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Published on December 4th, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti


Expansion Of Telecom Infrastructure In Pakistan: ZTE And CMPak In USD100 Million Base Station Deal.

CM Pak is one of the biggest investor of telecom infrastrucutre in Pakistan. This base station deal with ZTE has been in the making for a few months and it was announced to the general media today. According to PTA annual report, operators added around 8,000 new cell sites during 2007-08 . Ufone added the highest number of cell sites: 1827. Next was Mobilink which added 1,817 cell sites, taking its total sites to 7,339, the largest number among all operators. Total cell sites in Pakistan reached 21,518 up significantly from13,752 in 2006-07. Here is the detail of cell sites in Pakistan by operator, source: PTA report.

Pakistan Cell Sites

More info about the ZTE BTS here. The press release:

ZTE announced that it has clinched a US$100 million deal with CMPak, a unit of China Mobile Ltd, on the infrastructure extension construction of GSM network in Pakistan.

Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will provide CMPak with its M8206 base station using a unified total IP hardware platform, focusing on the central Pakistan with the highest GDP and more than half of the population in the country.

“With this significant contract deal with CMPak, ZTE again proves its cutting-edge technology in the industry and strengthens its partnership with CMPak as its preferred and No.1 telecom equipment supplier. At the same time, ZTE has been sharing China Mobile’s success in the overseas market which further shows the substantial mark that Chinese telecom players are achieving in the global telecom arena.” said Zhang Liang, CEO of ZTE Pakistan.

At present, ZTE’s GSM equipment is adopted by over 60 operators across more than 50 countries, resulting in the installation of mobile capacity exceeding 200 million lines. The global GSM market share held by the company had gone up more than 100% from 2003 to 2007.

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8 Responses to Expansion Of Telecom Infrastructure In Pakistan: ZTE And CMPak In USD100 Million Base Station Deal.

  1. Muhammad Shohaib Hassan says:

    Hi Dear,
    I just wanted to know, What is the current total number of sites in Pakistan, considering all operators.

  2. roy says:

    What is the source for the Cell sites in Pak’, and does anyone know where I can get the number of cell sites for all global MNOs?

  3. ZIFAH says:

    well Zte bts are the really bad and these bts are not suitable for pakistani climate, as it give tepmrature alarms in summer in countless numbers, ZTE actually sister concern of ZONG, Zong is not agreed to accept that their failure reason in pakistan is becoming ZTE, ZTE Bts are suks, as many dry contact alarms always become stucks, and many time CMB are need to change, so i would suggest to ZOng if you wana grow in Pakistan use Ericsson aur huawei if you wana business in Pakistan

  4. Naveed Iqbal says:

    ZTE …is good enough . But NSN Wons the BEST BTS MANUFACTURER AWARD in feb 2009.

    “SEXI FLEXI” is BTS by NSN is not only the BTS . But it is a revolution in telecom sector. If ” SEXI FLEXI ” will be installed with Iqbal IPS-3000 and it solar station RAL 3000 . ” THE OPEX OF THE SITE WILL CUT DOWN BY 90%” .

    “SEXI FLEXI” BTS only consumes 434 watts as compare to ZTE 1675 watts. Iqbal RAL-3000 can produce 25000 watts a day which is good enough to operate the site ” FREE OF ELECTRICITY COST ”

    For further details you can search ” SOLAR BTS PAKISTAN” in

    “NSN” Future sites will called ” ZERO RATED BTS SITES ”

    THE COMPLETE BTS SITE CONSTRUCTUCTION INCLUDING SOLAR GENERATOR IS 116% OF ORDINARY OLD VERSION SITES. DOUBLE DG OLD VERSION SITE COST PKR 1,300,000/= per year. for further information about solar bts do not hesitate to contact

  5. saleem says:

    well i will only say that telenor is always the best bkz no compromise in quality.i think ban on zte shows that telenor uses standard equipments of nokia and siemens only bkz money to earn is not the moto of telenor reather we say “telenor the smart call” to be smart telenor have to use nokia and siemens bkz they really suit telenor .well known saying that “cheap thing again and again but expensive only once”

  6. anon says:

    FYI Telenor has banned ZTE for atleast six months and this applies to all Telenor companies. Google for more details. Cant understand how Telenor is installing ZTE BTS then.

  7. Imran says:

    Being a telecom Engineer I can understand how companies are taking steps to cut short their expenses. CMPAK ZTE contract is one of it. If CMPAK buy a Nokia BTS it can get 3 BTS of ZTE in same cost. Now a days all GSM companies are attracted towards chines equipment including Telenor who claims best equipment using NOKIA BTS. Now Telenor also installing ZTE BTS. I think quality of service is being compromised.

  8. Fahad Irshad says:

    Congratulations to ZTE!

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