PTCL Partners with Cloudflare to Improve Internet Response Time

Islamabad, January 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): In an effort to further optimize network performance, PTCL has added Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network to its list of internationally renowned global CDNs, which include but are not limited to Google, Facebook and Netflix.

Most of PTCL’s Pakistani domains are currently hosted outside the country. The major implication of this new agreement is that these domains are to, from this point onwards, be hosted locally, meaning greater accessibility from all three regions – North, South and Central – of Pakistan.

This move will ultimately result in an enhanced user experience for PTCL’s valued customers. Numerically speaking, the latency to downstream customers is set to decrease from 150ms and above to close to 20ms—a 750% improvement.

Barring improved latency, Cloudflare’s new CDN also enables PTCL to access a better DNS. Since every internet related action is initiated with the aid of a DNS request, it is crucial for a company to access the fastest possible directory in order to optimize performance.

In what is a major breakthrough for the telecommunication and IP Network industry, PTCL is now connected to the world’s fastest DNS- (1.1.1.1), which will now be accessed, hosted and served locally. The exact benefits that this necessitates for the consumer base can be seen below (The following are the reference value of delays as per DNSPerf.)

10.95ms

1.1.1.1

19.85ms

Cisco OpenDNS

33.85ms

Google Public DNS

68.23ms

Average ISP

With the 1.1.1.1 directory being six times faster than the average Internet Service Provider, PTCL users can expect an instantaneous improvement in network accessibility. GPON customers will access 1.1.1.1 in close to 5ms and VDSL/DSL will access it within 25ms across Pakistan

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-20-20-20
Fax: +92-51-111-21-21-21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk
Website: www.ptcl.com.pk

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