In its bid to deliver next generation communication services for its customers, Warid Telecom, a cellular service provider in Pakistan, has announced Ericsson as its technology partner in the roll-out of 4G LTE services in Pakistan.
Ericsson, a global provider of telecommunication equipment 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.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO Warid Telecom, Muneer Farooqui said: “Warid is gearing up for the 4G LTE launch with the best available network solutions and Ericsson has been committed to provide us with the state-of-art technologies and services. Our strong partnership and working relationship with Ericsson has given us complete trust in their technology and execution, making them the preferred partner for this landmark project as well.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.