Warid Signs Ericsson for 4G LTE Deployment

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Warid Telecom of Pakistan has contracted Ericsson for deployment of its 4G LTE network in Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources.

Network up-gradation and 4G LTE rollout contract was award to Ericsson after successful lab tests in which Warid scored considerably well.

It maybe recalled here that Ericsson was major infrastructure vendor for Warid’s 2G network rollout as well.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority isn’t happy with the situation, as Warid didn’t buy any (3G or 4G) license but is still forging its way to 4G service offerings.

Warid on the other hands is seemingly committed in offering its customers the 4G LTE network with-in current calendar year.

Sources inside Warid confirmed ProPakistani that Warid is aiming for at least five cities for the deployment of 4G network with-in this year. These cities will include: Islamabad, Rawalpindi,Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala and Faisalabad.

Warid didn’t confirm us anything regarding the value of its network rollout contract with Ericsson, however, in an earlier statement company had committed to invest some $400 million in Pakistan.

While we don’t have any deadline for the start of 4G services from Warid, sources hint that company will be able to offer something around or by end of September 2014.

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


  • I don’t think they will launch the services before Zong.

  • Naveed

    I got a news from tribune express that they will be launching 4GLTE after EID :) hopefully..

    • ab ki baat hamesha maze ki hoti hai :P

    • Rayyan Sood

      Warid today made official announcement about it’s commercial launch of 4G LTE

      • Naveed

        Awesome :)

  • Muhammad Aamir

    What a smart move by Warid without buying a 4G licence. No one can cease Warid to inaugurate 4G LTE. It is called common sense. :D

    • Naveed

      I am desperately waiting for 4GLTE as i really dont want to switch my number as Warid is best network :)

      • sim ko sade per rakh do aor koi aor 3g use karo jub warid fourg aye to phir sim laga lena your decission is not GoOD

        • Naveed

          I am using ZONG as well as their 3G is awesome :) and using a Warid sim as a secondary. As soon as they will launch 4GLTE i will swtich to Warid as a primary :)

    • Ahmed Habib

      Not common sense but yes skillful business mind. Company ki bachat kra di pie ny

  • Ammar

    “Pakistan Telecommunication Authority isn’t happy with the situation, as Warid didn’t buy any (3G or 4G) license but is still forging its way to 4G service offerings”

    LOL WUT? Wasn’t it PTA that gave Warid the go ahead to launch 4G?

    • Guest

      I think it is the author selfmade wording.

    • Naveed

      They have to give warid a go ahead as the technology-netrual lis. is with warid.. They are not happy ofcourse but they have to give permission to warid to launch 4GLTE as they dont have any choice :)

      • Ahmed Habib

        Netrual? ;)

        Warid k employee ho ap?

        • Naveed

          @Ahmed no I am not a Warid Employee but I read the articles alot where it says 4GLTE by Warid :)

  • Faizan Bhatti

    i heard that they will announce something on 14 Aug. i bet it will be 4G LTE .

    • Ahmed Habib

      Betting is not good!

    • men samjha ap ne bet kardi

    • Rayyan Sood

      Warid made official announcement about commercial launch of 4G LTE in September 2014

  • Rayyan Sood

    If companies couldn’t launch 3G properly in any single city what’s the use. Ghar aur office pe tou banda Wi-Fi use kar leta hai. Kia faida k aap on the go mobile pe 3G chala rahay ho aur coverage area se out ho janay pe 2G pe aa jao. 2G warid se better kisi ka nahi. So mehnge 3G packages se better hai sasta aur acha 2G istemal kia jaye.

    • Muhammad Aamir

      Can you use WIFI in your smartphone while running a car? or when there is no light in your home? 3G is a secondary source of internet not a primary source.

      • Rayyan Sood

        That’s what I already mentioned in my comment dear read it again carefully ” kia faida k aap on the go mobile pe 3G chala rahy ho aur coverage area se out ho janay pe 2G pe aa jao. As far as electricity failure is concerned it’s a different thing.

  • Ahmed

    3g big failure in Pakistan, there are months passed but no coverage except lhr, kchi, isb,, :-(

    • Adeel Tariq

      Mr. Ahmed, har kam mein kuch waqat lagta hei itnay beichain kiun ho rahay ho, jiss age kay ab app ho wahan tak pohanchnay mein bhi kuch time laga ho ga tou yar jab kudrat apnay kamon mein kuch waqat lagati hei tou hum tou phir bhi insan hein. Be patience

  • Nawan

    This information is half correct! There is one more vendor signed!

    • curious_bob

      is it NSN?

  • Arslan Shahid

    Friend’s any network info calls & sms detail contect me at this number 03478800500

  • Arslan Shahid

    Friend’s any network info calls & sms detail Each period 6 month availbalty

    Telenor , zong , warid , jazz owner ship change karwny ka leay contect me at this number 03478800500

    • Bilal Iqbal

      This is not a market place and selling such information is not Legal i think… what would you feel if your personal information is given to someone.. :P

  • ccpetaro.blogspot.com

    Quetta is ignored once again that is bad

    • umar Khan

      No . Mobilink and ufone are providing 3G in Quetta .

  • Naveed

    Here you go with the news :)

    bit.ly/1mXbjoY

  • Guest

    I have been a warid customer since 2007 there is no doubt they have best quality network but it will take one year for complete roll-out in lahore for 4g coverage like other network ufone and telenor and mobilink did after 3g launchthey focused on the certain area instead of whole lahore so i switched to the zong and amazed to see that major portion of lahore have 3g coverage and call quality is also gud as warid. im more than satisfy than warid now i can surf internet high speed on the go.

    • Naveed

      I am still a Warid user but I like Zong too as they are giving good 3G Speeds with good coverage as well.. Just having some signal issues at home and complained about it if that is resolved then I will switch from Warid on 14th August if they dont announce 4GLTE ;)

  • Harris

    I am currently using Mobilink 3G and its awesome. A good speed is around 1.3 Mbps in Islamabad.

    • Naveed

      #SuperZONG3G in Blue Area Islamabad :P

  • StHoster.com

    ahan wondefll! warid launching 4g great pakistan goes success

  • Hashim

    Just got this.

    • Rayyan Sood

      Warid has made official announcement about commercial launch of 4G LTE in September 2014