Wateen Strengthens Commitment to Telecom

Pakistan’s telecom industry continues to take positive steps towards the development of telecom infrastructure in the country. The massive boom for the mobile phone segment of telecom industry has provided the momentum for expansion and development in other segments of telecom as well, especially in the rural areas of Pakistan.

The Universal Service Fund (USF) from Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) is providing the impetus for development in under-served areas and Wateen’s commitment to alleviate the digital divide between the urban and rural population is always one step ahead of its competition to meet such challenges.

An Optical Fiber network spanning more than 10,000 kilometres across all the four provinces of Pakistan supported by the largest country wide WiMAX broadband network and the biggest satellite services client base, Wateen was a natural choice to support such initiatives from USF.

It is akin to Wateen’s vision to contribute towards the development of our great country, since Wateen’s corporate culture is to value people, more than products or profits. With this spirit, Wateen participated in the USF bidding process and was awarded the contract for:

1. Optical Fiber network spanning 704km in rural Sindh covering all districts in the province. This is in addition to the already deployed optical fiber network of over 1,000km in the province. This project will be completed by June 2010.

2. Broadband Wireless network deployment in districts of Sargodha. This project will be completed by December 2009.

3. Deployment of a 840km long optical fiber network in the province of Balochistan


  • Shahzad Khan

    Admin sahab her time warid or wateen k tarefen na kia karo
    Log kehty han k lagta hy Admin warid walo k nokar hay

    • Khan sb app jantay hain kay aisa nahi hay. Dosri baat kay 10 main say 10 bandon ko khush aur satisfy rakhna aik insaan kay liye possible nahi

  • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

    Admin is totally neutral here khan sahab !

  • usman ali

    yaar i totally agree with da admin warid is da best service provider ov pakistan in gsm technology nd they hv won the brand ov the year award tree years cosecutively. yar ye bt tou ap logon ko manni hi hogi k warid ki service quality best hai i v all da service provider sims nd i m usin warid frm da mid ov 2005 nd till now meri baat kartey wakt aik ya dou baar awaz kati hogi shart yeh hai k main ne warid par hi call ki ho ni tou dosre networks main prblm hota!!!
    although it has a bit expansive tariff thn othr competetors bt it is da bst in services

  • Shak

    Why is’nt there any reference/source URL given for news items like this?

    • Press Releases means company statements issued directly from and by companies. We don’t cite references in case of PRs unless we put it in our own words.

  • anjum shahzad

    Assalam O Alaikum everybody

    I am from Gujranwala.

    WATEEN ka acha step ye hay k WATEEN ne har qism ka solution rakha hay.WiMAX,DSL,Calling Cards,DVB RCS,VSAT.Meray bhai kya ye kam hay.Hum log PTCL ke peechay maray maray phirtay thay.Hamain WATEEN jaisee company ko support karna chahiye.
    Regards

    Anjum Shahzad

  • anjum shahzad

    Assalam O Alaikum everybody

    I am from Gujranwala.

    WATEEN ka acha step ye hay k WATEEN ne har qism ka solution rakha hay.WiMAX,DSL,Calling Cards,DVB RCS,VSAT,Optical Fibre,ISDN etc.Meray bhai kya ye kam hay.Hum log PTCL ke peechay maray maray phirtay thay.Hamain WATEEN jaisee company ko support karna chahiye.
    Regards

    Anjum Shahzad

  • WAQAR

    Plz inform me about Wateen sites where broad band is available. Thanks alot

  • NH

    Well guys , didnt you report a little while back that they were in deep financial trouble … and now they are being showered with money … seeems like a Federal Bailout to me. Ironically , the UAE sheiks have a monopoly on Government money to be thrown around ; everything is being given away to PTCL and Wateen while others are left out due to the corrupt polices of the USFCO.

    • NH, this above report was done in March 2009 – that’s long back.