Zong to Double its Sites by end of 2009

China Mobile Pakistan has planned to extent its coverage capacity by increasing its number of cellular sites up to 9,000 across the country with an investment of $500 million by the end of 2009.

China Mobile has planned to double Zong’s cell sites in various parts of the country in order to facilitate their subscribers with smooth and fast signals traffic. It has established nearly 4,500 cellular cities in different metropolis and small cities so far.

This will be one of the largest cellular cities project ever planned by any of the other operators. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the country had overall 26,300 cellular cities by the end of 2008. Five operators have added 8,966 networking sites in the first half of the current fiscal year 2008-09.

The Chinese company has invested $1.66 billion so far in Pakistan, including $600 billion invested in the closing fiscal year 2008-09, which is a handsome contribution to foreign direct investment (FDI) in telecommunication and IT industry.

According to the officials, the company will invest more to increase its number of services and sale centres across the country that would also generate more number of job opportunities. Currently, the company has provided nearly 45,000 under the brand of Zong.

PTA in its latest report noted that the Zong subscribers’ base is the fastest growing among other four competitors. Its users’ base jumped to 6 percent of the overall market share from 2 percent in 2008. However, Zong’s subscribers have increased to 6.23 million by the end of May, which is almost 6.7 percent of the overall 93.138 million subscribers’ pie.

The telecom regulator further stated that Zong has penetrated aggressively in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Zong has also expanded it network to hilly cities of Northern Areas like Rakaposhi.

Via Daily Times

  • In addition to doubling sites, I am waiting for some huge sms bundle offers or truly unlimited sms packages in Pakistan.

  • Zong is really comming up now, although we don’t have exact information, but I think as users mobile numbers and Porting of numbers, zong is also in winning race with other mobile operator.

    But Ufone is also standing face to face with Zone. Let us see who win the race. This will definitely bring new customers to zone.

  • First they should maintain existing sites before planning on installing new ones.
    I have their site installed at my place.
    Its not maintained properly their BTS room is open no one bothers to come, no generator still the site is offline during long break down.

  • Hi, Please tell me how can hide my mobile number when we call another peoples. i am waiting

      • It is not supported in Pakistan. In fact if I am not mistaken it is illegal. Here in UK it is a common practice, needless to say I hate it.

        • Dear Brother,

          this feature of GSM is called CLIR(Caller line Identification Restriction). This feature is not allowed in pakistan. But only security agencies can use it here

  • Dear Sir….

    i m really happy to hear that Zong is going to provide more facilities to more and more cities. therefore, we are so happy to have Zong services in our local areas of Pakistan.
    i belongs to Lakki Marwat a district of N.W.F.P. So if you have to provide the site as well so i want to provide the placement for new site ….. please tell me or send me a mail that to whom we have to contact to get the site from Zong. i will be very thankful….. Arif Khan Marwat 0300-3636966…..

  • Yar zong use mat krna ye compny nhi mazak hy.duni may aise koe compny nhi jo 27gantay system down rkhay or kahay hum up date kr rhay hein.na he inka edge kahein chalata hy.ye pagal k bachay edge k bagire serv day rhay hein logon ko pagal banay k leye.may b apna number telenor may port in krwa rha hun.coz meri comp the 48hr ka time tha 8din ho gay bt inho nay kuch nhi kea.ye sb jhut or dokha hy.aray bhai cov zayda krnay se pehlay jahan jahan chal rha hy wahan edge to chalao itnay may compny ke hawa nikal jae ge.agr or b kuch sun hy.to cal ya msg kro.0314(366)(don)3487.ok.zong use mat krna

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