On the go: International airports in Pakistan to offer Wi-Fi

CAA to establish hot spots, five-year agreement signed.

Our Correspondent April 01, 2014
The CAA has selected Wateen Telecom as the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for this project. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Pakistan would establish state-of-the-art Wi-Fi [hot spot] zones at all the CAA major airports in Pakistan to provide free internet service, according to a press release by the WiMAX giant Wateen Telecom.

The CAA has selected Wateen Telecom as the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for this project. The company will manage and operate Wi-Fi services throughout all the major international airports in Pakistan.

Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Group Chairman Sheikh Mohammad bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurated the service.

Through Wateen Wi-Fi services, all passengers would be able to experience state of the art Wi-Fi access, allowing them quick and easy access to high-speed internet services, it said.

Wateen Telecom, that has the country’s largest network of fibre optic, has signed a five-year agreement with the CAA, the statement said, adding that the service would enable millions of travellers to use internet services while waiting at airports.

“Our commitment to Pakistan stays strong as we bring all international airports in the country at par with the international standards,” Abu Dhabi Group’s chairman said during the agreement signing ceremony at the Quaid-i-Azam International Airport Karachi on Tuesday.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2014.

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Shah | 7 years ago | Reply

They Should Contract Out All International Airports to The Private Sector The Way They Did It In India

Punjabi | 7 years ago | Reply

@baber: Common man... lets appreciate something... what good is criticising everything they do. Looking at the bright side for a change, they could have denied this facility too..

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