Dolmen Mall Clifton in Karachi becomes the first IBS (Indoor Business Solution) in Pakistan where four cellular operators have joined as a sharing partner for an indoor Micro Cell site to offer rich cellular coverage with-in and throughout the mall.
This is a long awaited milestone in Pakistan’s Telecom history where four operators Warid, Mobilink, Telenor and Ufone made a history of collaboration in sharing this strategic IBS.
Warid Telecom took the lead to accomplish this project in order to provide quality coverage to the customers. Warid Telecom’s Technical Division made huge efforts in planning and Managing this difficult and land mark project in collaboration with Dolmen management and the three other cellular operators.
Dolmen is an Iconic high profile Mall and the biggest shopping Centre of Karachi; it’s located in the Clifton on the Beach Avenue. This shopping Centre spans on 900,000 sq. ft. covered area and all the shops belong to famous local and international brands.
Since the inauguration of Dolmen Mall, there were serious coverage issues faced by subscribers of all the Operators. Since Dolmen Management was not ready to allow multiple operators’ installations so sharing was the only option and Warid’s proposal was accepted by the Dolmen Management.
This is a win win situation for all the stakeholders as Dolmen preserved the aesthetics while facilitating the walk in customers, Operators have saved their OPEX, CAPEX and more importantly time while extending coverage to their subscribers.
This Project will shape the future of IBS in Pakistan and most of the upcoming skyscrapers will see similar shared IBS of multiple Operators.