Press Releases

29
December 2005

Telenor delivers on its promise by launching 200 destinations

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2005: Telenor Pakistan has officially opened its GSM mobile network for commercial service in 26 more destinations, including Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Muzzafargarh, Swabi City, Adda Larr, Qiladidar Singh, Shakargarh, Narang Mandi, Alipur Chatha, Gujranwala-Alipur Chatha Road, Shujabad, Abdul Hakim, Kabirwala, Kabirwala Shorkot Road, Lodhran, Multan-Bahawalpur Road, Nathiagali, Attock City, Attock Link Road, Kallar Sayedan, Bhurban, Bannu, Hangu, Laki Marwat, Tank and Tando Jam. This new addition has taken Telenor's total score to 200 destinations nationwide.

Officially launching Telenor's service in Dera Ghazi Khan, Awais Ahmad Khan Laghari - Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication appreciated Telenor Pakistan's rapid pace of network expansion and said, Telenor's launch in D.G. Khan is a testament to the positive steps taken by the Government to promote investments in Telecom sector in order to achieve greater tele-density in Pakistan. The Government is committed to the further development of this sector through continuation of investor-friendly policies and introduction of subsidies to increase tele-density in underserved regions of the country - e.g through the effective disbursement of USF fund.

Telenor Pakistan's Executive Vice President Irfan Wahab Khan emphasizing on the quality of Telenor Pakistan's tremendous expansion stated, It is not just the pace of expansion but also the quality that matters to us. By delivering on our promise of launching 200 destinations with High Performance 'dense' network, built to European design standards, Telenor today not only reaches 200 destinations but is also ensuring excellent connectivity, superior voice clarity and high performance data services, making us the fastest growing quality network in the industry.

Telenor will offer all its commercial cellular services through a network of Sales and Service Centers, Franchises and several thousand retail outlets on central locations. In all the said cities, customers will for the first time experience the new feature, Easyload, and also be able to enjoy industry firsts such as '2nd minute low price' and international roaming on prepaid. Four new competitive postpaid packages including zero line rent and F&F/ CUG features with very low prices will also be available. All these services have received great response from customers since their recent launch.

Telenor is one of the biggest GSM service providers in the world with over 74.5 million subscribers and operations in 17 different countries. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

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