ISLAMABAD – October 21, 2016: Pakistan’s No.1 4G network, Zong, has crossed the huge milestone of 1.5 Million 4G subscribers. The news was shared today at Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Headquarters, followed by a dignified celebration ceremony. The event was graced by Zong’s Chairman and CEO Mr. Liu Dianfeng and PTA’s Chairman Mr. Ismail Shah, amongst other dignitaries.
It is to be noted that Pakistan’s fastest growing 4G network recently expanded its 4G coverage to over 200 cities nationwide and was also designated by PTA as the No.1 operator in voice and data services. Last month, Zong announced additional investment in 1,000 4G sites which will take the overall tally of Zong’s 4G sites to over 6,000 by the end of this year, making it the largest, widest and fastest in terms of 4G coverage. Through this, the total 4G investment to date of Zong in Pakistan is going to cross USD 300 Million mark.
Underscoring Zong’s phenomenal success in the 4G arena, Zong’s Chairman and CEO Mr. Liu Dianfeng commented; “We are proud to have achieved a remarkable milestone of more than 1.5 million 4G subscribers. Our teams have worked very hard to be able to achieve this target. Zong’s most reliable and stable network covering more than 200 cities with the fastest network speed and our commercial packages with the most affordable rates are one of the key factors in getting to this point.”
“In the future, we want to be able to continue this trend of keeping the No.1 data network position in Pakistan and add more investment on our 4G network. We have very recently announced an additional 1,000 4G sites, above and beyond our original target of 5,000 4G sites which is unparalleled amongst any operator in the country.” he further added.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman PTA Mr. Ismail Shah said; “I congratulate Zong on achieving this milestone of more than 1.5 million 4G subscribers. This is not just an achievement for Zong but also for Pakistan. Zong has been the pioneers of 4G technology in Pakistan. They are adding an additional 1,000 4G sites across Pakistan which will ensure that more than 60% of their network is converted to support 4G. This is a major milestone for Zong and will go a long way in developing the 4G ecosystem of the country.”