Warid Tests LTE in Pakistan
Warid Telecom has successfully completed trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, achieving speeds of 35.5Mbps and 8.52Mbps downlink/uplink. The cellco, which plans to use its existing license to launch 4G services after it elected not to take part in the recent spectrum auction, also announced in a press release that it has committed to invest close to USD400 million in the country’s infrastructure and economy.
According to the test trial, it was found that the pings, speeds, coverage, and the overall experience of using Warid 4G service are brilliant. It was found much more than the expected one. During the test, Warid 4G LTE speeds were the same throughout Islamabad in the range of 10 to 16 Mbps, while at one location the speed was found at the peak i.e. 22 Mbps. Furthermore, the speed was found at the lowest range of 3 to 6 Mbps at Islamabad Highway (on way to Faizabad), beyond Kashmir Highway (on way to motorway) and farther parts of convention centre (on way to Barakahu). It shows that city center and the entire Islamabad city including all 5 sectors namely F, G, H, I, E are richly covered with Warid 4G service.