Qubee Reaches 75,000 Subscribers in Pakistan

Qubee LogoQubee has announced that its WiMAX operations in Pakistan reached 75,000 subscribers at the end of March 2012, showing 130 percent year-on-year increase in number of subscribers.

Qubee is a subsidiary of Augere, a WiMAX wireless broadband internet access provider, having operations in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Qubee said that it had 125,000 subscribers in Bangladesh.

Both the Pakistani and Bangladeshi Qubee services launched in 2009 and Augere said that it had rolled out a combined total of more than 700 WiMAX base stations by the end of 2011.

"We are delighted to have reached the 200,000 customer mark across two of our key markets. This demonstrates the viability of our business model, which centers on providing wireless broadband access in major population hubs in fast growing markets.

It is also rewarding to see an increasing number of people in the developing world having access to a fast, reliable and affordable wireless broadband service which allows for instant connectivity with people, business and entertainment technologies around the world," said David Venn, CEO of Augere.

WiMAX technology has achieved a penetration rate of 50 percent of all broadband connections in urban centers in Pakistan.

According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority stats, there were 1.79 million broadband connections in Pakistan, out of which 495,285 were WiMAX subscribers.

  • Please expand ur services. Come to kp(peshawar,mardan,etc) . Help us get rid of ptcl evo

  • not much impressive srvice.. ppl are turning towards laptop but no usb internet service is as good as ptcl. but ptcl usb is expensive. private sector should increase network.

  • Augere is taking big bet on Pakistan, Bangladesh and many African countries where no broadband is there. I heard they are in talk to buy Cybernet also because they can combine the Wimax business and will bring next generation of Wimax called LTE to Pakistan.

  • Only in three cities of Pakistan and no support for Mac OS. Rest the service is outstanding I’ve been using in Lahore for over 2-months now. Also PTCL EVO sucks big time but provide MAC OS support too.

  • Ufone has an enormous level of association with Golf club of Pakistan and it shows that they have an eager to play Golf at Champions level and to bring bankers from all over Pakistan on a single platform.
    Good show ufone. you once again steel the show. To me Ufone bankers open was a complete success and this success was clearly seen on the faces of the winners. congratulations to ufone and the winners.

  • That’s an stimulating news to those who use Qubee as their only internet connection just like me. Over the months I have been facing service issues intermittently and tried to figure out the solution but this is the area where Qubee really in needs to focus on. It seems Qubee running after new customers but what about the existing clients? I have been facing poor response whenever I try to raise the service issue to the customer service. Their response time is fairly slow. Qubee should focus on that otherwise they will loose a big deal.

  • i believe ptcl has good net speed . .not all over country but i am quite satisfied . they also give unlimited bandwidth ..

    if we still compare price of net speed to other countries still ptcl is expensive .. but thanks to ptcl for this internet ..

  • @Asim,

    MAC OS firmware is available for Qubee Shuttle, you can visit any store for the same.

  • For the sake of information only I am quoting the case which happened to one of my dear friends. I am sure its not only Qubee which has come to light with such problems but other service providers as well.

    One of my friends had a Qubee connection installed many months back & the guys who came to install the connection had them test the connection on their systems & all but also took away a good amount of data from their PC. They got to know this when they took the system for slow speed to be checked by a 3rd party which found a small box called “dropbox” appearing on the network connected sign (the 2 small computers at the lower left corner of their screen). This dropbox used to send all data (browsing & on desktop) to another account whenever the customer went online.
    Since the technicians do not carry ID badges or even if they do who in their right mind would keep a copy of their employee ID for future, the customer lost all private data & started receiving spoofed messages on their cell & emails.
    This should serve as a warning to future customers of any broadband connection as well as to service providers who need to make sure staff integrity before hiring them.

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