Guest Post by Hidden Eye
We had reported back in May 2008 that Wi-Tribe is planning to enter into WiMAX market in Pakistan, after Wateen and Mobilink. Then the news came that Motorola signed a multi-year WiMAX contract with wi-tribe Pakistan limited – and now we are to break this news that Wi-tribe is in process of starting its operation soon. They have turned ON their towers and are testing their equipment these days.
As per reliable sources, they will come up with soft launch soon in major cities.
Reportedly, they are using Motorolla CPE ( CPEi 750 ) for their Wimax network. Wateen is using CPEi 600 and CPEi 300 for their Wimax Network.
It merits mentioning here that wi-tribe Pakistan Limited is a joint venture between Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and Saudi Arabia’s A.A. Turki Group of Companies (ATCO). wi-tribe is also aiming to deliver instant wireless broadband connectivity from North Africa across the Middle East and up to Asia (AMESA region).
We know that Wateen and Mobilink failed to leave an impression for broadband solutions, but comptition will of course build more pressure on operators to provide services in competent manner. Let’s hope for the best!