Wateen launched WiMax in Lahore Pakistan



Wateen’s Video for WiMax

Wateen Telecoms  launched its WiMax  operations in Lahore. Last week we invited Wateen’s technical team to install its wiMax in our office at STC (Siddique Trade Center) Gulberg III Lahore. After spending few hours with the CPE device they informed us that “signal for WiMax are very week in the office premises, so we are unable to install WiMax”.

I think wateen is the one of the first and major player in WiMax  operation in Pakistan and they have been testing the WiMax  services in different areas of Pakistan since late 2006. We didn’t expect this situation from wateen’s installation engineers. STC is is situated in Gulberg III which is the most important place for IT companies. Most of the offices in STC are software houses. If they cannot provide wimax in Gulberg III, then there’s not point for launching the WiMax operations?

More important thing about wateen’s wimax are their prices. They are providing 128Kbps for just Rs.400 per month but their CPE (Wimax Device) is very very costly. Its about Rs. 23,500 for home and corporate clients, which is a huge amount for home users.

Every  package for home users is shared between 16 home users and every corporate package is shared by 3 corporate users.  First of all no one will spend 23K for their CPE, if someone do; he will get 8Kbps (from 128Kbps shared) download speed (supposing all 16 users are using bandwidth)

I must say that Wateen should really think about the CPE cost, this will really ruins all their efforts to wimax.

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  2. ADSL Viettel [Nov 16, 2009]

    Thanks man, just what I was looking for. Worked like a charm Thanks so much…

  3. ADSL Viettel [Nov 16, 2009]

    Thanks man, just what I was looking for. Worked like a charm Thanks so much…

  4. saqsam [Oct 18, 2009]

    wateen wimax rates are really cheap but wat about the service it not going great gunsss plzzz all u concern people make sure that u provide best signals in order to make ur product a grt one

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  7. Abdulqudoos [Jun 27, 2008]

    wateen dropped its CPE Price to 2500 PKR with 100 Per month Rent. and 2000 Refundable Security and 1000 Installation fee. now they are much cheaper i hope they will still alive as good isp instead of cheap isp providers

  8. Abdulqudoos [Jun 27, 2008]

    wateen dropped its CPE Price to 2500 PKR with 100 Per month Rent. and 2000 Refundable Security and 1000 Installation fee. now they are much cheaper i hope they will still alive as good isp instead of cheap isp providers

  9. Naveed [Feb 8, 2008]

    Hi, when i hear that wateen telecommunication is coming to pakistan & i look their calling rates i am very exicted. Insallah in future wateen will be control all the companies. Ameen

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    Naveed Lahore 03004768184

  10. Naveed [Feb 8, 2008]

    Hi, when i hear that wateen telecommunication is coming to pakistan & i look their calling rates i am very exicted. Insallah in future wateen will be control all the companies. Ameen

    From
    Naveed Lahore 03004768184

  11. enovator [Dec 23, 2007]

    I also think that majority of people in Pakistan can afford to install 23,500 Rupees CPE at their home. I was expecting this cost to be around 8000 to 10000 rupees but 23,500 is way to expensive for me. If Wateen does not drop down the prices of CPE, only few rich people of Pakistan will be able to enjoy Wimax Services and most of us will be deprived of it. So I would like to strongly urge Wateen Group to reduce the Price.

  12. enovator [Dec 23, 2007]

    I also think that majority of people in Pakistan can afford to install 23,500 Rupees CPE at their home. I was expecting this cost to be around 8000 to 10000 rupees but 23,500 is way to expensive for me. If Wateen does not drop down the prices of CPE, only few rich people of Pakistan will be able to enjoy Wimax Services and most of us will be deprived of it. So I would like to strongly urge Wateen Group to reduce the Price.

  13. Muhammad Usman Karim [Dec 21, 2007]

    What i think is that WATEEN “needs” someone competing with it in the WiMAX sector

  14. Muhammad Usman Karim [Dec 21, 2007]

    What i think is that WATEEN “needs” someone competing with it in the WiMAX sector

  15. tariq [Dec 17, 2007]

    i wanna get thier frenchise , should i?

  16. tariq [Dec 17, 2007]

    i wanna get thier frenchise , should i?

  17. Shafiq Rehman [Dec 3, 2007]

    Faried you are right, they have to provide the CPE on installments in order to survive in WiMax business for home users.

  18. Shafiq Rehman [Dec 3, 2007]

    Faried you are right, they have to provide the CPE on installments in order to survive in WiMax business for home users.

  19. Faried Nawaz [Dec 1, 2007]

    If they’re smart, they’ll do some sort of 12 or 24 month lease/rent-to-own thing for the CPE.

  20. Faried Nawaz [Nov 30, 2007]

    If they’re smart, they’ll do some sort of 12 or 24 month lease/rent-to-own thing for the CPE.

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