Viqar Rashid Khan, Chairman NTC, said that the company has planned a process to establish submarine cable landing station at the Gwadar deep sea port.
NTC Plans Submarine Cable Landing Station at Gwadar Port
While talking to APP, he said:
“Laying of optical fiber cable (OFC) to start connectivity from Shikarpur to Gwadar. Along the new Motorways under CPEC, Cross Border Connectivity with Iran, China and Afghanistan and vice versa is also in progress.”
He also said,
“Despite the downward trend in use of fixed line telephone in the country. NTC has been able to increase its fixed line subscriber base by 6%. Broadband subscribers to 36% which record growth and performance.”
Due to migration of TDM to IP based NGN network, NTC has been capable to develop 54,000 telephone sets and 6,000 broadband in a record one year.
Strategies of the past three years at NTC have grossed nationwide approval and acknowledgements, the chairman further added. It has resulted in a reversal from a damage making unit few years back.
NTC due to its innovative services and products has been offering its subscribers multi-service data network, Intranet, email, DSL and other customized services at par with any topnotch telecom service providers.
National Data Center, though, he said, is the first of its kind for the government. NDC is mainly a Modular Scalable Cloud Computing Data Center. It will be progressively extended through self-created profits.
Khan said that NTC is going to empower its customers to join the swim in terms of imminent telecom technologies.