Lahore, December 24, 2012 (PPI-OT): Declan Byrne, President of WiMAX forum, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of WiMAX products and services, recently visited Pakistan to meet with regulator and government officials.
Along with local partners, WiMAX forum has put immense efforts in streamlining the WiMAX businesses in Pakistan that have been undergoing stagnant growth after booming period few years ago. Declan, speaking on the occasion said, “My visit to Pakistan is not only aimed at convincing the government in bringing more transparency in laws and market practices but also to encourage WiMAX investors who are apparently hesitant in putting more capital in their businesses lately.” Declan further suggested that WiMAX operators can partner with cellular companies to form partnerships to offer broadband services to cross-network users, eventually to boost their revenues on current working ecosystem.
Pakistan is the first country in the world to have rolled out a nationwide WiMAX network, established by Wateen Telecom. WiMAX President further proposed that WiMAX operators can even contract with each other to offer broadband roaming services to cross-operator users – making service availability (on WiMAX or WiFi) available to larger pool of customers in wider range of areas.
Speaking on the occasion, Naeem Zamindar, CEO Wateen Telecom, said,”Wateen Telecom is focused on proliferating broadband internet in Pakistan and we are firmly committed to the idea that WiMAX can change every aspect of life in Pakistan for the better. Being one of the pioneers for the technology in the world, Wateen believes WiMAX is the solution of choice for emerging countries and can leapfrog Pakistan to progress.”
At the dinner hosted by Wateen Telecom in his honour, Declan appreciated Pakistani operators for deploying one of the largest and first WiMAX network in the world. It may be recalled that Naeem Zamindar, CEO Wateen Telecom, is on the Board of Directors at WiMAX forum.
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