KARACHI - In order to keep its corporate customers connected regardless of time and space, PTCL provides a converged communication platform for all its business applications. The PTCL Unified Communication service is a comprehensive solution for the corporate customers and SMEs that combines sophisticated voice and data connectivity and aims at satisfying the essential needs of customers telephony/voice, data and collaboration needs, says a press report issued here on Wednesday. It gives users a richer environment where they not only have audio but also video capabilities, they are able to share files and work of documents together regardless of their physical locations, which empowers them to truly start to work as one cohesive group, and not as partially connected entities. Built on Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services, and Microsoft Office Communication Server, Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.5 sets the standard for security, reliability, and scalability. SEVP Commercial Naveed Saeed said that PTCL hosted Unified Communication services is an answer to our corporate customers business needs in an era where staff mobility is increasing and with it the need to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to stay in touch, and it has become imperative for organizations to connect their people and knowledge assets more effectively. We are very excited to partner up with PTCL launching Software as a services and offering world famous Exchange, OCS, Live meeting, SharePoint services. Microsoft offers tools and resources you dont get with other platforms, including ongoing updates and simple, pay-as-you-go licensing. Given PTCLs country wide network and extensive value added services in addition to Microsofts world class and state-of-the-art technology its a win-win situation for our customers. said Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager, Microsoft Pakistan. Zaman Gulzar EVP Corporate Services said behind introducing such service is PTCL vision of connecting people to people instead of device to device.