Pakistani operator Zong is aiming to create an additional 1,000 4G sites across Pakistan by the end of the year.
The company announced this goal the day after achieving its 2016 4G rollout plan three months ahead of schedule. The addition of 1000 4G sites will take the operator’s overall tally 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 parent company China Mobile - the largest mobile operator in the world - has given the go-ahead for additional investment. Through this, the total 4G investment of Zong in Pakistan is expected to pass USD 300 Million by the end of this year.
Zong recently expanded its 4G coverage to over 100 cities nationwide and was also designated by PTA as the number one 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 enhance Zong’s 4G coverage and quality of data user experience.
Maham Dard, Director Corporate affairs and Official Spokesperson of Zong, 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 enabling a fully connected environment for Pakistanis for which we have invested over PKR 220 Billion so far. Digitisation is a catalyst for economic growth and we will continue to enable it by leading the data services market of Pakistan” he added.