Wi-tribe installs first ever 4.5G LTE network in Pakistan
Wi-Tribe has installed first ever 4.5G supported equipment in the Head Office in F-8 Islamabad.
In February 2017, wi-tribe announced a $15 million contract and strategic partnership with Huawei of China for advanced upgradation of LTE in at least five cities including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. This contract is a part of $50 million investment program of wi-tribe. As reported by PhoneWorld, wi-tribe has installed first ever LTE-A trial site of Pakistan. The advanced technology will be first tested at the Head Office, Islamabad, before making it fully operational across the city.
LTE Advanced upgrade investment is not only the first of its type in Pakistan but also the first 3.5 GHz deployment in South Asia and the Middle East. In a saturated market of broadband services, wi-tribe wants to be the game changer and leader of this industry by delivering fastest LTE services. The LTE equipment will be imported from Hong Kong.
LTE vs LTE-A
LTE stands for “long-term evolution.” In telecommunications, LTE is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) is an emerging and, as the name suggests, a more advanced set of standards and technologies that will be able to deliver bigger and speedier wireless data payloads. LTE-A promises to deliver true 4G speeds, unlike current LTE networks.
LTE-A will be capable of delivering speeds of up to 100Mbps per household within the next few months which will be raised to 200Mbps per household by the end of 2018 and 400Mbps by 2019. LTE-Advanced networks can deliver up to 1GB per second of data, compared to a maximum of 300 MB per second over LTE networks.
It is expected that the service will be fully operational by June 2017. Wi-tribe intends to offer competitive packages with unparalleled technology, speed and reliability and best customer support.
Launched in 2009 in Pakistan, wi-tribe connects people and companies with high-speed internet services in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. The offers include unparalleled wireless internet services, great deals on flexible add-ons, smart payment solutions, and my wi-tribe; a personal self-help portal enabling single click add-on purchases at the customer’s convenience.