ZTE to Offer Direct-to-Home Services in Pakistan

ZTE is all set to bring digital television services in Pakistan, especially in its northern areas, according to Zhang Zhenhui, executive vice president of the Chinese company.


This was decided during China’s Belt and Road Forum yesterday between officials from Pakistan and China.

Mr. Zhang said,

This is a project with significant importance, as it provides telecommunication services to many Pakistani people, including ones that live in rural and remote areas. This is a key strategic project by the two governments, and ZTE serves as the bond between the two nations.

He added that the policy will help the company’s next phase of international expansion.

ZTE’s International Presence

ZTE operates in a large number of countries (160+) with almost half of the company’s revenue coming from its international business. Pakistan happens to be one of the most important markets for ZTE. The company worked together with Pakistani telecom operators, pioneering 2G, 3G and 4G network launches. They also opened an R&D center in Pakistan back in 2006.

As mentioned earlier, the company made the announcement at the Belt and Road Forum in China. This expansion by ZTE is a part of the One belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. OBOR aims to connect Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa with a transport and logistics network. China will use roads, ports, railway tracks, pipelines, airports, electric grids and fiber optic lines to connect with these regions. OBOR is an effort on China’s part to offload its surplus of products and services to other countries in order to sustain its economy.

“5G will be ZTE’s champion product. We will be the leader.” – ZTE Vice President

Last year the Chinese telecom giant was fined $1 billion by the US government, after pleading guilty to selling American technology to Iran. This affected the company’s profits, reporting a 2.36 billion yuan net loss in 2016.

However, ZTE is looking forward to 2017 after posting strong first quarter profits. Mr. Zhang says that the company will be investing heavily in 5G development, rolling out the new technology in 2020.



A techie, gamer, and Senior Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Ganjay DTH ko itna jaldi nahi anay day gay, they are waiting for Sudan and Somalia

    • YES

      Z17 is shaping up to be sweet with that 8 gigs of main memory !

      oh and don’t worry on after sales , when Elephone can establish local support/service centres then i’m sure ZTE can do better !

      let’s just hope the prices are kept to a sane extent

    • also , Axon is a luxury sub brand iirc .. it will cost more than the Nubia series !

      Nubia 1 : 0 Axon

      • Axon : Audio Quality. I’d buy an Axon 7 in a snap provided it sells for $400 here.

        • yeah , that much optimism is useless and delusional at best

          prepare to shell out around 75-80 k

      • 1.Fast Charging means 250 mAH is hardly a difference
        2. QHD is a battery drainer , automatically annuls your first point and also gives rise to an additional con in Axon’s favor
        3. Custom Roms , nuff said
        4. Unless you’re talking about call quality and vocals , no one uses speakers anymore for music.
        5. Again , Custom Rom is your friend
        6. your opinion , you’re entitled to it
        7. Custom ROM again

        more like 1:2 , good comeback and credit to you but i’d rather have the Nubia series here first.

        Their cameras are superb and even Axon takes AFTER the Nubia’s camera tradition , NOT the other way round.

        Axon was released to familiarize the EU/US markets since they do not trust a native chinese brand too much , so they had to act in clever disguise with a whole new sub brand. I’ve known the brand since before it’s creation

        it will cost more here and the difference in price b/w Nubia and Axon will be much greater than you perceive !

        Nubia is available in India … that’s a massive hint. Developing markets. Comparatively competitive pricing , even if at a premium (still better than apple/samsung )

        Axon released in posh 1st world countries and surrounding territories. costs more.

        • ofcourse we do ! it might be a side effect of my varsity education but i’m starting to see every electronic device from an ergonomic and efficiency POV , trying to squeeze out as much from the Price/Perf ratio as possible.

          ” you’re planning to keep a phone till either it dies or you die”

          lol that’s harsh , i’ve still got so much to see !

          but yeah , you’re right. guess this is what happens when tech enthusiasts collide. each puts their reasoning on board , an intense discussion-cum-debate ensues and then it ends amicably. because in the end , technology is meant to connect people and technology is for everyone .

          you’re lucky to have a very good phone in your possession

          Indeed , To Each their own :)

  • PTCL internet devices by ZTE company are the worst!!!

    And btw will they provide DTH tv services with the help of 5g internet or only 5g internet service ?

  • As far as I remember, DTH Auction is put on Hold by Govt. So question how “ZTE is all set” to launch DTH Services? Because no company got DTH License yet. How ZTE is sure they will get it?

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