PTCL upgrades LTE network in four cities

14 Sep 2018

Pakistani state-owned operator PTCL has upgraded its 4G network in four cities, and plans to switch off CDMA2000 EV-DO services in the areas from Monday.

The operator announced it has upgraded its CharJi branded fixed wireless TD-LTE network in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.

As part of the upgrade process, 3G EV-DO services in the cities will be deactivated on September 17.

Customers still using 3G EVO devices will be able to switch it for a CharJi LTE device at any PTCL shop or distributor for 2,500 rupees ($20.40), which will be bundled with a free month of unlimited service.

PTCL said it has completed the upgrade to cater to the ever-growing high speed internet requirements of its customers, and that its new CharJi 4G LTE device will connect up to 10 devices at the same time.

PTCL first launched its CharJi service in 2014, offering speeds of up to 36Mbps. The service now covers nine major cities and four regions. The company has been progressively replacing its CharJi service with its 3G service in the same spectrum.

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