Warid Telecom is celebrating its fourth anniversary of its operations in Pakistan today. Warid won the GSM license for operations in Pakistan from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority by paying 291 Million US Dollars, in 2004.
Operating in GSM 900/1800 network, Warid officially launched its services in Pakistan on May 23, 2005, with covering 28 cities in Pakistan; believed as the largest coverage by any network on its launch date.
Warid had a test time last year, with plenty of internal challenges coupled along with global recession, making it even tougher for the company to make its way.
Experts believe that Warid Telecom has bright time ahead, as the issues with the company are managing the resources/workforce efficiently, however Warid has the advantage of having a supreme quality network in the country, thanks to Ericsson.
Recently we have heard that SingTel may acquire more stakes in Warid, which is already 30 percent shareholder of the Company. Experts opine that this acquisition will boost the company in multiple ways.
Here we covered the detailed history of Warid Telecom in Pakistan.
Following is the excerpt of company statement, issued on its anniversary evening.
Warid Telecom of Dhabi Group, the country’s most reliable & fastest growing cellular company is celebrating its 4 year of successful operations in Pakistan on May 23rd 2009. In just four years of commercial operations Warid has expanded its quality network , ranging to 450 cities. The subscriber base has crossed over 17 million customers with over 6000 destinations throughout Pakistan.
Warid since its inception has always focused on delivering the best services to the people of Pakistan by not only providing the affordable means of communication but a truly reliable network quality customer care services. With the mission to maintain and deliver unmatched a-class quality network services, Warid has expanded its reach from cosmopolitan cities to rural areas of country and still has plans to set off where other service providers are yet to reach. Warid offers international roaming facilities in 138 countries through 222 operators worldwide, offering GPRS roaming in 88 countries and 115 operators. For prepaid roaming Warid currently has 18 roaming partners in 16 countries, having potential to launch roaming services in more countries.
Warid Telecom has plans to expand its network coverage to deliver quality services for people living across the diverse landscape of Pakistan. Warid has one of the largest coverage networks , established in Pakistan offering the best services in the telecom sector.