China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), which operates under the ‘Zong’ brand, plans to invest nearly USD1 billion in the deployment of 3G and 4G networks across the country, local paper the Daily Times writes. Sikander Naqi, an adviser to Zong’s CEO was quoted as saying that the cellco has begun testing 3G and 4G services in areas of Lahore and Karachi, and that the services could be rolled out in major cities by the end of October this year. As reported by CommsUpdate yesterday, the Chinese-backed cellco was awarded a 10MHz block of 3G spectrum in this week’s long-anticipated auction of 3G and 4G concessions. Zong also secured the only 4G licence allocated in the tender, after the remaining 10MHz block of 4G spectrum was left unsold.
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