IBC, AMSTERDAM – 16 September 2019 – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Irdeto to develop Wi-Fi management and parental control functionality, powered by the newly launched Trusted Home solution, from Irdeto and Minim.
This partnership ensures that PTCL’s broadband customers can protect their children against unwanted content, manage screen time, and control their access and internet consumption on the connected devices.
Speaking on the occasion of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing, Yasir Manzoor, General Manager, Content & Multimedia, PTCL, said, “With this strategic partnership, our customers will have great value and peace of mind due to effective parental controls and security on the home internet. PTCL is at the forefront of technological innovation and, as a socially responsible corporate entity, understands the significance of this Wi-Fi home network. Trusted Home is aligned with PTCL’s customer centric approach and will ensure that we can provide this innovative solution to our customers.”
Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto, added, “As access to broadband continues to increase rapidly in Pakistan, it is crucial for consumers to have the safeguards in place to adequately protect themselves and their families while using connected devices. Trusted Home ensures that PTCL can offer extensive parental controls while also providing necessary tools to address security and connectivity issues within the Wi-Fi environment.”
Launched at IBC 2019 by Irdeto and Minim, a provider of AI-driven Wi-Fi management and IoT security platforms, Trusted Home puts control of the home network in the hands of consumers, in the form of a mobile application, supporting both Android and iOS devices. It enables remote access and visibility of the Wi-Fi environment, in order to control and manage all the connected devices. This includes management of usage time, setting bedtimes for kids, management of content categories, and domain white listing/black listing. In addition, the AI algorithms allow self-learning and self-healing of the Wi-Fi environment to ensure the quality of experience.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan to the world. PTCL has been assigned initial long term entity rating of ‘AAA’ (Triple A) and short term rating of ‘A-1+’ (A-One Plus). For more information, visit www.ptcl.com.pk
Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.
For further information, please contact:
Interim Head of PR, Irdeto
Phone: +44 (0)7384 234942
General Manager, Corporate Communication, PTCL
Mobile: +92 331 5554560