Wateen Telecom on Monday partnered with Telenor Pakistan to connect over 700 Telenor cell sites under the Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) initiative, in a bid to achieve the needs of the growing bandwidth demand and emerging technologies.
Telenor Pakistan relies on Wateen as one of the major partners for fiber-optic backbone to maintain over 6,000km of its network across the country.
Wateen, one of the fiber infrastructure companies in Pakistan, will provide active capacity to Telenor Pakistan cell sites for faster connectivity and higher internet speed across 12 major cities.
This technological alliance will play an instrumental role in improving customer experiences with increased network capacity and reliability for the telecom operator.
Adil Rashid, CEO Wateen Telecom, said on the occasion that the collaboration will ensure that Telenor customers get the best network experience in every aspect of daily life, whether at home 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 in the subscriber base has catalysed the need for introducing initiatives like FTTT. The companies expect the introduction of new technology will help meet the growing bandwidth requirements.