Wateen Partners With SES Networks to Provide Better Cellular Services In Pakistan

Wateen Telecom Limited partners with SES Networks to deliver cellular backhaul services to leading mobile network operators in Pakistan.

Wateen Telecom customers can rely on Pakistan’s leading fibre and satellite network service provider for reliable and enhanced voice and data signals in remote mountainous areas in the north and inaccessible southern regions of the country delivered via SES Networks’ high-performance connectivity.

SES announced that the agreement will provide Wateen with access to high-powered C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East.

The satellite capacity, coupled with Wateen’s strong system integration capabilities, will provide a high-quality cellular backhaul service to Pakistan’s leading mobile network operators.  Wateen Telecom will support both 2G and 3G backhaul services on this network.

Rizwan Tiwana, CEO at Wateen Telecom, stated:

This marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with SES Networks, and a continuation of our commitment to offer the best service quality to our customers.

Imran Malik, Vice President Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks said:

We are pleased that Wateen Telecom recognises the benefits of SES Networks’ seamless network and other capabilities, tapping into our high-powered satellite to bring reliable and high-quality cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. We look forward to building a strong strategic partnership with Wateen Telecom and being a consistent source of support and empowerment as they address their consumers’ changing connectivity needs.

About SES Networks

With over 70 satellites in Geostationary and Medium Earth Orbits, SES prides itself in being the world’s leading satellite operator offering connectivity services via two business units named SES Networks and SES Video.

SES Networks deliver managed data services across the globe in sectors including telecommunications, energy, aeronautics, maritime as well as to private and government institutions.