Third CDMA Operator in Karachi
Worldcall concluded its supply and built deal for its CDMA Wireless Local Loop business in Karachi with Huawei. The deal, reportedly valued at $10 million, is among the series of business wins that the Chinese vendor has recently secured in Pakistan.
This brings the count of CDMA operators in Karachi to three - Telecard's Go CDMA, PTCL's VPTCL and Worldcall's Worldcall Wireless. If the head-hunting reports of Great Bear in Karachi are true, Diallog would be the forth CDMA operator to enter the WLL market in the commercial, but rain-ruined, capital of Pakistan.
Earlier, Ufone's expansion deal - cited being as big as the entire current Ufone infrastructure itself, was snatched by the tech-ginnie from the land of Changez Khan from Erricson. Rumoured reasoning has it that Huawei's offer was 25% cheaper and they offered a long term vendor financing making the deal irresistable for the fast expanding GSM operator.