Wateen, Telenor hold hands to satisfy transmission capacity need


Wateen Telecom on Monday partnered with Telenor Pakistan to attach over 700 Telenor cell sites under the Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) initiative, during a bid to realize the requirements of the growing bandwidth demand and emerging technologies.

Telenor Pakistan relies on Wateen together with the main partners for the fiber-optic backbone to take care of over 6,000km of its network across the country.

Water, one of the fiber infrastructure companies in Pakistan, will provide active capacity to Telenor Pakistan cell sites for faster connectivity and better internet speed across 12 major cities.

This technological alliance will play an instrument in improving customer experiences with increased network capacity and reliability for the telecom operator.

Adil Rashid, CEO of Wateen Telecom, said on the occasion that the collaboration will make sure that Telenor customers get the simplest network experience in every aspect of lifestyle, whether reception or on the move.

He highlighted that Wateen’s FTTT technology will enable Telenor Pak­istan to open up higher bandwidth transport capabilities, giving customers a smoother and faster internet experience, while ensuring uninterrupted data services.

The demand for data services has grown exponentially in Pakistan, in seven years, the broadband subscriber base has gone from 14 million to over 100 million, the surge within the subscriber base has catalyzed the necessity for introducing initiatives like FTTT. the businesses expect the introduction of the latest technology will help meet the growing bandwidth requirements.

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