Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communications service provider, is proud to announce the commencement of its services in Pakpattan, Punjab. Wateen, which was recently ranked the number one wireless broadband service provider in the country by the PTA for QoS and was also ranked the leading ISP by the Consumer Choice Awards, is fast expanding its network of services across Pakistan.
The addition of Pakpattan to Wateen’s WiMax network comes as part of wateen’s collaboration with the Universal Services Fund (USF). Through the USF, Wateen offers discounts to subscribers in areas where internet penetration is extremely low. Wateen is already working with USF on four broadband and three optical fibre projects in underserved areas of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab, with subsidies worth a total of PKR 2.8 billion. With the addition of Pakpattan, Wateen now serves a total of 25 cities, with 960 WiMAX sites nationwide, making the company the largest WiMAX service provider in the country.
Mr Naeem Zamindar, CEO Wateen Telecom, stated on this occasion, “The addition of Pakpattan to our WiMax network is part of Wateen’s mission to provide internet connectivity to every single Pakistani. We will continue to add more cities – as well as previously unconnected areas – to our network until we are confident that all Pakistanis have easy and affordable access to the internet.”
With its vision of enabling every man, woman and child in Pakistan through cutting edge technology, Wateen is the leading wireless broadband service provider in the country. The company is the pioneer in bringing wireless broadband technology to the country and the first in the world to roll-out a WiMAX network on a nationwide scale.
Over the last year, Wateen has invested heavily in improving and expanding its network, workforce, systems and processes to ensure delivery of an outstanding customer experience in the future. The Abu Dhabi Group has continued to show great confidence in Wateen and its new management and have provided cash support of over US$57 m in the last 12 months. This has helped the company in optimising its network by deploying new sites such as the ones at Pakpattan to deliver the best quality of service for its customers.