Wateen has been reviving, we have been hearing. We know, through sources, that new Wateen management has been taking various steps to get the WiMAX giant back to track. Company is aiming to score half million subscribers in next couple of years.
Keeping in line with it’s efforts, Wateen recently awarded Greenpacket a two-year contract, worth millions of dollars, for the supply of high-gain modem, the UH350.
Greenpacket is reportedly the world’s third largest supplier of WiMAX CPEs, while this UH350 modem is said to be very stable and reliable in terms of performance and usability.
UH350 modem boasts an embedded high-gain omni-antenna that radiates and receives signals from any direction, automatically selecting the best antenna within the modem to improve signal strength performance.
UH350 supports an optional external antenna too, to further enhance the signals in less or under covered areas.
The feature-rich WiMAX modem, which can be used both indoors and outdoors, will now allow Wateen to offer consumers even better instant and reliable network connections.
Wateen will be able to keep the firmware for this CEP updated through over-the-air upgrades.
The UH350 hybrid modem is particularly suited to serve Wateen Telecom’s youth segment in key metro areas such as Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, and will help the company significantly grow this market segment by improving network and service quality.
Pakistan’s broadband market is expected to reach 4.3 million by the end of 2013, with the mobile broadband segment accounting for almost 50% of the total market – out of which, Wateen currently serves 22% of the wireless broadband market in Pakistan.