Telenor Pakistan has announced today that it has crossed the 2.6 million 3G subscriber mark in 73 cities – enabling the company to maintain its leadership as the largest and fastest growing 3G network in the country. During the current phase of commercial rollout, 3G services were launched in Pabbi, Karak, Sheikhupura, Toba Tek Singh, Lakki Marwat, Mianwali, Khyber Agency and Vihari.
Free trial of 3G services will be offered to Telenor Pakistan’s customers in these newly added areas for two weeks. The subscribers will be notified about the end of free 3G trial service via SMS and Telenor Pakistan’s official website. Under the free 3G trial offer, customers can enjoy 50 MBs of free data every day. Data services on 2G will be charged as usual.
Expressing his delight, Irfan Wahab Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “Crossing the 3G subscriber mark of 2.6 million is yet another testament of our commitment to facilitate 3G uptake by providing best in class and affordable internet services to all.” “We have a twofold strategy to aggressively roll out 3G sites in the country: one is to increase the number of 3G sites within a city thus expanding the in-city coverage and other is to increase the number of 3G cities across the country. We will continue to strengthen our network reach and stay committed towards building an ecosystem to further facilitate 3G growth in the country,” he added.
It is pertinent to note that in 2013 Telenor Pakistan underwent an enormous network modernization activity which comprised swapping every single facet of its network, from base station equipment to value-added service platforms – and with this development it became the first mobile operator in the country with an end-to-end modernized network. The equipment installed was 24% more energy efficient and possessed intelligent power management features with reduced power consumption. During the modernization carbon emissions were drastically reduced making Telenor Pakistan one of the most fuel efficient organizations in the country.