Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Zong to Add 1,000 Additional 4G Sites in Next Three Months
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.
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