Supernet (SNL), a subsidiary of Telecard Limited (PSX: TELE) has been awarded multiple contracts worth over Rs450 million by Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) after a competitive bidding process, the company filing on PSX showed on Monday.

The contracts will help ZTBL strengthen the communication and IT infrastructure of its nationwide branch network, mostly in the rural areas of Pakistan.

Supernet is actively upgrading the communication infrastructure of the bank with multi-medium communication networks enabling the availability of high-level uptimes for branches to communicate with their head office.

This will be a managed service model where Supernet will do installation and configuration of its Wide Area Network with ZTBL’s already existing devices for end-to-end seamless communication. The nationwide presence of Supernet’s engineering resources will ensure smooth and fast deployment of this system.

Furthermore, Supernet will also upgrade the current Local Area Network (LAN) at all of the bank’s 450+ branches across Pakistan, ensuring the installation of high-quality passive infrastructure of power and data communication. The Bank’s appetite, demand and design of next-generation LAN will ensure a long-term and durable infrastructure availability in remote areas, which is quite a challenge.

Vice President and Business Unit Head Hassan Jafri of Supernet said, “Award of these contracts translates trust of our client in our services. We are excited and keen to be part of strengthening networks for ZTBL that will ensure helping our country’s agriculture ecosystem.”

Supernet will continue working with ZTBL to bring further innovative solutions and their implementation to deliver a true essence of technology for agriculture, he added.


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