Published On:September 9 2014
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Polycom bags deal from Pakistan Telecom.
Polycom India has bagged a deal from Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd. (PTCL) to render videoconferencing and content collaboration service for the latter's customers.
As part of this partnership, PTCL will become a reseller of Polycom endpoints and managed services, according to a press statement.
Financial details of the engagement were not disclosed.
State-owned PTCL is the backbone of Pakistan’s telecommunication infrastructure, providing telephonic and Internet services nationwide.
PTCL manages and operates around 2000 telephone exchanges across the country, according to Wikipedia. Services such as GSM, CDMA, Broadband Internet, IPTV, wholesale are an increasing part of its business.
'The service is a cost effective solution aimed at empowering corporate businesses and SMEs to swiftly react to market opportunities and improve customer interactions while reducing Capex and improving efficiency,' added Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer of PTCL.
As per Polycom, the new service will give Pakistani companies the flexibility to deploy enterprise-grade video collaboration. 'Based on an annual subscription service model, they can easily adjust their investment in video collaboration as the scale and requirements of their organisation change, supporting business development and growth at any speed,' Polycom said.
The Nasdaq-listed Polycom had recorded annual revenue of approximately $1.37 billion in 2013.