Warid Telecom


Warid Telecom

Infobox_Company | company_name = Warid Telecom
company_type = Private
company_
company_slogan = We Care
foundation = 2004 | location = 301-Dhabi Tower, Hamdan Street, Post Box 44222, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates| key_people = Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Chairman
Mr. Bashir A. Tahir, CEO Abu Dhabi Group & Warid International

industry = Telecommunication
products = Telephony, EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Technology = GSM 900/1800
homepage = [http://www.waridtel.com www.waridtel.com] (Pakistan) [http://www.waridtel.com.bd www.waridtel.com.bd] (Bangladesh)

Warid Telecom International is an Abu Dhabi based mobile telecommunication firm providing telephony services in Bangladesh, Congo, Pakistan and Uganda. Warid is expected to launch in the Ivory Coast and Georgia soon.

Bangladesh

In December 2005, Warid Telecom International LLC obtained a 15 year GSM license to operate as the sixth mobile phone operator in Bangladesh for 50 million US dollars.

Warid Bangladesh launched their operations on the 10th of May, 2007 and uses the code 16 preceded by the code number of Bangladesh +880. Warid Bangladesh has acquired a million subscribers within 70 days of launch.

The company started rolling out network from mid-2006. In less than a year, amidst much speculation, Warid Bangladesh launched their commercial operation with 26 districts – the largest ever launch in terms of network coverage and BTS Stations. Unlike its operations in other countries Warid Bangladesh uses the slogan be heard instead of we care.

Currently Warid Bangladesh provides both post-paid and pre-paid connection plans. The post-paid plan is branded and marketed across the country under the name Zahi Post-paid, which means leader or royalty. The pre-paid segment is branded and marketed as Zem Pre-Paid.

Network Technology

[ [http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/net_pkwt.shtml Warid Telecom (PVT) Ltd - Network Information ] ]

Partnership

In August 2008 Warid signed an agreement with [ezetop] [http://www.ezetop.com] to provide international mobile phone recharge to the Diaspora worldwide. ezetop now sells top up in ezetop retail locations worldwide as well as on their website.

Uganda

Planned to launch services in Uganda by the fourth quarter of 2007. Warid is also set to deploy a WiMAX network throughout Uganda through its sister concern Wateen Telecom. [ [http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?id=165765 Warid plans WiMAX network in Uganda - Telecompaper ] ]

Network Technology

[ [http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/net_cgwa.shtml Warid Congo SA - Network Information ] ]

Affiliates

* Bank Alfalah Limited
* Wateen Telecom
* Alfalah Insurance Company
* Alfalah Securities (PVT) Limited
* Alfalah GHP
* United Bank Limited
* CNBC Pakistan
* Taavun

References

Alfalah InsuranceAlfalah SecuritiesAlfalah GHP

External links

* Official site for Bangladesh : [http://www.waridtel.com.bd/ Warid Telecom, Bangladesh]
* Official site for Congo : [http://www.waridtel.cg Warid Telecom, Congo]
* Official site for Georgia : [http://www.waridtel.ge Warid Telecom, Georgia]
* Official site for Ivory Coast : [http://www.waridtel.ci/ Warid Telecom, Ivory Coast]
* Official site for Pakistan : [http://www.waridtel.com/ Warid Telecom, Pakistan]
* Official site for Uganda : [http://www.waridtel.co.ug/ Warid Telecom, Uganda]
* Job site [http://www.waridjobs.com/ for Warid Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, Congo]
* Warid Telecom Sister Company [http://www.wateen.com Wateen Telecom]
* [http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/roa_pkwt.shtml Warid Telecom Roaming Partners]
* [http://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/releases/20060817-1069621.shtml Services contract with ericsson in Bangladesh]
* [http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/net_bdwt.shtml Warid in Bangladesh]
* [http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/11/01/10079022.html Warid Telecom International at Congo and Uganda ]
* [http://www.jobs-in-pakistan.dearlinks.com/authors/19/Warid-Telecom Warid Jobs in Pakistan]


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