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Wateen Telecom Awards 2-Year Contract For Greenpacket’s Hybrid ‘Shuttle’ Modem
Greenpacket has been awarded a 2-year contract by Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading WiMAX operator, for the supply of Greenpacket’s award-winning high-gain modem, the UH350.
Wateen Telecom CEO Naeem Zamindar said, “The personal broadband segment is currently missing from the broadband offering in Pakistan; we see a great opportunity in closing this gap to over 500,000 subscribers within the next 3 years. Currently, we serve 22% of the wireless broadband market in Pakistan. Greenpacket’
Pakistan’s broadband market is expected to reach 4.3 million by the end of 2013 with the mobile broadband segment accounting for almost 50% of the total market. The UH350 is ideally suited for Wateen Telecom’s youth segment in key metro areas such as Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. As the pioneer of WiMAX service in the country, Wateen is constantly transforming Pakistan’s digital lifestyle landscape to match the service needs of Pakistan’s consumers. Wateen plans to enable this explosive growth in the youth segment by providing low-cost and reliable personal broadband service to serve their infotainment needs.
“Pakistan is one of the earliest countries to adopt WiMAX in the region and we have seen the acceleration of mobile broadband in the past few years. Today’s consumers expect a lot more from their service providers; absolute performance, mobility and portability all at the same time. We are confident the UH350 will meet Wateen Telecom customer’s high expectations of high-speed connectivity, anytime and anywhere putting the customers in control,” said, Kelvin Lee, senior general manager of Greenpacket.
Greenpacket is the world’s third largest supplier of WiMAX CPEs. Its UH350 modem has exceptional performance in terms of usability as it has an advanced embedded high-gain omni-antenna that radiates and receives signals from any direction and automatically selects the best antenna within the modem to improve signal strength performance.
With the technology now available, Greenpacket’