Zong 4G partners with Ericsson for network expansion

  • With the continuous optimizations of Zong's networks, customers will experience superior voice quality and faster speeds on their smartphones
  • Zong 4G's network expansion will also result in increased coverage and better service quality for users in remote areas of Sindh and Baluchistan in Pakistan
Press release
Feb 20, 2019
Zong press meet

Zong 4G, has entered into a strategic partnership with Ericsson to expand its network in Sindh and Baluchistan. The collaboration will oversee the deployment of multiple capacity microwave links on existing Zong cellular sites and will rollout new sites to enhance the bandwidth and throughput in Pakistan's southern region.

Through its continued investments in the network and infrastructure, the telco is keen on enabling customers from remote areas of Sindh and Baluchistan to enjoy increased speed and extensive coverage of Zong 4G, with more than 10 million customers across Pakistan.

Wang Hua, Chairman and CEO, Zong 4G says: "With the evolution of technology, our customers need for data is growing rapidly and for us, they are the first and foremost priority. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible services and solutions through our ever-expanding data network. Through our partnership with Ericsson, we are rolling out the fastest network expansion plan to increase our 4G footprint to empower our customers with Zong 4G's seamless connectivity across Pakistan."

The rapid increase in data usage along with constantly growing customer demands set new requirements for network capacity. Zong 4G's journey of digital enablement of Pakistan is building on the heritage of network leadership – the company is expanding its network capabilities to provide high speed internet connectivity to each and every digital citizen and ensure seamless connectivity for the largest 4G subscriber base in the country.

Waqas Naeem, Country Manager of Ericsson Pakistan, says: "Ericsson is focused on offering innovative and state-of-the-art technology solutions for enhanced customer experience. Through our collaboration with Zong 4G for its network expansion program, we will help to advance the communications infrastructure in remote areas of Pakistan. This partnership will also help provide high internet speed solutions to serve growing high speed broadband demand in big cities across Pakistan."

In line with its 4G expansion, Zong 4G is modernizing its existing network while also deploying new sites to provide customers with best possible quality of voice and data services. Ericsson is a strategic partner to Zong 4G, providing the company with cutting-edge technologies.


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