Mobilink Infinity Plans to Wrap Up, Hands Over its Customers to Qubee

Mobilink Infinity Plans to Wrap Up, Hands Over its Customers to Qubee

Mobilink Infinity, a WiMAX broadband operator and part of Broadband Division of Mobilink, is planning to wrap up its operations in Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources.

A highly placed source who wanted to remain unnamed told ProPakistani that company has handed over its entire WiMAX customers’ base to Qubee to finally quit the business.

As a result a total of 15,000 WiMAX customers – all from Karachi – were transferred to Qubee.

While we aren’t sure about the future of high-ups of Mobilink Infinity, the low to mid level staff — including the sales department — is likely to see the exit doors.

Mobilink, earlier this year, closed Link Dot Net – the DSL broadband arm of the group – citing tough market situation.

Now with the closure of Mobilink Infinity, the broadband division of Mobilink is all freed up and is likely to shift its entire focus to 3G data services.

We had seen this coming almost an year ago, (or even before that) not only due to success of EvDO as a technology (as compared to WiMAX) but also due to lack of funding from parent groups of WiMAX operators.

WiMAX operators currently hold over 550,000 broadband customers or 20 percent of entire broadband subscriptions. However, WiMAX subscriptions are only declining with time.

With the exit of Mobilink Infinity from the market, the regulator will have to start evaluating its option for saving the troubled WiMAX industry.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Saeed

    Yeh tu hona hi ta!!!

    Koe bhi nahi rehay ga sirf PTCL hi hoga aur phr woh log jo dil main aye ga apnay hisaab say prices set karain gay.

    • Raja Maja

      PTCL has test the 4G and i think they are planning for 4G LTE through their EvDO. lets see what happens.

      • Sam

        are you sure??

      • Asim

        Funny !!!

      • They cant even offer a full promised speed of 3.1 Mbps on EvDO network and you’re talking about 3G! LOL!

      • Yasir Mahmood

        They never have Gone Upto 3G Bro.

      • Yasir Mahmood

        They never have Gone Upto 3G Bro.

  • mola jutt

    Ptcl already swap their 3G Equipment with 4G LTE so Wimax Operators may face a huge loss in near future

  • Muhammad Uzair

    I would say “Dair aaye durust aaye”
    No one could get a chance when PTCL is holding the Monoply

  • Safdar Imam

    Interesting Development. PTCL is winning the market by right
    technology choices, regulatory/competition strategy and PTA’s indolence.
    Mobilink already closed down Link dot net (DSL company), now selling Mobilink Infinity (itsWiMax arm).

    CDMA Broadband (PTCL EVO), FTTH and now planned LTE (PTCL 4G) is
    taking their toll on lesser technology like WiMax; now WiMax bloodbath is ominous in Pakistani market as well, like other countries.