PTCL and Ufone are working on merging their businesses for long, however, due to design and operations of both the operators, the process has remained very gradual. In a new development both the companies have further merged their sales and distribution, marketing, product and pricing, business operations and corporate strategy functions. According to PTCL the previously merged departments have shown significant improvement in terms of productivity.
A day after countrywide disruption, internet services in Pakistan have been fully restored. In a statement issued on Twitter, Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) said the SMQ-4 submarine cable fault was rectified and internet services restored. Furthermore, it clarified that the “submarine cable AAE1” was not down during the outage. There were faults in two submarine cables, PTCL spokesperson Fariha Shah said.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is trying to recover $800 million from United Arab Emirates (UAE) telecom giant Etisalat on account of privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in a press conference said that a meeting was held with Etisilat for retrieval of the owed $800 million and also promised that the government is fully responsible for the recovery of the accrued money.