It seems that Wi-Tribe is planning to step up its game with the recent installation of its first ever 4.5G supported equipment in its Head Office in F-8 Islamabad.
Last month, the company signed a contract worth $15 million and entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, for the up-gradation of LTE-Advanced in at least five cities including Karachi, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Islamabad. Also, this contract is part of a $50 million investment program of Wi-Tribe.
It was recently reported that Wi-Tribe has installed its first ever LTE-A trial site of Pakistan. The company plans to test the advanced technology at its Head Office, before making it operational across the city.
For those who do not know much about this advanced technology, LTE-A is “a mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard”.
Moreover, Wi-Tribe claims that LTE-A can offer internet speed up to 1GB per second, compared to a maximum of 300 MB per second over LTE networks. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that with all these advancements, Pakistan will most likely experience a new era of technological development and can emerge as a true digital state in the coming years.
Many analysts believe that Wi-Tribe is working hard to create traction among the users in Pakistan to switch to its platform. The company has been able to acquire competitive edge over its rivals due to its unique positioning as an operator offering high-quality broadband services in the country.
It is believed that Wi-Tribe’s new service will be fully operational by June 2017.