Burq Broadband, country’s first WiFi broadband service provider, has inaugurated its first franchise in Peshawar.
Part of Argentina based ICONDOR Telecom Group — that has footprints in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay since the early eighties — Burq aims to offer broadband services to customers through WiFi.
While present in one part of Rawalpindi, Burq’s major coverage span is in KPK, and its first franchise in Peshawar also shows company’s intents and focus towards Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Mr. Shahid Mir, CEO of Burq Broadband, while addressing the audience on the occasion said ”
We have deliberately selected one part of the town of Peshawar i.e. Warsak Road where as a Management we felt people need a quality, reliable, affordable and a stable internet service, if money was the only objective we could have started from a much higher income strata area like Hayatabad.
I reiterate The Management’s commitment and desire for further expansion and hence investment in near future”.
Burq Broadband Coverage
Burq currently offers it WiFi services in selected parts of Peshawar, Attock, Mardan, Nowshera, D.I.Khan and Rawalpindi. Below is the list of areas where Burq currently offers WiFi:
- Peshawar: Warsak Road and adjoining areas-planning to move to cover Hayatabad
- Mardan: Bank Road and adjoining areas with Pakistan Chowk
- D.I.Khan: Circular Road, Gomal Market, Mohalla Nadday Ali Shah, Bakhri Bazar, Busti Shaikhan Wali & Adjoining areas
- Rawalpindi: Satellite Town A, B, C-Katarian-Malpur and adjoining areas
- Nowshera: Cantonment, Railway Station & Adjoining areas
Burq Broadband Tariff
Burq scratch cards of various denomination are sold, including Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 300, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.
|Amount of Time Allowed||Speed||Validity|
|Rs. 50||2.5 Hours||512 Kbps||7 Days|
|Rs. 100||5 Hours||512 Kbps||10 Days|
|Rs. 300||15 Hours||1 Mbps||15 Days|
|Rs. 500||25 Hours||1 Mbps||20 Days|
|Rs. 1,000||50 Hours||1.5 Mbps||25 Days|
Example: If you have bought a Rs. 500 card, then you will be able to use 25 hours of internet at a data transfer rate of 1Mbps. Validity of this card will expire after 25 hours of usage or after 20 days of first login.
How to Use Burq Broadband
If you are in an area where Burq Broadband is available then it will start appearing in the list of available WiFi networks on your PC/Laptop or smartphone. Simply connect to Burq WiFi network. Upon browsing, you will be asked for user name and password, which you need to enter from the scratch card.
Once the scratch card is authenticated, you will be able to use Burq Broadband till the expiry of the card.