KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the largest Information Communication Technology (ICT) services provider in the country, has inked an agreement with Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) to provide ICT services, as managed model nationwide.
Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer, PTCL and Air Vice Marshal Khawar Hussain, Deputy Director General, PCAA, signed the agreement for establishment of the state-of-the-art communication system at Civil Aviation headquarters in Karachi.
The project will facilitate Air Traffic Controllers in transmitting and receiving data in real time over the redundant last mile connectivity for PCAA radar sites and airports in a faster and reliable manner. The implementation of new system will also help in enhancing audio communication between Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots in a manner that all the communication will take place in real time without any distortion. The setup will provide an efficient, scalable, reliable communication system to meet all the operational and business requirements of Civil Aviation Authority.
Air Vice Marshal Khawar Hussain, Deputy DG PCAA said at the occasion, “the new system will not only make Pakistan Air Space more secure and safe, but it will also help in setting the benchmark by having state-of-the-art technology in place”.
Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Service Officer, PTCL while commenting at the signing ceremony said, “We are delighted to partner with Civil Aviation Authority and would like to appreciate CAA for its trust in PTCL’s sophisticated ICT infrastructure and services. PTCL possesses full capacity to deliver such a strategic and innovative communication system to Civil Aviation Authority.