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PTCL wins prestigious ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award 2012
May 30, 2012

Islamabad:Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has been honored by the prestigious U.S.-based Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with the “ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award 2012” for its outstanding achievements and organizational performance in geographic information systems (GIS) and programs.

“PTCL’s GIS program stood out from amongst more than 100,000 others worldwide for its outstanding use of GIS technology in the existing network,” said Founder & President ESRI, Jack Danger on the occasion. “We have selected PTCL for this year’s award on the basis of its innovative applications of GIS technology in Pakistan.”

PTCL has been recognized by ESRI for its expert deployment of GIS in Islamabad region based on ESRI’s ArcGIS platform with telecom intelligence added through Telcordia’s NE software for purposes of access network planning and documentation. Building further on its work, the telecom giant’s pipeline initiatives will be geared to create a geographical common operating picture for multiple applications.

“This is yet another global recognition of PTCL’s technological edge and prowess in a competitive field,” said PTCL President & CEO, Walid Irshaid, on the occasion. “My heartiest congratulations and thanks go to all PTCL employees for their hard work and commitment, which continue to bring accolades for our Company.”

“The ESRI GIS Award 2102 highlights our Company’s talent and fortifies our resolve to take PTCL to new heights,” said PTCL Chief Technical Officer, Muhammad Nasrullah, while congratulating his team on the occasion.

The U.S.-based ESRI is the world’s largest GIS organization with more than 0.35 million affiliates and more than one million users. It is the only global company with a GIS portfolio covering all sectors of life starting from health to telecommunications. It is estimated that more than 70% GIS users worldwide deploy ESRI products in one form or other.

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