Chinese Company ‘CMPak’ to Invest in 4G Internet Service in Pakistan

A Chinese company CMPak or Zong will further build 5,000 base stations in the next three years in Pakistan. The company is ready to increase its investment to provide 4G internet service in Pakistan.

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Many years ago CMPak (Zong) entered the Pakistani market. Today it has more than 31 million customers.

Wang Hua, Chief Executive Officer of CMPak said, “The company entered in Pakistani market several years ago, has now over 31 million consumers with a market share of about 21 percent and ranks third in the industry.”

Adding, “Our company began with the acquisition of Paktel in 2007. Occupying only two percent of the market back then, it has seen growth over the past years to increase its market share by a factor of 10.”

Talking about the 4G service of the company he said, “We have more than 8 million 4G users, edging out all other operators in this area and taking 75 percent of the market.”

When the government auctioned the 4G spectrum in Pakistan in 2014, the company was the forerunner to launch the network. Now in future, the company is ready to make more investments.

About different collaborations Wang said,  “We’ve collaborated with popular ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem to facilitate transportation for people.”

Wang is hopeful that CMPak has the potential to develop with the support of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Wang further said, “CMPak is a localized company. So far, we have 3,100 employees. Among them, only 24 are Chinese. Chinese colleagues account for less than one percent of the staff. Thus cross-cultural training has become equally important. It’s an effective way to promote communication between Chinese and Pakistani colleagues, such as training Chinese employees on local customs.”