Warid Telecom selects Ericsson for 4G LTE deployment in Pakistan
Unveils its new 4G LTE Logo
Warid Telecom is using Ericsson’s solutions for Pakistan’s first large-scale commercial deployment and launch of 4G LTE which will make it one of the first few operators in the world to transform from 2G to 4G LTE.
Ericsson becomes Warid Telecom’s sole supplier of 4G LTE deployment in Pakistan.
Warid Telecom subscribers in Pakistan will experience mobile broadband revolution with high-speed data on-the-go
Dubai/Lahore (October 14, 2014) – Warid Telecom, the most reliable and transparent cellular service provider in Pakistan, during GITEX Technology Week 2014 announced Ericsson as its technology partner in the roll-out of 4G LTE in Pakistan.
Under this agreement, Ericsson, the world leader in providing state-of-the-art telecommunication services is the sole supplier of 4G LTE in Pakistan. Warid becomes one of first few networks in the world which will be shifted from 2G to 4G LTE technology directly. With the launch of its 4G LTE services, the customers of Warid Telecom in Pakistan will experience mobile broadband revolution with high-speed data on-the-go.
Warid Telecom has already started an internal trial to test the network capacity and service reliability after which public trials will be announced by the company along with a program for 4G LTE enabled devices as well. The company has already started delivering free 4G LTE SIMs to its customers who have 4G LTE enabled handsets.
The announcement marks the extension of Warid Telecom’s long-term relationship with Ericsson in a move that will evolve the mobile broadband experience in Pakistan to pave the way to a “Networked Society”, where all the businesses as well as individuals are empowered to reach their full potential.
Rafiah Ibrahim, President of Ericsson Region Middle East said: “We are committed to bringing the Networked Society closer to Pakistan, and to play a role in the evolution of the country’s telecommunication services. As the newest phase of our relationship with Warid Telecom has started, we extend our support to Warid Telecom in delivering the superior experience to their customers through our latest innovative technologies and solutions.”
Pakistan is in the midst of an internet revolution, at the heart of which is the increasing uptake of smart devices and mobility. Connectivity via handsets already exceeds the number of connections through fixed line, and majority of first-time users experience the internet for the first time through their smartphones. With Ericsson’s solutions, Warid Telecom will deliver the optimum customer experience, whenever and wherever they connect in Pakistan.
GITEX Technology week is taking place in Dubai World Trade Center, United Arab Emirates, from October 12 to 16. Gitex Technology Week 2014 is considered the gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s ICT Industry with the participation of over 3,500 ICT companies from all over the world representing 61 countries. Raising the slogan of “Re-Imagining Our Future”, the event is combining the evolution of the ICT industry.