Ptcl (Company)

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The company provides telephonic and Internet services nationwide and is the backbone for the country's telecommunication infrastructure despite the arrival of a dozen other telecommunication corporations, including Telenor  Corps and China Mobile Ltd. The corporation manages and operates around 2000 telephone exchanges across the country, providing the largest fixed-line network. Data and backbone services such as GSM, HSPA+, CDMA, LTE, broadband Internet, IPTV, and wholesale are an increasing part of its business.[1] - pk

Title Description
Type: Private, Public
Local Language Name: پاکستان ٹیلی کمیونیکیشن کارپوریشن
Traded As: KSE: PTC
Industry: Telecommunications
Founded: August 14, 1947
Headquarter: Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Venue, Pakistan
Key People: Dr. Daniel Ritz (President, CEO) Azamat Ali Ranjha (Chairman) Muhammad Nehmatullah Toor (SEVP, CFO) Tariq Salman (CTO)[
Product: Wireless Telephone Internet IPTV
Revenue: 75.75 billion (US$720 million) - 2015
Operating income: 8.76 billion (US$84 million) - 2015
Owner: Pakistan government (62%) Etisalat Telecommunications (26%)
Number of employees: So Many
Subsidiaries: Ufone GSM


ptcl Mono
ptcl Mono


ptcl Management
ptcl Management
Pakistan  Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) took over operations and functions from  Pakistan Telephone and Telegraph Department under Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Act 1991. This coincided with the Government's competitive policy, encouraging private sector participation and resulting in award of licenses for cellular, card-operated pay-phones, paging and, lately, data communication services.[2] About ptcl - History Pursuing a progressive policy, the Government in 1991, announced its plans to privatize PTCL, and in 1994 issued six million vouchers exchangeable into 600 million shares of the would-be PTCL in two separate placements. Each had a par value of Rs. 10 per share. These vouchers were converted into PTCL shares in mid-1996.PTCL launched its mobile and data services subsidiaries in 2001 by the name of Ufone  and PakNet respectively. None of the brands made it to the top slots in the respective competitions. Lately, however,  Ufone had increased its market share in the cellular sector. The PakNet brand has effectively dissolved over the period of time. Recent DSL services launched by PTCL reflects this by the introduction of a new brand name and operation of the service being directly supervised by PTCL.[3] - pk

Digital Telephones

PTCL had started with 10 digit numbers for digital telephones. The first three (in case of smaller cities, 4 or 5) signified the area code (e.g. 042 for  Lahore ) and the rest (7 for large cities, 6 or 5 for smaller ones) were the subscriber's number. Due to the large demand for landlines in  Lahore and  Karachi , in 2009, PTCL decided to increase the 7-digit subscriber numbers to 8-digits, adding "9" before existing Government numbers and "3" before the others (e.g. the number 042-7878787 before 2009, was changed to 042-37878787).[4] 8 digits - Lahore


ptcl Etisalat
ptcl Etisalat


Being Pakistan's largest ADSL2+ provider, PTCL primarily provides its customers with ADSL broadband, however as demand for higher bandwidth connections has increased, PTCL is upgrading its customers to VDSL2 and FTTH GPON in a few major cities, namely  Karachi ,  Lahore ,  Rawalpindi and  Peshawar .


Wireless options are also available under the 'EVO Nitro' or 'CharJi Evo' brand names. The former being based on EvDo Rev A and B, and the latter using LTE technology. This is done using PTCL's 1900 MHz WLL frequency that was previously used for their Vfone CDMA2000 network. There is seamless LTE coverage in  Karachi ,  Lahore , Rawalpindi and  Islamabad , whereas there is coverage for EvDo Rev B (up to 9.3 Mbps) in the remaining 200+ cities.[5] PTCL - Information

Vfone Network

PTCL V fone Service
PTCL V fone Service
Voice services used to be provided through PTCL's CDMA2000 network, which was broadcast over the 1900 MHz WLL frequency under the 'Vfone' brand name, however the network was shut down on 31 August 2016 nationwide.


In addition to these services, PTCL also offers one of the world's first commercial Digital HD TV services based on DVB-IPTV with the brand name of Smart TV.[6] - pk PTCL users can also stream live TV using the SmartTV application for Windows and Android OS.[7] Smart TV - App


PTCL provides its fixed line telephone services in many cities of Pakistan.

Company Profile

Corporate Vision

PTCL Features
PTCL Features
To be the leading Information and Communication Technology Service Provider in the region by achieving customer satisfaction and maximizing shareholders' value'.


To achieve our vision by having: An organizational environment that fosters professionalism, motivation and quality[8] Services that are based on the -   optimum technology
  • An environment that is cost effective and quality conscious
  • Services that are based on the most optimum technology
  • "Quality" and "Time" conscious customer service
  • Sustained growth in earnings and profitability

Core Values

  • Professional Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Loyalty to the Company
PTCL is all set to redefine the established boundaries of the telecommunication market and is shifting the productivity frontier to new heights. Today, for millions of people, we provide instant access to new products and ideas. More importantly, by setting free the spirit of innovation, we enable higher  living standards through our ICT services.[9] established boundaries of the -   telecommunication

Business Corporate Users

For clear communication the first choice of business circles is PTCL landline telephone, for local, nationwide and international calling. Today businesses can have 10-100 lines with modern day services to meet their needs. These include options like Caller-ID, call-forwarding, call-waiting, Call Barring, to name a few.

Other business specific services include

PTCL Main Office
PTCL Main Office
0800-Toll free number, 0900-Preminum rate services, VPN-Virtual Private Network, Audio Conference Service, Digital Cross Connect (DXX), ISDN (Policy), Teleplus (ISDN/BRI), Digital Phone Facilities/ Modification Charges, UAN, UIN.

Carriers Services

As carriers-carrier, we provide the core infrastructure services to the cellular, LDIs, Local Loop operators, ISPs, Call Centers and payphone operators. We provide all carrier services, right from inter-connects and telehousing to DPLC and IPLC connectivity. Our interconnect services are provided from our 3200 exchange locations that connect your carriers networks domestically, in addition to providing IPLC bandwidths to connect you internationally through our four international gateways and SEA-ME-WE3, SEA-ME-WE4 and IMEWE submarine cables Furthermore to provide connectivity to operators in the extreme remote areas of the country, PTCL launched its state of the art satellite service (Skylink).PTCL satellite service (Skylink) is provided using the Intelsat Satellite System, an undisputed leader in satellite communications.[10] interconnect services are provided from - exchange

White Label Services

PTCL customers can now provide uninterrupted services to their clients without undertaking large scale investment in infrastructure or developing expertise in their own network.PTCL White Label Services are focused on speed and simplicity at minimal capex. This enables our customers to offer their own branded WLL, DSL etc to customers nationally, together with an array of key support services.[11] PTCL White Label Services are-   focused on speed


PTCL Telephone
PTCL Telephone
PTCL landline has always been a part of family and providing services from generations and it continues to be the primary choice of customers for making voice calls for many decades. PTCL gives its customers highest quality at very affordable rates along with attractive packages and Value Added Services to choose from. PTCL offers many attractive packages like Freedom Package, International Packages, Mobile Buckets & Double Up Unlimited (double play services)

International Network

PTCL’s ability to support both individual and corporate customers on a cross-border basis is anchored by its extensive network of submarine cables.In order to ensure service availability to expanded customer base of PTCL, the said bandwidth procurement was strategically spread on each of our existing three submarine cable size. I-ME-WE, SEA-ME-WE3 and SEA-ME-WE4. PTCL is the only telecom operator in Pakistan having a network of three redundant and resilient submarine cable systems thus offering its customers better quality of service.  [12] individual and corporate customers on  -   cross-border

Satellite Communication

PTCL Setllite system
PTCL Setllite system
PTCL has Intelsat Standard Earth Stations near Karachi  and Islamabad. These installations provide the diversity for International voice connectivity and also work as Hub for domestic satellite users. There are four Intelsat Standard B Earth Stations at Islamabad, Gilgit, Skardu and Gawadar.[13] PTCL has Intelsat Standard  -   Earth Stations

Registered Office

  • Company Registration Number : 0035959
  • Company NTN Number: 0801599-6
  • Registered Office
  • PTCL Headquarters,
  • Block-E, Sector G-8/4,
  • Islamabad-44000, Pakistan.
  • Fax: +92-51-2263733
  • Web:

Associated Companies

Associated undertakings
  •    TF Pipes Limited
  •    Emirates Telecommunication Corporation
  •    Etisalat International Pakistan
  •    Etisalat - Afghanistan

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan
  • Mr.Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim
  • Mr. Shahid Mahmood
  • Mr. Khalifa Al Shamsi
  • Mr. Mudassar Hussain
  • Mr. Tariq Bajwa
  • Mr. Hatem Dowidar
  • Mr. Serkan Okandan
  • Mr. Abdulrahim Abdulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani