Zong to Add 1,000 Additional 4G Sites in Next Three Months

Zong will add an additional 1,000 4G sites across Pakistan in remaining three months of 2016, said a press statement issued by the company moments ago.

Zong said that it had a target of rolling out 5,000 4G sites by end 2016, however, the company achieved their 2016 4G rollout goals three months ahead of schedule, showing an outstanding execution of their 4G roll out site plan.

Now, due to early achievement of 2016 targets, China Mobile Communication Corporation — the parent group of CMPak — has agreed to induct more capital for another 1,000 4G sites during next three months.

To facilitate company’s ambitious expansion plans, Zong has been given a go-ahead for additional investment.”

The addition of 1,000 4G sites will take the overall tally of Zong’s 4G sites to around 6,000 by the end of this year, making it the largest, widest and fastest in terms of 4G coverage.

To facilitate company’s ambitious expansion plans, Zong’s been given a go-ahead for additional investment. Through this, the total 4G investment of Zong in Pakistan is going to cross USD 300 Million by the end of this year.

It is to be noted that Pakistan’s fastest growing 4G network recently expanded its 4G coverage to over 100 cities nationwide and was also designated by PTA as the No.1 operator in voice and data services.

This expansion plan is a strong indicator of Zong’s long-term commitment to the local telecommunication market.  The rollout will greatly enhance Zong’s 4G coverage and quality of data user experience, reflecting organization’s aspiration to transform the digital lives of Pakistanis through its high speed data services.

Zong had a total of 5,000 4G sites with 4G coverage in over 100 cities till September 2016

Mr. Maham Dard, Director Corporate affairs and Official Spokesperson of the Company said: “The addition of 1,000 4G sites after meeting our 4G expansion target is a huge milestone for us. It testifies our commitment to provide a stable, affordable and reliable network to our customers. We will continue to invest in 4G technology and continue to improve our services to provide a faster, wider and deeper data quality experience to the users. We will continue to invest more and execute more to be able to provide the best quality network to our subscribers”

“Zong envisions to enable a fully connected environment for Pakistanis for which we have invested over PKR 220 Billion so far. Digitization is a catalyst for economic growth and we will continue to enable it by leading the data services market of Pakistan.” he further added.

  • 5000 cellsites ho gye hn aur 1000 k bad 6000 ho jayen ge . Abhi tk cities mn bura hal ha. Multan mn zong ki boht limited si 4g coverage ha . Ek area chalta ha to 1km bad band. Warid has better 4g coverage. Zong has very unstable 4g

    • Quite the opposite in Multan. I have no idea which area you are from, but MDA, Kutchehry, Cantt, Gulgasht, anywhere in Multan I have tried, I always got 12 mb+ speed.. Around Kutchery it;s 20 ( once it was 50mbps! ). I am using Zong’s MBB device ( and ditched PTCL ) around Nishtar and I am constantly getting 14mb+.

    • I have been using Zong MBB from a year in Gulgasht, Multan and I’ve been getting more or less 10 – 12 mb/s continuously. Ping is good as well for online gaming. Haven’t faced any single issue so far. And yes I too prefer it over PTCL.

  • The most important asset for a telecom company is its spectrum. Zong is way ahead than its competitors in terms of 3g/4g spectrum. Mobilink is making a jugarr by acquiring Warid and will face speed issues with 8.8 MHz warid’s tech nuetral spectrum for 4g due to huge number of users(untill they deploye as much 4G towers as currently both merging comlanies have). Telenor ruined its 4g spectrum by spliting it into 2 parts. They are using only 5 MHz for 4G and 5MHz for 3g. As a result their 4G perception has been ruined like their 3G.
    Keeping all this in mind it would be safe to say that Future of Data services belong to Zong.

    • Telenor has recently acquired 2x10MHz spectrum for both 3g and 4g, they can use one 10MHz for 3g and other 10MHz for 4g, then their 4g bandwidth will be equal to zong 4g. Then in this way telenor will lead Zong by having total 15MHz for 3g and 10Mhz for 4g. what u say about it?

      • bro wrong info you have. Telenor currently have
        5mhz in 2100 band for 3g
        5mhz in 850 band for 3g ( total 10mhz for 3g)
        5mhz in 850 for 4g
        850 is technology neutral and Telenor has split 10mhz into half, 5mhz for 3g and 4g, As mentioned by Zafar Abbas Rizvi saab Telenor ruined 850mhz spectrum . future belongs to zong for data services

      • I think Zhong, as 10 MHZ 1800 for 4G and 10Mhz in 2100.. so they have total 20Mhz and Telenor has 10Mhz in 850 and 5 Mhz in 2100… so they only have 15 Mhz…. plus 1800 is much better for good internet speed compared to 850… (coverage is better speed is not).. till now Zong is technical more better and plus they have better delpoyment.. all they need is to invest in optimizing their 4G . once they do and the quality improves further they will grab the top customers.

      • Bro in Pakistan and most of the world split spectrum used for telecom services, which means different slot of spectrum used for uplinking and downlinking. For example a 10 MHz slot from 1700 MHz for uplinking and 10 MHz slot from 1800 MHz for downlinking will jointly made a single 2*10 MHz spectrum in 1800 MHz frequency.

    • Zong is best contender for Carrier Aggregation … now all PTA has to do is Auction its 2600 band for 4g

      • Only 8.8 MHz of Warid is Tech Neutral I suppose not Mobilink’s 6 MHz. And if even its true that 14.4 MHz spectrum can be utilise for LTE still Mobilink have to spare some spectrum out of 14.4 MHz from 1800 MHz for GSM voice services like they and other companies are already doing. They have to spare atleast 5 or 6 MHz out of 14.4 MHz I suppose due to huge number of users. So is not the case for Zong as they have separate 10 MHz for LTE services only.

          • It might be. Please share any official proof other than ProPakistani post or other article.

        • Bro mobilink after merger will have 12.4mhz in 900 band whereas zong is having 7.6 in 900 band. And mobilink comine have 14.8mhz in 1800 band whereas zong have 16mhz. So mobilink don’t need to spare 5 to 6 mhz from 1800 band .as its already having enough in 900 band for voice. So they can use whole 14.8 mhz of 1800 for lte . Which zong cant . Check the link below plz for further detail about specteum https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a72d3997abba86c5692c6d417b1c64d9c36048cf2c08c6be506e811a05ee5198.png

          • 900 MHz lacs capacity and call quality is not upto the mark. If Mobilink shifted all of its voice data on 900 MHz than RIP voice quality of 50 Million customers.

            • Actually it doesn’t make much difference . All u need is spectrum to run voice smoothly. And still all operators are using majority portion of 900mhz for voice and very less of 1800mhz for voice. And also see warid which has almost running full voice calls on 900 and it has exceptional voice quality.

            • وار نے وائیس کال اب مکمل طورپر 900mhz پر کر دی ہے اور میرے نزدیک اس وجہ سے وارد کی واٗیس کوالٹی اب کم ہو گئی ہے اور اگر دونوں انضمام کے بعد علیحدہ علیحدہ ہی چلاتے رہے تو مشکل ہو گی اگر مکمل ایک ہی نیٹورک بن گئے تو زونگ سے بہتر سپیڈ ہوگی

              • I disagree with u Aon bhai on warid call quality. To me its still way better than all other operators. And i agree with u that after merger of both networks the speed will be better than zong as combine network have more spectrum . And waiting for ur reply and respect ur knowledge

                • شکریہ بھائی کوئی شک نہیں وارد پاکستان میں سب سے کوالٹی نیٹورک ہے میں 11 سال سے وارد استعمال کر رہا ہوں اور اسلام ٓاباد میں جہاں ہوں وہاں ٹیسنگ کے لئے وارد 3 جی اور موبی لنک 4 جی کر رہے ہیں جس کی وجہ سےسروس اپ ڈون ہو رہی ہے اور اگلے چند مہینے وارد اور موبی لنک علیحدہ علیحدہ ہی کام کریں گے اور اس کے بعد اکھٹے ہوں گے تب جا کر کر پتہ چلے گا کے کوالٹی بہتر رہتی ہے یا خراب ہوتی ہے

                  • Thanks Aon bhai apk khayal mn warid ka 3G aur mobilink ka 4g kab tk chal jaye ga ?? Aur dono networks full integartaion k bad combine kab tak honge ??

                    • شائید اس مہینے کے ٓاخر تک 3جی چل جائیے اور مکمل کنٹرول کے لئیے چند مہینے لگیں گے کم از کم تین مہینے اورزیادہ سے زیادہ 6 مہینے اور وارد کے سابقہ پیکجز ویسے ہی چلیں گے اورشائید مزید کچھ پیکجزمتعارف کروائیں اور ہو سکتا ہے جلد مشترکہ ریچارج کارڈ مارکیٹ میں ٓا جائے گا

  • میرا تعلق شہر کراچی کے ایک متوسط خاندان سے ہے. بہت سالوں قبل جب میں تعلیم کیلئے لندن آیا تو میرے سر پر ایک ہی دھن سوار تھی کہ کسی طرح اپنی ماسٹرز کی فیس جمع کرنی ہے اور ساتھ ہی ڈگری وقت پر مکمل کرنی ہے. آج کے حساب سے مجھے کم و بیش تیرہ لاکھ روپے درکار تھے. اس ہدف کا حصول قریب قریب ناممکن تھا. جن لوگوں کے ساتھ رہائش تھی وہ سب مذاق اڑاتے اور کہتے ‘ہم بھی دیکھتے ہیں کہ یہ ڈگری کرنے کا بھوت تمہارے سر پر کب تک رہتا ہے؟’ وہ پورے خلوص سے مجھے مشورہ دیتے کہ اس ڈگری وگری میں کچھ نہیں رکھا، اصل کام تو پاونڈ چھاپنا یعنی کمانا ہے. خوش نصیبی سے آتے ہی ایک ریسٹورانٹ میں بیرے کی نوکری مل گئی. سارا دن اور دیر رات تک بیرا گیری کرتا، پلیٹیں دھوتا، فلور صاف کرتا، کیش کاؤنٹر سنبھالتا. یونیورسٹی کی کلاسز ہفتے میں تین روز ہوا کرتیں. اکثر ایسا ہوتا کہ یونیورسٹی سے سیدھا کام پر آجاتا. کئی بار اڑتالیس گھنٹوں تک بناء سوئے کلاسز لیں اور نوکری کی. ہوٹل کی اس نوکری کے علاوہ بھی الحمدللہ طرح طرح کی مزدوریاں کیں. وقت گزرتا گیا اور میں نے ایک کے بعد ایک سیمسٹر نمایاں نمبرز سے پاس کرلئے مگر جب پروجیکٹ جمع کرانے کی صورت میں آخری مرحلہ آیا تو اسے تیار کرنے کیلئے جو لازمی وقت و محنت درکار تھی وہ میں نہ نکال سکا. وجہ یہی تھی کہ فیس کی آخری انسٹال منٹ دینے کیلئے دہری نوکری کرنا پڑتی تھی اور اس کے بعد جسم و ذہن میں پروجیکٹ کیلئے قوت باقی نہ رہتی تھی. خیر بڑی مشکل سے ٹوٹا پھوٹا پروجیکٹ بنا پایا اور جمع کرادیا.
    دل میں شدید خوف تھا کہ معلوم نہیں یہ پروجیکٹ پاس بھی کیا جائے گا یا نہیں؟ والدہ کا روز فون آتا جس میں وہ مجھ سے ریزلٹ کے بارے میں دریافت کرتیں. آخر ایک دن بذریعہ ڈاک مجھے اپنا ریزلٹ گھر پر موصول ہوا. دھڑکتے دل سے جب لفافہ کھولا تو یہ دیکھ کر سانسیں ڈوبنے لگیں کہ میرے پروجیکٹ کو ریجیکٹ کردیا گیا تھا. جس کا صاف مطلب یہ تھا کہ مجھے چھ مہینے دوبارہ محنت کرکے نیا پروجیکٹ جمع کروانا ہوگا. میری آنکھوں سے آنسو رواں تھے جب پاکستان سے والدہ کا فون آیا. انہوں نے حسب معمول ریزلٹ کا دریافت کیا. مجھ میں سچ بولنے کی ہمت نہ تھی لہٰذا میں نے جھوٹ کہا کہ امی ابھی ریزلٹ آنے میں وقت ہے. جواب میں امی نے مجھے ڈھارس دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ عظیم بلکل فکر نہ کرنا ، آج شب قدر ہے میں رات بھر تمہاری کامیابی مانگوں گی اور تم دیکھنا کہ تم کامیاب ہی رہو گے. میں نے دل میں سوچا، اب کون سی کامیابی؟ ریزلٹ تو میرے ہاتھ میں ہیں جو مجھے ناکامی کی خبر سنا رہا ہے. خیر وہ رات والدہ نے عبادت میں اور میں نے خاموش ماتم میں گزاری. صبح ہوئی تو یونیورسٹی سے فون آیا، میں نے گھبرا کر اٹھایا تو دوسری طرف سے آواز آئی کہ ہم بہت معزرت خواہ ہیں کہ ہم نے آپ کو غلط ریزلٹ بھیج دیا ہے. اصل میں تو آپ اچھے نمبروں سے کامیاب ہوچکے ہیں. میری سمجھ مفقود تھی کہ یہ کیسے ممکن ہے کہ انگلینڈ جیسے نظم و ضبط والے ملک کی ایک نمایاں یونیورسٹی سے ریزلٹ بھیجنے میں ایسی زبردست چوک ہوجائے؟ مگر کہیں میرا دل یہ جانتا تھا کہ یہ معاملہ حسن اتفاق نہیں بلکہ عطا الہی کا غماز ہے جو میری والدہ کی دعا کا نتیجہ ہے. ایسے کتنے ہی معجزات ہیں جو میری زندگی میں اپنے والدین کی دعاؤں سے برپا ہوئے ہیں. لوگ کسی بزرگ کی دعا کیلئے دن رات جتن کرتے ہیں مگر اکثر ویسی کوشش اپنے والدین کی دعا کے حصول کیلئے نہیں کرتے. حالانکہ یہ باپ کی دعا ہے جو رد نہیں ہوتی اور یہ ماں کی دعا ہے جو عرش ہلادیتی ہے.

    مزید اچھی اچھی تحاریرمیری پروفائل پر دیکھیں
    اگر آپ کو آئی ڈی پسند آئے تو فالو (follow) کرنے کے بعد سی فرسٹ (see first) بھی کریں آپ کو پوسٹ ملتی رہیں گی

  • Still no news about 3G in Ajk? Propakistani reports that PTA will launch 3G in September but Still nothing on it, plz Confirm..

    • Band depends on allocated spectrum. LTE on 1800 MHz called band 3. Whenever PTA will auction any other spectrum other than 1800 MHz the acquiring company will use band accordingly. For example if PTA auction 2600 MHz spectrum for LTE in future and Ufone gets that, Ufone will use LTE band 8 I suppose

  • Well, when Zong started their 4G they were good however there were spikes in the connection speed, it wasn’t stable. Now their 4G speed sucks big time. And the presence of spikes mean you can’t watch HD stuff seamlessly. That’s not good by any means.
    Warid on the other hand is super stable and super good. Treat to use.
    Such a shame that mobilink has acquired it and shortly it will also be ruined with cheap Chinese equipment.

    • It doesn’t depend on origin of the equipment. Huawei and ZTE are making world’s latest most expensive equipments which are being used by top telecommunications companies world wide. Erricsson is a tale of gone days now and even eurpean countries are not using its equipments now.
      And I am also fed up about stories of Warid’s superior qulity jokes. If Warid had so great services among all companies than why it reached to the point where a company like Moblink acquired it when it was in huge debt?????????????????

      • Dear Zafar, I don’t know what has made you angry. Chill man.
        Now coming to QoS of Zong, believe what you may, but the QoS has taken a dive recently. That’s the case in Lahore at least, and while I say that I am sure there’d be a few areas with exceptionally good speed. Like the ones close to cell sites.
        Last year I was getting around 20 mbps on H+ and around 30 on LTE. And as I mentioned it was spiky not smooth.
        Warid in my area was around 7 mbps but solid straight speed no spikes and was working like charm.
        This year when I have returned in Pakistan I am getting 0.5 on H+, on H and 3G it’s ZERO. On 4G it’s spiking from 0.2 to 2.2 mbps. Not smooth.
        Warid on the other hand is 19 mbps. Rock solid like before.
        My personal experience, since day 1 of warid launch its been excellent. Voice, SMS & data all are exceptionally good.
        Coming to Huawei, I agree, they are really producing some excellent stuff. But they are also producing cheaper stuff if you like to buy it. They will make what you will order.
        Just for example 4G modem that I have from Vodafone if FAR superior than 4G modem that I have from Zong. Maker of both is Huawei.
        Now you decide yourself!
        As for users, I have no idea why someone who has experienced warid would leave. Anyway it’s their choice. I don’t know.
        But no worries. Merger is almost done and dark times for warid users are not far away.

        • I totaly agree with you bro!
          Have been using warid since 6 years! There services have been of great quality since day 1. There 4g is no wonder a 1000x betta than zong, got a zong 4g LTE wingle in may, during the first two months the service was fantastic but since july i hardly get 7mbps on 4g, really disappointed with them! Humaray han jo cheese popula hney lugti quality kheraab hney lugtey hai ! Where as warid 4g gives me a speed of atleast 20mb on every speedtest.

      • Do u really think our awam really does care for quality services? No. They cared for cheap call n sms rates from ufone, telenor and zong no matter what quality they offer. Warid couldn’t survived because most out here weren’t bothered to spend for quality. Still people are fascinated by zong’s 50 gb in rs 2000 yet everyone claims data limit exhausts quicker. Still we hv ufone’s super card fans no matter what level of their 3G is. Telenor hasn’t lost a bit of customer despite their 3G speed sucks. All we want is 1 gb is rs 10. No matter what crap speed u get. There r just few who care for speed & quality. That is why Warid reached a point to get acquired by mobilink.

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