KARACHI: Good news for Pakistani fans, as Warid Telecom finally made a formal announcement to roll out 4G LTE service in Pakistan.
The Pakistani subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Group announced Ericsson – a leading hardware provider for telecommunication services – as its technology partner in the roll-out of 4G LTE in Pakistan.
Warid is the only operator that directly jump from 2G services to 4G technology.
“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,” CEO Warid Telecom, Muneer Farooqui said on the occasion. “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 programme for 4G LTE enabled devices as well, the company said in a press release. The company has already started delivering free 4G LTE SIMs to its customers who have 4G LTE enabled handsets, it says.