On Monday, Wateen Telecom partnered with Telenor Pakistan to connect more than 700 Telenor cell sites under the Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) initiative, in an attempt to meet the needs of the growing demand for bandwidth and emerging technologies.
Telenor Pakistan relies on Wateen as a leading fiber optic backbone partner to maintain more than 6,000 km of its nationwide network.
Wateen, one of the fiber base companies in Pakistan, will provide active capacity to Telenor Pakistan’s cellular locations for faster connectivity and higher Internet speeds in 12 major cities.
This technology alliance will play a key role in improving customer experiences with greater network capacity and reliability for the telecommunications operator.
Adil Rashid, CEO of Wateen Telecom, said at the time that the collaboration will ensure Telenor customers have the best network experience in all perspectives of daily life, whether at home or on the go.
He stated that the Wateen FTTT technology will enable Telenor Pakistan to expand its bandwidth transfer capabilities, providing consumers with a better and quicker internet experience while assuring uninterrupted data services.
Demand for data services has grown exponentially in Pakistan; in seven years, the broadband subscriber base went from 14 million to over 100 million, the increase in the subscriber base-catalyzed the need to introduce initiatives such as FTTT. Companies hope that the introduction of new technologies will help meet growing bandwidth requirements.