Wateen Telecom completes deployment of Wi-Fi Hotspots at Punjab Government educational institutions
235 Wi-Fi hotspots to help students in education and research
Lahore (August 7, 2012) – Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communication service provider has completed deployment of Wi-Fi Hotspots at Government of Punjab educational institutions. These hotspots will enable students at government institutions across Punjab to gain vital access to the numerous educational resources on the internet.
Wateen Telecom has deployed 126 hotspots in 22 educational institutes using the Indoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with built-in Wi-Fi equipment. While 109 hotspots are being deployed using Outdoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) along with best quality Wi-Fi routers. These 235 hotspots will enable access to education with just the click of a button.
This deployment follows an earlier agreement with the Punjab Government; whereas Wateen Telecom will provide for an e-learning portal for graduate and post-graduate students to access and gain vital educational content from. The online portal will include text books, past papers, solved past papers and tips for students on preparing for examinations. In order for students to access this portal in universities and colleges, Wateen has provided the facility of Wi-Fi Hotspots. These Wi-Fi Hotspots are free to access for students, to help them in their education and research. This portal is a small step towards realizing Wateen’s vision of enabling access to information and education for every man, woman and child in Pakistan through leading edge technology.
With growing online access, the youth of Pakistan faces a dearth of quality education. Currently government spends on the education sector are limited. This ultimately means that through leading edge technology, Wateen Telecom is playing its part in changing the traditional way of learning, replacing it with a more convenient and a quick way of gratifying the thirst for knowledge.
Speaking on completion of the deployment phase of the project, Mr. Naeem Zamindar CEO Wateen Telecom said that “With better online access, Wateen believes in providing students in Pakistan with opportunity to access the same information that is available to those studying at some of the leading institutes of the world such as Harvard and Cambridge. We believe in the power of the internet to bring about socio-economic improvement in the lives of all Pakistanis.”