TPL Maps is an alternative to Google Maps and Bing Maps specifically designed for Pakistani users. It was launched in August this year and it has been downloaded by 100,000+ iOS and Android users.
Today, Telenor Pakistan and TPL Maps join hand in order to strengthen the digital mapping in Pakistan. Telenor Pakitan is known for taking this kind of initiatives and promoting the digital industry of Pakistan. Now they have signed an agreement with TPL Mapping solutions to make the digital mapping better in Pakistan.
In the agreement, both companies plan to expand the TPL Mapping Solutions beyond smartphones. Telenor users will be able to use the TPL for free on Telenor 3G/4G under internet.org. A lite version of the app is also part of the plans to make it accessible to the huge population which does not have high-end smartphones and high-speed data connection.
Here are the key points of the agreement signed between these two technology giants.
- Extend the Maps solution to a wider audience beyond smartphones.
- TPL Maps to become part of the internet.org program for Telenor users, TPL will especially make a lite version of TPL Maps to make it accessible to a huge population.
- All Telenor customer Sales & Service Centers and Easy Paisa outlets will be added in TPL Maps with Telenor branding.
- Both companies agreed for cross promotion, Telenor will promote TPL Maps on digital channels and TPL maps will incorporate in-app promotion of Telenor products and services.
Here’s what Nauman Pervez Qureshi, Head of Digital Products Telenor Pakistan has to say about this partnership:
“As Pakistan’s leading Digital Services Provider, Telenor Pakistan has always embraced new ideas and products while innovating with offerings to make consumers’ life digitally convenient. Maps are an integral part of the digital play and we are pleased to embark on this milestone before anyone else in the Maps space. Our plans for a Digital Pakistan are on track and we believe Maps will play an important role in the lifestyle of our customers by making navigation convenient.”
And here is what Mr. Ali Jameel, CEO TPL Trakker said about this agreement:
“Our vision is a connected Pakistan and what better way to do this than digital Maps. This second stage of partnership with Telenor brings the scale that we need to reach out to consumers. It’s a technology milestone for Pakistan today that we expand the maps with Street View, offline maps, much higher data points than any other mapping solution available, improved navigation and search that will entice people to use TPL maps. TPL Maps is a game changer for digital services and such partnerships will build the desired ecosystem for Digital Maps in the country.”
TPL Maps is great for Pakistani users, it has over 2.3 million points of interests (POIs) to choose from. The Maps has over 400,000 km road network and 1 million distinct housing addresses. It covers more than 100 areas and cities across Pakistan. It also has over 1000 3D structures of important landmarks across Pakistan.
You can download TPL Maps for iOS and Android from the links below.