A Dutch telecom firm is all set to make investments worth $10 million in Pakistan to upgrade the broadband infrastructure in 11 cities. The company aims to install corporate LTE in 11 cities across Pakistan.
In the wake of rising demand in the corporate sector for high speed interconnectivity, the company will initially invest $3 million in the up gradation of Tier 1 cities broadband infrastructure. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi will initially see an up gradation of WiMAX by the year end. The planned corporate LTE by the firm will deliver corporate bandwidth internet speed up to 100 mbps.
Initially, the company would introduce corporate LTE in Sukkur, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Sialkot, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujranwala and Gujrat. The company has plans to upgrade the WIMAX network in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi by the year end.
Currently, LTE (Long-term evolution) are only available to mobile phone users. Soon, the businesses will also be equipped with the high speed bandwidth and network connectivity with the launch of Augere services.
Augere Holdings, established in 2007, is currently operating in Bangladesh and Pakistan with the brand name of Qubee Pakistan and Qubee Bangladesh. It currently serves about 125,000 broadband customers.