Mobilink 3G Setup is on the Roll

Mobilink is going ahead with 3G Swap in Pakistan these days. Currently its in Punjab Region. We have earlier disclosed this news to our readers regarding Telenor’s 3G Swap too.

Mobilink used to be the target of the critics regarding up-gradation of the network and 3G approval. But Mobilink is giving them a blow with this roll out. And yes vendor is once again Huawei.

Fly has disclosed to us that Mobilink is now having more 3G Setups than Telenor apparently. Lahore region is the currently under focus.

It may be recalled, that Cellular Companies will offer 3G services only after they get 3G license from PTA. Current network Swap is only getting ready for the gears.

  • Oh that is great, I didn’t know that. So we must get ready for video calls and higher data rates. Awesome!

    • hahaha yeh definately mobilnk ka banda hai hahaha…mobilink infinity as well as GPRS is pathetic in the country. Even Zong internet is better than Mobilink. The best is Telenor at the moment. Loving it :)

    • 3G used for high speed bombing hahahahahahah
      Punjabi(Atta/Cheni hy nai tay 3G di Umeed lai bheten)
      mra khaial hy jub 3G a gaia to 100 k card my 50 aen gy kion k service ki behtari k leay charges k nam say JAGA tax bhe apply hota hay

  • hey yesterday i saw my zongs signals were not cumin and there was logo of 3g cumin
    is zong also testin 3g?

  • World Call and PTCL aleady have 3G.Im using WorldCall wireless broadband n its work better than ptcl dsl.I have test in all over Lahore n have gr8 speed.Max speed im getting is 700kb/s Minimum is 500kb/s on my 256 Package data rates are much higher but after 3G launch by other networks they will decrease thr rates.GO FOR WorldCall Wireless Broadband who lives in Lahore.

  • Hi All!

    The stories about Mobilink and Telenor having a 3G setup are not true.

    Telenor has done a 3G Trial with both Huawei & NSN and after that thay awarded a contract to NSN for 3G. This was a nation-wide contract for major cities only. But still this equipment has not been installed yet anwhere in Pakistan.

    Mobilink has not done 3G trials with any vendor so far. The stories one keeps hearing about SWAPs is the 2G SWAP which is continuing in Central Punjab in which they are swapping out Motorola with Huawei 2G.

    None of the operators in Pakistan are ready for 3G at the moment in terms of Radio Network. But if the licences are awarded then they can launch 3G services pretty quickly ~1-2 months’ time.

  • About seeing 3G singals when you don’t have 2G signals.

    It is normal cell phone behaviour. Whenever, there is no 2G coverage then the cell phone changes its mode to 3G (Dual Mode Cell Phone only). That does not mean that 3G is working since you are still getting zero signals. So the 3G sign simply indicates that your phone is now in 3G mode.

  • Haroon is right. Both WorldCall and PTCL have already deployed 3G in the form of CDMA EV-DO Rev. A.

    Just to expand up on it though, both CDMA and WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA (amongst others) are categorized as 3G technologies.

    The GSM operators upgrade path uses WCDMA/UMTS.

    The only hiccup in Pakistan for 3G is the “spectrum auction” at 2.1 GHz, otherwise the current licenses are all technology neutral and any operator can deploy 3G technology in its allocated spectrum.

    Does anyone know which spectrum is Mobilink using for its 3G deployments? (Their current spectrum in which they have 2G deployments is in 900 and 1800 MHz).

  • i tell u what , Mobilink hasn’t purchased any thing related to 3G :D

    i am well linked with the procurement team :P

    so its a rumor.

  • Hey ya all…..I’ve gt mobilink postpaid nd there is only a 2g netwrk cmin I mean edge…….I skd the mobilink cs they said that in sep 3g would b released……

  • well, please tell me the company name which provide the 3G real..please i’ll be very appreciate,,,please mail me on my i.d

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