PTCL selects Viptela to deliver SD-WANs

05 January 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered with technology provider Viptela to help deliver software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).

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Digital services provider Inbox Business Technologies have partnered with Viptela to deploy SD-WAN infrastructures for businesses and service providers in Pakistan, signing up PTCL as its first Viptela customer in the country in the process.

“Viptela’s platform is bleeding edge technology,” said Saad Waraich, chief technology and information officer at PTCL. “What also excites us is that it allows us to dramatically improve time to new services. As a company committed to innovation Viptela was the obvious choice to empower our business.”

The Viptela SD-WAN platform enables Inbox to “mix and match” private and public IP connections such as MPLS, wireless LTE, broadband and Ethernet to meet specific application requirements based on geographic location, topology, bandwidth, and application service availability needs. It also provides centralised management for more agility, service-chaining and stronger security.

It delivers secure end-to-end network virtualisation in the WAN, while providing enterprise grade routing, security, centralised policy and orchestration capabilities. “Viptela solutions enable carriers and service providers in the telecom sector to deliver virtualised WAN services at a 50% lower cost, with 10x more bandwidth and 5x higher voice and cloud performance than alternatives,” said Mir Nasir, CEO of Inbox.

Amir Khan, CEO of Viptela, added: “The Viptela platform enables Inbox to deploy hybrid WANs that meet both carrier and enterprise network security, agility and performance requirements. We are pleased to be partnering with one of Pakistan’s top integrators and to count Pakistan’s leading telecommunication company as our first joint customer.”