Athens, February 14, 2011 - INTRACOM TELECOM, a part of SITRONICS, today announced the signing of a contract with PTCL, Pakistan's largest telecommunication carrier and subsidiary of Etisalat, the leading operator in the Middle East, to supply its point-to-multipoint WiBAS systems covering, in this initial phase, Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan. This is a result of the company's growing cooperation with PTCL, following the supply of its point-to-point microwave platform INTRALINK which was signed in 2010.
Under this agreement, INTRACOM TELECOM's WiBAS system will enable PTCL to provide broadband corporate wireless access services to its business customers in Lahore, Pakistan. WiBAS is optimized for applications requiring high availability and high capacity on demand using Adaptive Coding and Modulation (up to 256 QAM), statistical multiplexing and dynamic bandwidth allocation. The system concurrently backhauls 2G and 3G traffic resulting in additional CapEx and OpEx savings for the operator through the re-use of the same system of both applications. WiBAS efficiently utilizizes the point-to-multipoint network architecture providing the highest capacity available in the market today. This carrier class product fully preserves the quality of service for voice and broadband data applications.
Customers spanning from Maxis in Malaysia, MTS Group in Russia, Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates, T-Mobile in Europe and Rolaware in Greece are benefiting the company's most recent point-to-multipoint deployments. INTRACOM TELECOM has strategically focused and is investing heavily on the continuous evolution of its wireless product lines. In the growing shift to broadband, IP-based converged networks, INTRACOM TELECOM is incorporating the latest standards and state-of-the-art technologies in order to deliver cost-effective wireless solutions that address the new requirements of its customers.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is Pakistan's largest converged services carrier providing all telecommunications services from basic voice to data, internet, IPTV, video-conferencing to consumers and complete range of infrastructure services to other carriers, operators and enterprise customers all over the country.
INTRACOM TELECOM is an international telecommunication systems vendor operating in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Russia, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose INTRACOM TELECOM for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. INTRACOM TELECOM has 2,300 employees, operates subsidiaries in 16 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, INTRACOM TELECOM is controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC SISTEMA, the largest consumer services company in Central and Eastern Europe. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.