UAE-based mobile operator Warid Telecom has revealed plans to launch wireless services in Pakistan in April this year. The operator said it will invest around USD1 billion into the rollout of its GSM network over the next three years, claiming that it will launch initial services in 25 cities in the first phase of network deployment, expanding to an additional 50 cities in the second phase which will be completed by the end of the year. Warid said it hoped to have capacity of three million lines by that date. The launch will provide between 1,500 and 2,000 jobs in the country.
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