Wateen Grabs 200K customers, Wi-Tribe Bags 27,000

Wi-Tribe which was officially launched in Pakistan on 1st of July 2009, has brought 27,000 customers to its network.

It’s marvelous feat on their part as they did this in space of 6 months’ time. Reportedly, it was also the sales target of 2009 that was given to the team.

Wi-tribe also reportedly added maximum customers per day after the recent advertisement went on-air.

On other hands, the senior fellow Wateen has been reporting 200,000 subscribers’ figure, though we don’t have active/dormant split available with us.

Also to mention this figure has not been officially announced, however, recent press release indirectly quoted this figure. Also it is interesting to learn that Wateen celebrated its 100,000th customer in September 2009.

In addition to WiMAX subscribers, Wateen also claims to have 1.5 million calling card customers in the country.

Update: Wateen has 130,000 customers as of February 2009.


  • wimaxer

    If you check PTA’s website at
    http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=649&Itemid=602,

    Wateen had reached 130K wimax subscribers in november. In addition to wimax, wateen is offering dsl services also. hence, wateen must be approaching 200K subscribers now.

    This is a great achievement for Wateen considering that it launched its wimax service only 2 years ago!

    If Witribe has reached 27K subscribers only in 6 months, then it is not a big achievement. That is hardly 4.5K subs per month. Wateen’s customerbase is 7 times Witribe !!! Wateen is definitely the market leader in wimax in Pakistan. The future is green, the future is Wateen!

  • Wateen Spam

    I wonder when wateen will stop their blatantly obvious paid marketing campaign on blogs and forums. Seriously wimaxer, quit it already, it is getting ridiculous.

  • wimaxer

    Spammer, do some homework first. Cant you see the difference? 200k wateen customers vs 27k witribe customers. Witribe is hardly 13% of wateen’s total customerbase. witribe is a small slice in the large wimax pie.

    wateen has 80% share of the wimax market in pakistan!

  • CounterPoint

    Wimaxer, Compare apples to apples. Wateen has been around since Jan 2008, and after their first 6 months,they had barely made 10K connections. . Wateen’s big break came when DSL operators dropped thier rates by half and the Wateen had to follow suit. Broadband subscriber base in PK jumped exponentially at that point. Not to mention I have both Waateen and Wi-tribe(soon to try Qubee), and so far wi-tribe is better simply because they do not have that stupid login business every 30 days. Speeds are the same.

  • Wateen Spam

    wimaxer: I never questioned your statistics, what bothers me is when people get paid to spam blogs to dilute the bad brand perception that wateen has always faced.
    I don’t know any fanboys who would shout ‘The future is green/Wateen’ with such enthusiasm otherwise :-)
    BTW, I am a Wateen user too, along with other ISPs.

  • Umair

    There is nothing wrong in marketing wateen,if you had good experience with them. There are too many people on the net that DON’T write about good experiences they had with products/services. On the other hand bad experiences are all over the net.

    Also, people tend to be “sensitive” about the brands they use. Have you seen corrola civic wars at pakwheels.

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