Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading telecommunication services provider and ChinaSatcom have signed an agreement for satellite capacity lease of Wateen’s enterprise network of more than 300 sites. Under this transponder agreement, ChinaSat will provide Wateen with Ku-band satellite bandwidth for Pakistan, as well as the neighbouring regions served by the ChinaSat Satellite CS-12.
The agreement enables the telecom operator to provide a variety of telecommunication services including GSM backhauling, high-speed Internet, news gathering, disaster recovery, and data connectivity in remote regions.
Commenting on the development, Wateen Telecom’s CEO, Rizwan Tiwana, said:
“We are elated about offering end –to-end connectivity to people who rely on satellite technology in areas where deployment of a fiber optic network for high-quality service is hindered. With ChinaSat capabilities we can easily meet the ever-evolving needs of a market which requires quality products on optimized models while increasing our customer base and expanding our enterprise.”
While, President ChinaSat HK, Mr Yang Tao, commented:
“We consider Wateen as one of our respectable partners in Pakistan. It is a great honor to cooperate with Wateen to expand their telecom network all over Pakistan with our cost effective space segment. As Pakistan enters into a new era of development, this will enable more people to enjoy telecommunication service via satellite.”
Besides operating a 22,000 km fibre optic network across the country, Wateen Telecom provides satellite solutions and services in Pakistan, Africa, and Afghanistan. In addition to cellular backhaul over satellite, Wateen operates hundreds of data-links distributed over several DVB-S2 hubs and maintains a large pool of technical resources nationwide. This helps fulfill CMOs, banks, media broadcasting companies, and other SME’s daily connectivity requirements.