National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Internet Services Remained Uninterrupted Despite of International Submarine Cable Fault
Islamabad; August 6, 2017: National Telecommunication Corporation subscribers would continue to enjoy uninterrupted high speed internet services despite fault in international submarine optic fiber cable. The services of other internet service providers in the country have been hampered since Saturday due to some technical fault in international submarine optic fiber cable, connecting Pakistan with the rest of the world. After the fault, National Telecommunication Corporation is routing traffic through alternate means of communication.
Managing Director NTC Brig retired Viqar Rashid Khan said that today when most of the correspondence has been shifted on the internet -no organization small or big can afford absence from cyber space for even small fraction of time.
For government organisations cyber absence may result in huge irreparable loss. Realizing the importance of steady internet and other ICT services NTC arranged alternate means of communication, he said.
“It makes me proud that at a time when internet services are down in almost whole of the country, the NTC customers are enjoying high speed seamless internet along with other state of the art telecom facilities”, said Managing Director NTC Brig retired Viqar Rashid Khan.
Specialized services mean extra costs but in order to ensure uninterrupted high quality ICT services to our valued customers we happily bear all additional expenses, he said.
MD said during last four years, the broadband penetration of NTC for public sector has been more than doubled, through offering competitive tariff packages and deploying optical fiber based network connecting all government institutions for flawless provision of telecom ICT services.
He emphasized that NTC has a competitive edge over other private operators whereby the corporation has deployed most expensive and highly efficient security measures for safety of government data and communication.
In line with the Government’s policy, to provide enabling environment and enhance efficiency of Government functionaries through broadband penetration, and under the able guidance of Minister of IT, Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan, NTC undertook major development activities for building and upgrading state of the art optical fiber network throughout Pakistan. He said NTC is committed to achieve Digital Pakistan – a vision of Government of Pakistan.
National Telecommunication Corporation is providing secure and state of the art ICT services in public sector. Brig Retired Viqar Rashid Khan is serving as MD NTC since 2013. Government has awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition to his services.