi Country Manager Microsoft Pakistan signed the agreement. The signing ceremony was held at the PTCL Headquarters Islamabad, and was attended by Dr. Daniel Ritz PTCL President & CEO, Leila Serhan Regional General Manager Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean & Pakistan and other high-ranking officials from both companies.

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PTCL recognizes that every business is different and each cloud deployment requires customization with elements that make the overall solution unique to the customer, thereby befitting individual business strategies.

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program will allow PTCL to offer an array of services using Microsoft Cloud inclusive of Microsoft Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Power BI, Windows & other value-added services across Pakistan.

Microsoft Service Provider Licensing agreement (SPLA) will enable PTCL to offer Microsoft’s updated service portfolio across its own in-country Cloud platform on a flexible billing model.

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Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL on the occasion said,

PTCL’s collaboration with Microsoft is a significant step in our efforts to enhance our Digital Solutions offerings to create greater value for our Enterprise and SME Customers, who will now get benefit through best-in-class cloud solutions. We believe that this initiative will be a strong catalyst in development of the ICT sector in Pakistan.

Leila Serhan, Regional General Manager, Microsoft said

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, and today’s announcement is an important milestone on this journey in Pakistan. With Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) & Microsoft Service Provider Licensing agreement (SPLA) partnership, our customers can now get everything from one vendor which makes PTCL a one-window solution provider, thereby simplifying processes for end customers. This is exactly what the customer needs today.

This partnership with Microsoft would open up new Digital Services opportunities for PTCL as well as its enterprise and SME customers, whereby PTCL would be able to develop deeper business relationships; emerging as an end-to-end business partner.

PTCL customers will benefit from tailored IT services offered through a dedicated as well as shared hosting environment. Moreover, customers would be able to use the most current and updated Microsoft platform.