Telenor and Sco already has cell phone services in many parts of the Northern areas. ZONGs Phone service will includes launching of services in Daggar (Bunair District), Chilas, Dassu, Bunji, Sikandrabad on KKH and Astore on the tertiary route within Northern Areas.
Speaking at the occasion, Zafar Usmani, Chief Operating Officer ZONG, said that the launch was another promise fulfilled by ZONG for its customers in Pakistan.
?We will be covering areas in the northern belt and in AJK (Azad Jamun & Kashmir) and we are fulfilling every commitment that we had made. The company has been focusing on aggressively expanding its network coverage amid growing demand from people living across the vast and diverse geography of Pakistan,? he said.?
ZONG by now has several major cities of the Northern Areas in its network including Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu, Besham and Sust and now it will have more adjacent surrounding areas too. ZONG received its license from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to provide cellular services in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Areas (AJK & NA) in August, 2007.
?Keeping our tradition of unparalleled achievements, this is once again our new accomplishment and we shall continue to be making waves in Pakistan?, he further added.
ZONG is part of China Mobile which is the world?s largest cellular company having 370 million customers, managing more than 200,000 cell sites and handling over 6 billion calls every day.