According to the reports from Sources in Ufone, the company has been improving its 3G services by almost doubling its 3G spectrum via refarming.
Previously, the company was operating its network through 5MHz of spectrum in the 2100MHz band which was owned by a company in 2014. Spectrum refarming helped the company to double its 3G spectrum to around 9.2MHz.
This step will help the company to improve its 3G services and will be able to offer services through 900 MHz spectrum in order to provide better, deep and more 3G coverage on a wide range of area and this spectrum has more deep effect as compared to the effect in 2100 MHz.
CEO of Ufone, Rainer Rathgeber said:
“We have successfully upgraded 3G services in Lahore and surroundings including Kasur, Sheikhupura, Raiwind and all the highways in the area. Ufone customers in these cities are already experiencing better speeds and quality on company’s 3G network. Alongside refarming spectrum, our company also invested on network expansion in Lahore region as Ufone has become first and only operator to have converted all cell sites in the city to 3G,”
Here is speed test screenshot as taken in Lahore during the peak working hours:
The company confirms that in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbottabad, Sialkot and Quetta, it had already enhanced the network, thus providing high-quality internet and clear vice. And also working to enhance it in the entire country.
Moreover, CEO said:
“The company will continue to work and enhance Ufone’s cellular network and the company is constantly working on optimizing the network with an aim of offering best-in-class services to customers. Without sharing any numbers, since Ufone is a private company, the company will keep investing into network to make it a better offering,”
When he was asked about the decline in the number of SIM numbers, he said SIM numbers are not relevant and they are not targeting new customers. He said:
“Our focus is on real customers who enjoy our services and remain with us for a longer duration”,
Further, he said:
“Increasing the number of SIMs is not difficult, what’s the use of customers who sign-up, consume free resources and then leave your network without growing your business?. That’s pure dumping and wastage of resources. Luckily PTA has realized this now as well and that is why they removed ZERO priced SIMs from the market”,