Telenor Pakistan today started issuing 4G SIMs to its employees, we have checked with sources working at Telenor.
This is a clear indication and a sign that company is soon going to introduce 4G services in the country; however, an internal test for employees might be conducted before the service is finally made available for customer trials.
It maybe recalled that 4G services can only be accessed through a compatible SIM. All current Telenor customers will have to upgrade and get their SIMs replaced in order to enjoy 4G services.
While we don’t have a launch date for 4G services, sources suggest that Telenor will start offering its customers 4G network around Q4 of 2016.
Commercial launch will happen only after internal and customers’ trials.
When asked about any estimated timeline of launch, Areej Khan, Director Corporate Communications, Telenor Pakistan, told ProPakistani that she cannot, at this point, commit to a definitive date for the launch of 4G services which is subject to taking necessary approvals.
“Once we have more concrete plans and visibility on the exact launch date, we shall communicate the same to our customers”, said Areej.
Telenor Pakistan will be third 4G operator in Pakistan after Zong and Warid Telecom, which is now part of Mobilink.
Telenor has 38 million customers in Pakistan and it currently offers 2G and 3G services in Pakistan.