Telenor Upgrades its 1500 Cell Sites in 32 Cities to 3G

Telenor Pakistan, according to a tweet by Micheal Foley, CEO, Telenor Pakistan, has upgraded its 20 percent cell sites out of total 7500 total sites on the network to 3G.

Telenor, as we know already, has around 7500 cell sites on its network in Pakistan.

Company officials apparently celebrated the achievement with a cake cutting ceremony as seen in the tweet above. Cake, which mentions the number of cell cites that are 3G enabled now, also has names of the cities where Telenor claims to have its 3G footprint.

Micheal Foley emphasized in his tweet that this is just the beginning, hinting that Telenor is likely to get further aggressive for 3G roll-outs. Telenor, with major focus on rural areas, is likely to see severe competition from Ufone, Zong and Mobilink in major hubs.

It merits mentioning here that subscribers shouldn’t expect blanket 3G coverage in the cities where Telenor claims to have 3G its network.

Currently Telenor is said to have 3G coverage in below cities:

  1. Abbotabad
  2. Wah
  3. Taxila
  4. Bhawalpur
  5. DG Khan
  6. DI Khan
  7. Faisalabad
  8. Gujranwala
  9. Gujrat
  10. Hyderabad
  11. Islamabad
  12. Jehlum
  13. Kharian
  14. Karachi
  15. Lahore
  16. Mandibahudin
  17. Pakpattan
  18. Sahiwal
  19. Multan
  20. Muzafargarh
  21. Okara
  22. Peshawar
  23. Quetta
  24. Rawalpindi
  25. Sarai Alamgir
  26. Sargodha
  27. Sialkot
  28. Swabi
  29. Bannu
  30. Kohat
  31. Mardan
  32. Entire Rawalpindi-Lahore G.T. Road.

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


  • Naveed

    Looks good !! can anyone share speed test of their 3G in ISB/RWP ???

    • Fakhre Alam

      yar you wait for warid and until that don’t ask for any speed test.

    • Bilal Iqbal

      3+Mbps in Faisalabad…

      • zafar

        My test

        • Bilal Iqbal

          Where is speed result

    • Umar Malik

      I got this speed in RWP :)

    • Tosi

      Mine Location: Muslim Town Rwp

    • umar

      telenor speedtest screenshot in rwp scheme3

  • Friendly critic

    Is Ufone sleeping?

    • Noman

      I don’t think so that Ufone is sleeping may be they are working on something big that Telenor?

    • Ufone user Qaisar

      ufone going to give surprise

  • hamza

    Poor coverage on murree road

  • Geekpk

    Good development – as this will create more competition and will benefit the users.

  • Muhammad Fawad

    Worst coverage in Gujrat. Even unable to get 512K speed. Very much disappointed by telenor.

    • Khan

      if i get 2 to 3oo in utorrent i am happy

  • Sikander

    This is perfectly right that 3G of telenor has suddenly expanded in our City Gujranwala upto the extent that I’m surprised. But it works fine on sreets and roads. It doesnt work inside the houses as outdoors. This makes me fully disapppointed. Why not blanket coverage like GSM? When it will happen? I’m waiting for that time

    • Tnt4ever

      because they have 5Mhz frequency. if it would be 10mhz that would have better coverage in homes as well.

      • croc

        Frequency band has no impact on signal penetration. All bands in Pakistan are in 2100 Mhz band and suffer same losses in signal quality.

  • Hashim

    First cover whole Lahore please Telenor, i am not getting 3G coverage in J2 block near Expo centre. Call centre said sites are not 3G compatible!!! Dfm

  • Saad

    Great to see Telenor actually showing the customers they mean business. Would appreciate seeing more telco’s come out with their efforts of expanding 3G sites.

  • Zubair

    Atleast cover lahore and its surrounding..No coverage in Bahria Town & Sukh Chayn.

    • Saqib

      No Coverage in LDA Avenue & T&T Aabpara as well.

    • Usman

      No coverage in Johar town either. Only Ufone and Zong here. With slight mobilink signals on the roof.

  • Muhammad Muaavia

    and Attock ???????????

  • Mustafa

    Competition from Ufone really?

  • Shoaib

    The upgradation of 1500 cell sites in short period by Telenor is marvellous.As 3G is new technology in Pakistan,customers may face problems at start but as it will expand and grow, technical problems will finish and customers will enjoy.Just wait for another six months.New products always take time for penetration.

  • Farrukh Siddique

    I have ported in Telenor from Warid for the want of 3G. However I found myself gasping for basic voice services on Telenor. My home and office both are located at main locations of Rawalpindi (for those who are at Rawalpindi….. Askari 10, Chaklala and CMH) but poor indoor coverage bar me from making and receiving calls. However outdoor coverage is OK

  • Aftab

    Great work

  • Muhammad Danish

    already hai hyd main per signals km aaaty hain and direct 2g pe network chala jata hai…

    • Saquib Ali Khuwaja

      Very Few locations covered in hyderabad. Telenor needs to increase their 3g presence in the city.

  • Gulfam

    Telenor’s 3G in Islamabad/Rawalpindi is not reliable. Their signals disappear frequently during 2G/3G transition. I have used it for three months and now switched over to Ufone which is far better.

  • Mohammad Yahya

    Mobilink 3G Speedtest, Handset LG G2

    • Muhammad Muaavia

      very bad

      • Usman

        Not bad….It is around 8Mbps speed

  • Zaki Uddin

    Happy to see such growth!

  • Bilal Hussain

    Still poor coverage liers ! 3 main cities are partiality covered and going to cover other cities, What a joke ! zong and ufone covered almost karachi, hate telenor !

  • rawalpindi se 30km door hy hmara town… yaha kb aaay ge? :p

    • nabeel

      Tell name?

  • Sajid Shafique

    When 3G service will be available in Larkana & other other cities of Sindh apart from Karachi & Hyderabad.