Mobilink has finally announced the commercial launch of its Wi-Max service, Mobilink Infinity. The service, still limited to Karachi, was originally launched in July in a rather hush-hush manner with no advertisements. The telecom giant was apparently weighing its options before embarking on a full-scale launch.
The service is a hit with Karachiites and up to 2,000 people switched to this service in the pre-launch stage. There are technical as well as customer service related issues and the service needs a lot of improvement. The tarrifs are quite reasonable – they are offering 1 Mbps/15GB monthly package for Rs. 1500 with additional data rate of Rs. 30 per 100 MB. The price of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) is Rs. 6,000 while the installation charges are Rs. 2,000 (it was free initially).
The tariffs are applicable from Nov. 1.
UPDATE: TheÂ companyÂ hasÂ finally decidedÂ to expandÂ theÂ networkÂ andÂ roundsÂ ofÂ testing areÂ going on in Islamabad, LahoreÂ and Faisalabad, G&W has learned. TheÂ productÂ willÂ be launched in IslamabadÂ andÂ then Lahore, accordingÂ to our source.Â I guess they’ll follow the same strategy as applied in Karachi, a quiet soft launch to be followed by the official one.