Warid feeling insecure from 3G, 4G tech, requesting customers to wait a little

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ISLAMABAD – The only TelCo remained out from next generation band width auction, Warid Telecom, is now feeling insecure for its somewhat angry customers to port-out from the network services and join the 3G, 4G operators of Pakistan.

According to the details, since past one week, Warid customer care had been sending in the messages to its customers asking them to report any call from other reporters persuading them to port out to other networks.

One such message from the Warid reads as:


Moreover, the Warid Telecom was also ensuring its customers to launch latest data technology soon.

PakistanTribe reported on April 28, that Warid would soon launch the 4G  Long-Term Evolution (LTE) as its licence allowed so.


PakistanTribe also reported citing sources privy to country’s smallest telco that Warid has technology neutral license giving it a right to launch 4G LTE technology, the most advanced tech so far.


“Warid already has license of 4G LTE before other networks, and they are waiting for NOC from PTA,” source added.

“We understand the need of modern era. Warid Telecom is working to provide advance data technology which will be announced shortly,” source added further.

 Warid launched its cellular services in Pakistan in May 2005 and had 12.54 million subscribers at the end of March of this year, down from 17.39 million in 2010-11, making the company the country’s smallest operator. On account of performance issues and crisis, the company had its complete management changed at the end of 2010.

Pakistan’s total subscriber base rose 12.2 percent to 122.1 million over the same period, meaning Warid’s market share fell to 10.3 percent from 16 percent.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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