Pakistan’s PTCL Group, a prominent telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its adoption of Red Hat OpenShift, a leading hybrid cloud application platform, to advance its digitalization efforts. Red Hat Application Foundations and OpenShift together create a robust platform for developing and modernizing software, streamlining execution across the application lifecycle. This move is expected to reduce capital and operational expenditure, enhance efficiency with quicker rollouts and automated pipelines, and ultimately facilitate innovation.
The collaboration with Red Hat enables PTCL Group to transition its legacy applications to a more scalable microservices-based architecture and provide advanced cloud services for its customers. Red Hat OpenShift is a cloud-native application platform that allows organizations to build, deploy, and manage applications across hybrid cloud environments. The platform can scale horizontally across various cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
Jafar Khalid, Group Chief Technology & Information Officer at PTCL & Ufone 4G, expressed that embracing Red Hat’s innovative platform will transform their legacy architecture, reduce operational costs, and deliver state-of-the-art services. The adoption of Red Hat’s solutions also aligns with industry best practices like Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and Open API Gateway, contributing to Pakistan’s digital transformation and fostering automation and agility.
By using the Red Hat-powered platform, PTCL Group aims to become more flexible, agile, and efficient in developing and operating applications. This strategic shift emphasizes agility, automation, and DevOps while embracing industry-leading practices. The partnership positions PTCL Group at the forefront of the telecom industry and supports its ambition to offer new and improved services to customers ahead of the curve.