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Pakistan : 3G mobile service launched by Ufone

May 26, 2014

Third-generation (3G) mobile Internet service in parts of Pakistan is introduced by KARACHI Ufone.

The service presented by the mobile operator would be available from Saturday in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi as stated in the statement.

The statement added that users would be charged for the service as per the tariff in areas where it had been activated on a free-trial basis.

The service was presented a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif handed out licenses for next generation 3G and 4G services to Ufone and three other cellular companies that had bid on them.

The licenses were handed over along with expectation that the technology would launch new avenues of socio-economic development in the country. The government had sold 3G and 4G licenses to Mobilink, China Mobile (Zong), Ufone and Telenor in April for an estimated $1.22 billion.

Subscribers with the introduction of 3G and 4G services will be able to use broadband internet services on mobile handsets and experience connectivity at speeds up to 8 times faster than the ones at present offered by 2G services in the country.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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