ISLAMABAD: Wi-Tribe has taken the lead in telecommunication market with bringing 4.5G service for the first time in Pakistan. The development has come in a month after the industry announced a pact with Huawei of China. The service will be operational by June 2017 and is to be introduced in five cities namely Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi and Rawalpindi. Introduction of LTE-A (Long-term Evolution- Advanced) is part of $50 million investment programme of Wi-Tribe. Induction of LTE-A in broadband saturated market of Pakistan is the first time when 3.5 Ghz is being deployed in South Asia and Middle East. LTE-A equipment is capable of delivering 1GB per second data whereas LTE can go as up as 300MB per second. However, Wi-Tribe for now will be providing 100Mbps per connection and by the end of 2018 it be raised to 200Mbps. The industry has plans to deliver 400Mbps to its customers by 2019. Wi-Tribe was launched in Pakistan in 2009 and provides telecommunication services in five cities.
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