After acquiring necessary spectrum in 850MHz band for $395 million, Telenor Pakistan is now aiming to roll out 4G network in Pakistan with-in months, confirmed us Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan, newly appointed CEO of Telenor Pakistan.
Telenor CEO said that while there’s some saturation in voice, he sees a lot of opportunities and humongous potential available in data segment that Telenor is geared up to tap in.
Along with consuming the newly acquired spectrum for 3G network, Ifran wahab — in an exclusive chat with ProPakistani — said that Telenor Pakistan will also go for 4G as soon as it would be possible.
“Global economy has moved on to Internet and segments like health, education, agriculture and literally everything else that is capitalizing the benefits of internet. That’s exactly where we are moving towards now with largest 3G network in Pakistan and 4G network that would be available in matter of just few months”, said Irfan who is made CEO of the company just today.
Irfan said that his company is still working on the numbers for the investment that would be required for the network rollout, but said that Telenor Pakistan is fully committed to Pakistani market.
“We have just invested $395 million for the spectrum while more funds will be poured in to the network during next two years to offer Pakistani customers the best in class 3G and 4G networks”, commented Irfan.
Showing his content on 850MHz spectrum, the CEO said that this newly acquired spectrum has its unique advantages including rural reach and in-building penetration. He said this new spectrum, along with higher bands, Telenor is best placed to offer premium internet in both rural and urban markets.
It maybe recalled that Telenor has already completed its trials for 4G network.