Mobilink

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Mobilink
Type Public Limited Company
Industry Telecommunication
Genre Subsidiary
Founded June 11, 1994[1]
Founder(s) Motorola USA
Headquarters Islamabad[2], Pakistan
Area served More than 20000 cities, towns, and villages across Pakistan[3]
Key people Rashid Khan, President and CEO
Products Postpaid and Prepaid under the brand of Mobilink 3G
Revenue $1.1 billion
Employees 8500
Parent (Vimpelcom Group)
Website mobilink.com.pk

Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited, or Mobilink, is the leading telecommunications service provider in Pakistan, with 38.1 million subscribers and market share of 28% as of March 2014.[4] Its headquarters are in Islamabad.

Mobilink, registered by the decision of P-00664 of 1990 or CUIN 0022993 (Both active & valid) on December 27, 1990. It started operations in 1994 as the first GSM cellular mobile service in Pakistan by Motorola Inc.,[citation needed] who later sold it to Orascom Telecom, an Egypt-based multinational company and then they also further sold it to Vimpelcom Group, a Russian Company.

It initiated its network modernization project in May 2013 and more than 70% of the network has already been revamped with state-of-the-art 3G-enabled equipment. Also its network modernization is in line with its strategy to provide the customers with best voice quality and fastest data speeds.[5]

In addition of having major share in the cellular market, Vimpelcom Group also owns DSL broadband by the name of subsidiary LinkdotNet. The Orascom group, who formally owned Mobilink has a major share in TWA (Transworld Associates) which operates an undersea fiber-optic cable from Karachi, Pakistan, to Fujairah, UAE.[5]

As of June 2010 Mobilink had issued two listed bonds valued at R$3.2 billion and R$6 billion.

Mobilink DSL[edit]

In addition to its cellular service, Mobilink began providing DSL/Wimax Internet service to 26 major cities in Pakistan,[6] including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Multan, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum, Sialkot, Hyderabad, Tharushah, Mardan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal, Wah, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Abbotabad, Quetta, Dera Ghazi Khan, Ghazi Kot, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Nawabshah, and Larkana.

Mobilink 3G[edit]

Mobilink won 10Mhz block for 3G spectrum on 23 April 2014 and has launched its 3G services in major cities of Pakistan. Mobilink has announced that it will complete the roll out of country’s largest 3G ready network with more than 9,000 cell sites across Pakistan by July 2014. Mobilink has the largest market share in Pakistani market today, and its 3G subscriber base will be the largest in the country.[5]

Mobilink recently broke the ice by introducing the first 3G enabled USB Dongle in Pakistan. Branded with the name of speednet, the device comes with a free trial for 3G services and offers high speed internet reaching up to 7.2 Mbit/s.[7]

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