Wateen expands its WiMAX network

New deal with Motorola will double capacity of Wateen's WiMAX network and extend to 22 cities

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By  Mark Sutton Published  October 30, 2008

Pakistan’s Wateen Telecom is set to double the capacity of its WiMAX network though a new deal with Motorola.

Wateen will extend its existing network, based on Motorola wi4 WiMAX, to cover 22 cities across Pakistan, with a potential market of 30 million people.

The largest private telecoms company in Pakistan, Wateen, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Group, launched its WiMAX service last year, and offers a range of voice and data services for business and home users.

Tariq Malik, CEO of Wateen said: “Wateen Telecom was the first company in the world to roll out an 802.16e WiMAX network on a nationwide scale. Today’s announcement confirms our commitment to WiMAX and continued investment in our network to ensure our customers receive the most advanced services using the latest OFDM-based WiMAX solutions. Working with a global leader such as Motorola, we are revolutionizing broadband communications and enriching the lives of consumers in Pakistan.”

The network expansion is due for completion by end of Q4.

Ali Amer, vice president Sales, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility said: “Together Motorola and Wateen have pioneered the deployment of WiMAX. We’re proud to have created one of the world’s largest and most advanced wireless broadband networks and excited to be expanding its reach.”

3216 days ago
Tina

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