Zong Officially Launches its 4G LTE Network in Pakistan
3 years ago
Zong has officially launched its 4G LTE services in Pakistan just moments ago through a launch ceremony held in PC Hotel Karachi. With this Pakistan gets the latest wireless broadband technology to join the league of 76 countries having LTE networks.
Dr. Fan Yunjun, CEO, China Mobile Pakistan, Dr. Zhao Peng, Chief Commercial Officer of CMPak, Mr. Sajid Mehmood, Chief Network Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer, Mr. Niaz A Malik, CIO and Corporate Chief Sales and Strategy were present at the launch ceremony.
During his keynotes, Dr. Fan said that Zong’s technical and commercial teams are all prepared to launch 4G LTE services in seven cities during the first phase.
Below are seven cities where, according to Zong’s CEO, 4G services will be available immediately:
Dr. Fan said that Zong will inject 1 billion dollars in Pakistan over the span of three to four years. He said that his company aims to add 4,000 new cell sites to the network by year end. He explained that 4G, 3G and even 2G networks will be expanded over the time.
Zong’s CEO said that his company is committed to build the strongest digital ecosystem in the country to get the best out of next-gen mobile networks.
Dr. Fan revealed that Zong has already added 866,000 3G customers on its network.
On its first day of launch, Zong’s 4G network footprint spans around seven cities in the country with strongest network in Lahore where it is likely to face tough competition from Warid, another contender that has plans to start 4G LTE services with-in two weeks from now.
Not to mention, Zong has 4G coverage maps of only five cities on the website.
Zong had bought spectrums for 3G and 4G bands earlier this year in an spectrum auction held by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
Not to mention, ProPakistani had already published the details about Zong’s 4G packages and coverage maps of Zong’s 4G Network for five cities.
Customers Need to Get 4G Enabled SIMs
Those Zong customers who reside with-in the 4G coverage areas and want to use Zong’s 4G network will have to get 4G enabled SIM. We are told that these SIMs will be available at customer care centres starting next week, however, you can also order a SIM replacement by visiting Zong’s website.
Zong 4G Packages
According to details we have got, Zong will be offering below five 4G packages:
- Monthly Premium 2GB: Rs. 350 per month
- Monthly Premium 4GB: Rs. 650 per month
- Monthly Premium 10GB: Rs. 1500 per month
- Monthly Premium 20GB: Rs. 2500 per month
- Monthly Premium 30GB: Rs. 3500 per month
- You can subscribe to one of these 4G-enabled bundles to activate 4G services.
- The 4G-enabled bundles can be subscribed by both prepaid & postpaid subscribers.
- The 4G enabled bundles can be used in 4G, 3G & 2G areas.
How to Subscribe:
- Prepaid Customers: Dial *6464# to activate 4G-enabled bundles
- Postpaid Customers: Dial *7788# to activate 4G-enabled bundles
There are two more hybrid bundles offered by Zong. Monthly data limit on these hybrid bundles is 2GB and 4GB, while they offer unlimited on-net calling and 500 SMS a day. Both bundles are priced at Rs. 599 and Rs. 799 per month respectively.
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Zong has planned a fashion show later in the evening to celebrate the launch of Zong’s 4G network.