Telenor Pakistan has commenced a nationwide 4G rollout. launching services in six cities.
The company will offer 4G services to customers free of cost as a promotional exercise in the initial launch areas, which include select locations in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar and Swat.
Customers in the cities will be able to obtain 4G SIMs at the operator's sales and service centers and franchises.
Telenor Pakistan plans to rapidly roll out the service to other cities in the nation, the operator said in a statement.
“For Telenor Pakistan, this represents a huge leap forward towards realizing our ambition of bringing Internet for All and empowering Pakistan with digital technology,” the statement reads.
Telenor Pakistan was the only bidder for 4G spectrum during a recent auction of a 10 MHz block in the 850-MHz band. The operator secured the spectrum for $395 million.
The operator will be competing against China Mobile subsidiary Zong, which this week announced it has expanded its 4G coverage to over 100 cities nationwide.