Zong Deputy CEO, Niaz A Malik said during the 2nd Consumers IT & Telecom said that Zong would invest $1 billion in the next two years for the expansion of their 3G and 4G technologies. He further added that:
“Zonghas decided to increase its infrastructure at a faster pace in Pakistan to provide qualitative services to their consumers even though this technology is exclusive and expensive. We have already invested heavily in the country on the licenses and network advancement, while having a 45% share in the foreign direct investment of the cellular sector investment, and now our company would continue to invest to reach maximum locations.”
Niaz A Malik also urged that:
“The government should realize the fact that investments are inevitable when taxes are removed on 3G and 4G technologies, which is a hurdle to enhance data consumption of the consumers.”
Zong Ready to Invest $1B to Expand it’s 3G & 4G Technologies: Niaz A Malik
According Niaz A Malik, the government of Pakistan look seriously into the matter of internet taxes as it is considered a big hurdle in the way of 3G & 4G penetration in the country. While speaking to the press, Niaz A Malik avoided answering to the questioning related to Zong’s settlement of spectrum with PTA and their further plans about LDI and LL operations.
Niaz also said that:
“The mobile phone companies do not conduct their businesses independently but are checked by competent authorities such as PTA and MoIT on service quality of mobile phone operators and their service charges. The telecom operators do not follow a particular school of thought to continue or ban anypackages because they are offered to customers on their demands, which would be continued in future as well.”