NSN Demos its LTE Products in Pakistan

Nokia Siemens Network has demonstrated the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) products in a Road show in Pakistan. Earlier this month, NSN had showcased its third generations products in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and Morocco.

During the demonstration Nokia Siemens Network’s Country Director in Pakistan said that the timing of our road show could not be more opportune.

“With Pakistan’s telecommunication industry witnessing strong growth, the need for a richer communications services in Pakistan is raising the demand for 3G and 4G. New services now and in the future require higher speeds at an affordable cost.”

It is clear that broadband can change Pakistan as it connects rural businesses and consumers to the rest of the world, enables new ways of doing business and adds agility to urban enterprises.

In fact as per a Broadband Survey conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2009, the desire to use mobile and data applications in Pakistan- surfing the web and application downloading – reaches up to 55 percent of the population.

Usage of audio /music mobile downloading alone has shown an interest rate of 88 percent.

LTE is the de-facto evolution path of the 3G mobile standard that is based on a full flat IP architecture and is optimized for data and multimedia traffic.

Having demonstrated the world’s first LTE demo with data speeds up to 160 Mb/s, Nokia Siemens Networks has been at the forefront of developments in this space.

In Middle East Africa specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks was behind the region’s first LTE contract with Zain Bahrain. “Leading the evolution of broadband technology means our customers will be the first to benefit,” added Waraich.

“Today, we are reinforcing our vision of helping operators enrich customers experience, via a showcase of the latest next generation mobile broadband technology to mobile operators in the region.”

LTE will truly revolutionize the region’s mobile market, changing the way businesses and individuals communicate.

The technology will unleash a plethora of new devices such as Internet telephones and videophones to end user services such as teleconferencing, telecommuting, to wider benefits in medical services such as remote diagnosis, interactive distance education, rich multimedia entertainment, digitally-controlled home appliances and much more.

“What’s more the Nokia Siemens Networks LTE proposition is based on software upgrades to current 3G networks that are currently deployed by a majority of regional mobile operators,” added Waraich

At the heart of the Nokia Siemens Networks’ solution is its Flexi Base Station that supports multiple technologies from GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA to LTE on a single platform.

Being only 20% of the size and weight of a conventional base station, it is energy efficient and designed to minimize the overall cost of network operation and maintenance.


  • I remember NSN tested HSDPA for Telenor way back in 2008. Still it never saw the light of the day thanks to PTA. I really doubt we would be adopting LTE 2015. We don’t even have LTE handsets yet.

    • Hammer man

      oh yes. I forgot to mention about PTA’s 3G license fee demands in my comment below.

  • Hammer man

    bhai dramay kam karo.
    3G he lagado bari baat hogi.
    tumharay baal bachon ko bhi duain dengay hum :P

    Telenor ko tu directive mila huwa he from Telenor ASA in Norway kay they can proceed with 3G but the subsidiary company in Pakistan will have to invest from their earning in Pakistan. source : I believe I read this in propakistani.

    khair telcos ka main issue tu yehi hay(according to telcos themselves)kay itni investment kar kay faida bhi hoga telcos ko ya nahe.
    agaye he pakistani itnay kameenay hein,
    sara din kaat tay hein raat kay intezaar mei takay night package se call milai ja sekay.
    cell phone 1 rakhte hein aur prepaid sims sab companies ki.
    kasur tu pakistanio ka bhi nahe. paisay choosnay wali companies ke sath aisay he hona chaiye.

    the way i see it, if one company starts 3G, the rest will follow without doubt.
    The BTS sharing plan like previously heard of will be beneficial par will they be able to accommodate all the traffic?

  • alina aslam

    Will LTE (4G) towers will work with 3G devices??

    because till now only one 4G mobile has been release in the world & that is by HTC.

    I mean is LTE backward compatible with 3G devices & EDGE devices???

    if 4g releases in Pak quick, then every person will own it i can guarantee that…

    Because in Pak DSL is more famous than Wireless Speed Net, Because of NO Cap limits on it.
    I’m Sure 4G wont have Cap Limit & it will Boost Online Gaming in Pak… Because 4G has best Ping time which is even Less than our Present PTCL DSL!!!!!

    most of my college friend owned Wi-Tribe, Evo & Telenor USB modem…but lack of Speed, Cap & can’t ever view YouTube with it…Most of them have stopped using these Dongles now. Now one of them buys a DSL & all use it in his home.

    Wireless means 2-3 Users Per Home will use have 4G for Net…3G or 2G means only 1 DSL per Home (4-5 users on it) !!!