Published on April 21st, 2011 | by Babar Bhatti1
Multinet Lands Major Deal with Allied Bank
Allied Bank Limited has announced that it has awarded a major network contract to Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited. This contract will be for upgrade of Allied Bank’s nationwide primary branch connectivity on Optical Fiber. Multinet is one of the biggest players in Pakistan which offers optic fiber and managed network services.
Under the agreement, Multinet will provide end-to-end fiber optic access supplemented by IP Ethernet services to link ABL’s nationwide network and data centre in Lahore with its branch offices across Pakistan. On the network management side, Multinet Pakistan (MPPL) will provide Managed Network Services from its central Network Operations Center (NOC). As the main network management facility of MPPL, the NOC will constantly monitor the entire ABL network and provide early fault diagnosis and prevention services, as well as monitor the network performance to help ensure maximum efficiency.
ABL initiated an intensive vendor evaluation to find the best solution to support continued expansion of its nationwide core online banking application. Upon completion of the online banking applications rollout, ABL branches will be better able to serve the needs of their customers through speedier routine transactions such as loan applications and inter-bank transfers. “Our goal is to dramatically improve our customers’ in-branch and online experience through extensive investment in our customer centric core banking application, as well as improve our operating efficiency and enhance internal communications” said Mr. Mujahid Ali, Group CIO for ABL.
“Multinet is proud to partner on such an important milestone initiative of ABL and greatly honors the trust ABL has placed in MPPL’s solution. We have built a solid reputation in the Pakistan business-2-business connectivity solutions market via our core expertise in Optical Fiber networking and are committed to helping ABL achieve their goals and building a long term partnership with them” said Mr. Arif Hussain, COO of Multinet Pakistan.