Pakistani mobile network operator Wateen Telecom, has partnered with SES Networks in order to deliver cellular backhaul services to the most remote regions of Pakistan. The north and south of the country are challenging for operators to reach due to their mountainous areas and inaccessibility. It is for this reason that Wateen has turned to SES to enable the delivery of enhanced voice and data signals assuring connectivity regardless of users’ location.
The agreement will provide Wateen with access to high-powered C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East. The satellite capacity, coupled with Wateen’s strong system integration capabilities, will provide a high-quality cellular backhaul service to Pakistan’s leading mobile network operators. Wateen Telecom will support both 2G and 3G backhaul service on this network.
Rizwan Tiwana, CEO at Wateen Telecom, stated, “This marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with SES Networks, and a continuation of our commitment to offer the best service quality to our customers.”
Imran Malik, Vice President, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks said, “We are pleased that Wateen Telecom recognises the benefits of SES Networks’ seamless network and other capabilities, tapping into our high-powered satellite to bring reliable and high-quality cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. We look forward to building a strong strategic partnership with Wateen Telecom and being a consistent source of support and empowerment as they address their consumers’ changing connectivity needs.”