Mobile Companies Start Offering 3G Services to their Employees

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As per trial 3G license offered to all mobile phone phones in Pakistan, cellular mobile phone operators have started offering 3G services to their employees, our sources in various telecom companies have confirmed.

According to the information we have been receiving, 3G services are offered to employees of telecom companies in various cities, but with-in the proximity of their respective office buildings.

These trials are aimed at hardening the network and to configure the capacities of 3G network before commercial launch after the auction of 3G/4G licenses later this month.

Those have tested the wireless broadband over 3G confirmed ProPakistani that they have been receiving high-speed internet on their smartphones. They told us that speeds have been satisfactory with pretty good connectivity. Skype calling and internet browsing is said to be decent.

Mobile phone operators are aggressively testing the capacities of their network or 3G readiness across the country. Countless users have experienced high-speed 3G mobile internet at various location across the country.

Mobile phone companies told ProPakistani that they are offering 3G services to limited users as per trial license terms. They said that commercial usage of the service is not allowed till the auction of next-gen licenses.

Almost all mobile phone companies are going to compete in 3G/4G license auction that is planned for April 23rd, 2014.

There are total three 3G and two 4G licenses to be auctioned in Pakistan.

Share your experience in below comments if you are one of those have experienced 3G services on your smartphone.

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


  • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

    Kindly tell me Aamir if you have any information regarding Zong ?? if there is 3G testing of their network or anything ??

    • Technocrz!

      Why dont you just leave this made in china network and join something real good.

      • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

        Well i have made my mind for MNP, just waiting for 3G auction results !! ;-)

    • Haamiz Ali

      This is what i found at shahre faisal

      • Your daddy

        What ????

    • Haamiz Ali

      And this one

      • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

        Great , atleast they’re trying unlike warid who has just given up

        • Muhammad Aamir

          Only Warid is left in this list.So sad..!!!

      • Muhammad Aamir

        Incredible ..!! In which city, you were testing it?

        • Haamiz Ali

          Karachi

    • Anonymous

      i work at Zong network support and we are experiencing HSPA data in our chak sehzad office

  • khnaveed

    Zong is already offering their 3G network to their employees within the premise. I witnessed this in MSC near Millennium Mall Karachi.

    • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

      Awesome , what was the speed results ?? did you check ??

  • test

    Yes Zong 3G I have personally seen at my Blackberry.

  • Muhammad Aamir

    I am sad, because there are only three 3G licence, how Warid will able to get 3G? or Does it possible that all the five operator get 3G licence?

    • Alamdar Raza

      Warid will eventually get the license after two years or so…right now, they are concentrating on Wateen’s network as Huawei is upgrading their infrastructure for 4g wimax

      • Muhammad Aamir

        I don’t think so! They will get 3G soon otherwise their entire company will unable to maintain their customer level.

        • test

          @alamdarraza:disqus: Ericsson got contract from Warid to upgrade 1000 sites on 4G in four major cities and already Lahore has 130 sites on LTE (4G). Telenor and Zong are most late to update it network.

          • Alamdar Raza

            It’s not like all 132 million mobile phone subscribers are gonna start using 3g as soon as the services are launched…there are are still people in Pakistan who don’t know and don’t even wanna know how to use a smartphone, village and tribal areas…so 3g is gonna take at least 2-3 years to mature and for awareness to spread, and warid has a chance to to improve their service quality in village areas…plus i read somewhere that the PTA said that if there are more than 3 telecoms bidding for 3g, then one or two blocks of 10mhz may be halved…so there would be 2 × 10 mhz and 2 × 5 mhz for 3g…plus i found this pic from some user on twitter

            • Technocrz!

              This is awesome speed better than our DSL but i dont know how much they will charge for 2-3MBPS connection, in BD telenor is charging 1000 taka for 1mbps.

            • Tahir Iqbal

              This is very good speed for 3G, indeed.

            • Muhammad Aamir

              Somewhat Agree! then why our government is expecting to earn 1$ billion dollars through 3G auction as well as through this auction will help to generate 10 millions jobs? Awarness about 3G is not a big problem.Our 50% population can read and to write, they will able to use 3G technology :)

              • Alamdar Raza

                The price of 5 mhz would be 147.5 million…if all licenses are sold, and at least 50 % of all every licence fee would be payed, government makes 800 million on the spot, the rest would be payed in installments…i think they rounded up 800 million to 1 billion, since nobody is exact in our country lol :D

                • Muhammad Aamir

                  According to your opinion what will be its reason that Warid is unable to get 3G? Warid has fewer customers as compared to other operator, then it means that it is poor company and will unable to pay even 147.5 million dollars for 3G bidding.Some people are saying that in Lahore, there are 100 sites on 4G, does it mean Warid will participate for 3G or 4G auction. I don’t understand what is going on :D

                  • Alamdar Raza

                    Those 100 sites on 4G are Wateen and Qubee towers which Huawei are upgrading for 4G Wimax, they will have upgraded all sites all over 5 major cities by next month…reason for warid not getting 3G license ? Few licenses mean heavier bidding…if PTA decides to break 10 mhz and sell two 5 mhz, then companies will bid harder for their licenses. It is obvious Warid is having financial problems, they were selling themselves a couple of months ago, but if they be patient, they will get their license in a couple of years and they it is enough time to make a financial turnaround.

                    • Muhammad Aamir

                      Thanks..!!

            • Uzair Farooqi

              speed is good but ping value is poor

            • Asif

              Ap kia janty hain gaon k logon k bary main kbi dekha b hai.

              • Alamdar Raza

                Lol…i belong to a village in the seraiki area, from which i come and go every week…wahan kay jo 40 years + log jo mazdori, khaytee bari kartay hain, unhain phir aap sikha dain smartphones istimal karna.

            • adil

              thats a max speed u get at 3G :D pretty nice speed and location u have there

              • adil

                sorry wrong pic

            • Danish

              Picture something Photoshoped…..!

          • Alamdar Raza

            Then maybe we will see a surprise on the 23rd :)

            • Muhammad Aamir

              It will great surprise if Warid gets 3G :)

          • Alamdar Raza

            Where did u hear that from ?

          • Muhammad Aamir

            Does it mean Warid will participle for 3G bidding? It will be a big deal that 1000 sites on 4G in four major cities. Then why Warid did not test 4G or 3G just like other operator?

          • Alamdar Raza

            Where did u hear about this contract news…telenor was the first to complete its network upgatde process :s …it’s already testing on 3g and even on 4g as well.

    • zubairali

      There is a very fair chance Warid will get 3G licences being working in Warid I can assure you warid is participating in Auction as Warid is no more selling themselves they are considering a relaunch which can be boosted by 3G

      • Muhammad Aamir

        Thanks!! Agree!

  • faisal

    i am getting 3g on telenor but it does not work :(

    • Muhammad Aamir

      Enable 3G service in your phone :)

    • Muhammad Aamir

      I think you are not lucky :)

    • what is ur speed test
      ?

      • Guest

        Turn your data roaming on as well, sometime this trick works.

    • Tahir Iqbal

      Turn your Data Roaming On as well, sometime this trick works…

      • poonam

        tahir can u tel me plz 3g servies sirf major citiz mein kam kr rahe hai ya poore pakistan mein abhi?

        • Muhammad Aamir

          It is only working in some major cities.

          • Qaisar Khan

            oh its very bad atleast 3G should be in all over the country.Have you any idea that after auction,after how many months 3G will be available all over the country????

            • Muhammad Aamir

              Dear Qaiser Khan, you can read previous Propakistani article about Mobilink, who has said that at the end of July we will provide 3G on 9000 sites.It means it will again take 2 to 3 month to reach 3G in entire country :(

              • Qaisar Khan

                Oh Good I will wait for 2/3 months as i have waited for one year now i can wait for 2/3 months more and I have evo 3G so i can used it till 3G comes in my city(Mianwali).

  • Alamdar Raza

    http://blogogist.com/2014/04/expected-4g-network-speed-pakistan/ …this is a screenshot of 4g on telenor…7 mbps with around 20 % of full signal strength

  • saad

    Cool speed. Telenor :)

    • Muhammad Aamir

      Did you check? Please send screenshort.Thanks

      • Saad

        Ive attached the screenshot above. Luckily they are testing 3G all day in my office building, so I enjoy seamless communication free of cost for 9 hours :)

        • Muhammad Aamir

          You are lucky guy :)

    • Wow Wow Wow..I’m amazed and can’t wait for it

      Thanks for the screen

    • الحمد للہ استغفر اللہ

      How can we believe this picture is taken with 3G/4G in Pakistan.
      Don’t take me Negative.These pictures are available on internet in countless number

      • saad

        Because this is the other screenshot I took with it. You can match the time in both images.

  • Zarina Bibi Tanha

    I am usining 2G .q ke G G hota he chaye 3 ho ya 2.

    • Electro

      ya phir Haan G .

      • Muhammad Aamir

        LOL!

  • Alamdar Raza

    Telenor 4G…7 mbps with around 20 % signal strength

    • Muhammad Aamir

      WOW!

      • Qaisar Khan

        Aamir I think you love 3G/4G too much :D

        • Muhammad Aamir

          Yeah! You are right! There is a reason, in my areas there is no fast internet available i.e., PTCL DSL, Wateen and even EVO etc. I am using 2G for many years. That is why I am
          Extremely waiting for 3G and 4G :)

          • Qaisar Khan

            Good same conditions are here I am using evo 3G but i get only 2 signals here and internet speed is too slow :)

  • Prince Ge

    Kindly someone tell me that 3G service will be launched in kashmir or not?

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      Of course it’ll be available across country.

    • Qaisar Khan

      But after auction you will have to wait 2/3 months more :(

  • Sid

    4G. Rawalpindi.

    • Qaisar Khan

      Ha ha these pictures are Googled :P :P :P :P :P

    • الحمد للہ استغفر اللہ

      How can we believe this picture is taken with 3G/4G in Pakistan.
      Don’t take me Negative.These pictures are available on internet in countless number.

    • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

      26mb Hahahahhahhhah Shakal dekhi hai aenay main apni ?? either it will be 2 mb or 6mb speed that we will receive not more !!

  • Qaisar Khan

    Slaam Friends How can we beleive on some pictures shared here that whether they are real or not because there are many similar pictures available on internet.

  • faisal

    Finally 3g working but poor speed :(

    • Bilal Habib

      Han to ap movian na dekho na just browsing karo

    • umair

      change your server from PTCL broadband to Qubee or Brain net. This server is choked and then u will get the real 3G speed test