Islamabad June 21, 2016: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced that its Smart TV Application for mobile devices and Charji WiFi service at Rawalpindi/Islamabad Metro Buses and stations have been internationally recognized as world class services and nominated for the forthcoming GSMA Asia Mobile Awards to be held in Shanghai at the end of this month.
The nominations include PTCL’s Smart TV mobile application for the ‘Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video’ category, and PTCL’s Charji Metro WiFi service, for the ‘Connected Lifestyle’ category.
PTCL Smart TV mobile App is highly popular with smartphone and tablet users across Pakistan with over 150,000 users. Launched in 2015, the app has had the honor of being nominated for Mobile World Congress awards this year in Barcelona for bringing exclusive content like Live ad-free Cricket World cup The user friendly app available for Android and Apple iOS tablets and smartphones allows users to watch 140+ live TV channels and up to 5,000+ hours of movies, dramas and kids content. The service is based on ZTE platform which is considered as one of the most advanced TV and Media OTT platforms in the world today.
Similarly, the Charji metro Wi-Fi service, while building on PTCL’s widespread telecommunications infrastructure, is providing high speed internet to everyday commuters of Metro bus in the twin cities. The highly innovative WiFi system is available on all 66 buses and 24 stations of the Metro Bus service.
Speaking on the occasion, Adnan Shahid, CCO PTCL, said, “Building a ‘Digital and Connected Pakistan’ is our vision and we are working very hard towards delivering world class innovative products. Continued nomination and recognition of our products and services at international level is a testament of PTCL’s true digital services initiatives. I am proud of the teams that have worked hard in building PTCL Smart TV App and Charji WiFi service. Both these nominations at international level are a recognition of these services being world class and available to all Pakistanis.”
The annual GSMA Asia Mobile Awards are held to honour and recognize the most significant achievements across the Asian telecommunications industry. Scheduled to be held on June 29 in Shanghai, the awards recognize the telecom industry’s efforts at providing innovative solutions for greater connectivity, accessibility and sustainability.