VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, signed an agreement with the National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC). The agreement will enable the IT and telecommunications service provider to modernize the country’s public-sector IT infrastructure. With VMware’s digital foundation, NTC will further expand the government’s capabilities in cloud adoption, enable greater innovation and easier access to cloud-based services, and deliver better and faster digital services for citizens.
The announcement follows the success of the first MoU signed in September 2017, which enabled NTC to test VMware software to accelerate digital transformation within the public sector as part of the government’s Digital Pakistan Initiative.
NTC signed agreement to build Pakistan’s First ‘G-Cloud’
This expansion is in tandem with the rapidly growing number of internet users in Pakistan, which increased by 27 percent in 2017 as compared to a 20 percent increase in 2016. The partnership also aligns with the government’s Vision 2025, which aims to develop a competitive knowledge-based economy through innovation and technological adoption.
As a part of the agreement, VMware will empower NTC to set up a government public cloud that delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions. These services are meant to offer flexibility, agility to scale and mobility, designed to assist with minimal downtime and adequate back-up in the event of man-made or natural disasters.
Mr. Viqar Rashid Khan, MD NTC said:
“We are dedicated to setting up a technology-enabled public sector that can constantly meet the needs of citizens and keep up with the pace of change and disruption. With digital transformation being a top priority for many businesses in Pakistan, we are confident that the G-Cloud will facilitate greater innovation, improve citizen engagement, and create opportunities for digital growth in individuals and organizations across all sectors in the country,”
“VMware software connects, manages, automates and secures digital infrastructure to reliably deliver the apps, services and experiences transforming business and society. With a dynamic and consistent digital foundation, NTC is now at the forefront of delivering a G-cloud that is able to provide world-class digital services for the Government of Pakistan. We are committed to supporting NTC’s digital journey to enable efficient and scalable public-sector services that are responsive to citizens’ needs,” said Daniel Choo, Country Manager, Nascent Markets and Vietnam, VMware.
EZY Infotech, the aggregator for NTC by VMware, also participated in the signing ceremony.
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NTC is the only Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and systems provider to Government/Public sector Organizations throughout Pakistan. The infrastructure include deployment of fiber optic network 4,117 Km in long haul, around 2,000 KMin metro network and including more than 200,000 digital lines voice circuits capacity.
In addition Tier III Cloud based National Data Centre is another state of the art installation serving Public Sector data customers of NTC.
NTC has also made Public Private Partnership with National and International partners having specific goals to build a secure and trusted ICT platform. NTC is also the registrar for پاکستان •domain for Urdu and local languages as authorized by ICANN.
NTC endeavors for provision of Telecom and Data services to help achieving ‘Digital Pakistan’ – the vision of Government of Pakistan.