Warid Signs Ericsson for 4G LTE Deployment



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 and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK


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

  • 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

  • “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?

    • 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 :)

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

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

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  • 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.

    • 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 ;)

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

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

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