Islamabad, 14th September 2017: According to the latest PTA numbers, Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No.1 4G network remains at the forefront of Pakistan’s 4G revolution. Powered by the largest and fastest growing 4G network in the country, Zong 4G continues to balance affordability with seamless connectivity, as it continues to expand its 4G data coverage to all corners of Pakistan.
Despite stiff competition, Zong 4G’s focus on providing unmatched data speeds has led the company to secure over 75% of the 4G market. This represents a five-fold increase in its 4G subscriber base over the previous year, as the company remains committed to re-shaping market trends, and securing its advantage as the longest running 4G network in the country. Building on this increase, Zong 4G is also significantly ramping up its customer care operations keeping in sight its goal of delivering unrivaled customer care at both pre-sale and after-sale levels.
With plans to scale up its network to 10,500 4G sites by the end of the year, Zong 4G is well poised to unleash its vision of a ‘New Dream’ for a Digital Pakistan.
Zong 4G's state of the art Customer Service Centers in Karachi (left), Lahore (middle) and Islamabad (right)
Islamabad, 5th September 2017: Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No.1 4G network has vowed to set the standard for customer centricity, by greatly expanding the reach of its Customer Service Centers across Pakistan. Already operating the largest network of company owned CSCs in the country, Zong 4G, continues to lay emphasis on directly reaching out to its customers everywhere, pioneering 4G connectivity throughout Pakistan.
Coupled with its state of art e-care platform, Zong 4G is committed to building a more personal relationship with its customers, by innovatively leveraging both technology and human interaction. Its purpose built service centers underpin this Customer First approach, providing subscribers with highly customized digital solutions across Zong 4G’s entire range of services.
“We will continue to invest in our customers by providing them with the latest information, latest 4G products, and the most stable and advanced 4G network in Pakistan, said Maham Dard, Company Spokesperson and Head of Corporate Affairs & Strategy. “Our state of the art customer service centers have been designed from the ground up to help our fast expanding customer base, seamlessly adopt the 4G Digital Lifestyle. The reach of our CSCs remains unmatched within the industry, and as we expand further we plan to strengthen our position by focusing on key underserved areas.”
All of Zong 4G’s company operated Customer Service Centers have been specifically designed to allow its customers to take full advantage of the entire range of Digital Solutions available. These also include the availability of a wide range of 4G enabled phones and internet devices, ensuring seamless connectivity with the country’s largest 4G network.
Islamabad, 24th August 2017: Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No.1 4G network has reaffirmed its commitment to leading Pakistan’s Digital revolution by continuing to reinvest all earned revenues in Pakistan. As part of its parent company, China Mobile Pakistan’s focus on the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, Zong 4G is fully geared towards digitally transforming the lives of the Pakistani people keeping to its overarching vision of shared prosperity at a regional level.
Through a series of sustainable and well-targeted investments the company has remained dedicated to expanding not only the country’s communications infrastructure, but also the potential of the very people that are helping build it.
“Any revenue earned from the people of Pakistan will be spent back on the people of Pakistan, to give them a stable, advanced and reliable network” explained Maham Dard company spokesperson and Director Corporate Affairs& Strategy. “Our first goal is to help the Pakistani people adopt a digital lifestyle through Zong 4G. We will continue to re-invest in Pakistan, on the Pakistani people.”
By adding to its investments already worth $3 Billion over the past few years, Zong 4G aims to further scale up its network by increasing the number of its 3G/4G sites to around 10,500 by the end of the current year. It is based on this inherent potential of the Pakistani people that the company continues to reinvest in and lay the foundations of Pakistan’s future trajectory. A foundation on which it can it can help digitally empower the people of Pakistan from the ground up, and help realize its vision of a ‘New Dream’.
Zong 4G, under its Corporate Social Responsibility program has amazed all of Pakistan with a special 70 year anniversary present to the nation.
This Independence Day, Zong 4G’s ‘New Hope’ volunteers pay homage to the greatest hero of our Independence, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, by creating a virtual tour of his birth place, Wazir Mansion, Karachi.
This virtual tour, placed at Zong 4G’s Corporate webpage, allows visitors to take a 3D tour of Quaid’s family home. The tour allows a ‘life-like’ experience of walking through the entrance and hallways that were once walked by the great leader himself. The tour allows access to Quaid’s bedroom, study and his library which has the original furniture that has been preserved in its original state. The second floor displays astounding artifacts such as Quaid’s clothing, wearables and accessories that were under his use and gives us a peek into his elegant lifestyle.
Wazir Mansion, known officially as “Quaid-e-Azam Birthplace Museum” is a former family home in the Kharadar district of Karachi, Sindh. The magnificent structure was built during 1860-1870 with stone masonry in lime and jute mortar to suit the volatile weather of Karachi. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah's father got the house for rent in 1874 and settled here.
In a statement released today, Zong 4G’s Director Corporate Affairs Mr. Maham Dard said; “This house, where Quaid spent 16 years of his childhood and youth is a precious national monument that provides inspiration to all of us. Zong 4G has launched this tour on the occasion of our 70th Independence Day so that people from all across Pakistan and the world can virtually visit the first home of the father of our homeland and experience the awe of this wonderful place themselves.”
“Zong 4G, being Pakistan’s No.1 Data Network, takes great pride in promoting the cause of a digital Pakistan. This initiative is our humble contribution towards our civic duties, which we cherish and value as one of our core responsibilities to the Pakistani society.”
Zong 4G, is the leading 4G operator of Pakistan with a 75% 4G market share and 4G coverage in over 300 cities nationwide. The company recently announced its plans to upgrade 100% of its network to 4G by year end. The company has also announced plans to invest over $200 Million in Pakistan in 2017. Zong 4G’s objective, as expressed through the brand promise of “A New Dream” is to leverage the technological edge in 4G LTE to digitally transform the lifestyle of Pakistani people and this remarkable effort is in line with Zong 4G’s ambition to lead Pakistan into a new digitized age.
The virtual tour can be visited at the below link.
Zong, Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network has announced the opening of ‘one-of-a-kind’ concept store in Lahore. The Store is equipped with latest Zong products and state-of-the art gadgets. Customers will be able to avail the latest products and services of Zong by visiting the ‘state-of-the-art’ concept store in Lahore.
The store is now open to Walk-In-Customers at WB Mall, Gulberg and is designed to provide customers with a better understanding of how technology can make life easier.
This top-notch concept store will demonstrate how simply & seamlessly different aspects of technology come together to transform lives across the world.
This multi-purpose store will host:
The store was inaugurated by Zong’s Chief Financial Officer Mr. Li Wenyu, alongside other senior officials. In order to ensure the perfect customer experience, the staff at the concept store has been trained to go the extra mile in facilitating customers. The people of Lahore already enjoy Zong’s fastest 4G services spread across the city, with affordable data products, customized to suit the needs of the customers, as is the case with the rest of the country.
Zong is Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network and leads the telecommunications category with its unmatched 4G experience in more than 300 cities. With this new concept store, Zong will further propel 4G internet penetration, living up to its vision of touching the lives of all Pakistanis with their exciting offers & customer support available through this store.
Zong, Pakistan’s No.1 4G Network, has entered into a strategic partnership with United Bank Limited, one of the leading banks in the country. The two companies signed an MoU for Mobile Broadband (MBB) under which UBL credit card customers and UBL employees will get MBB devices with upfront purchase of 12 months MBB bundles. This offer will be available for Zong Bolt, Bolt+ and Bolt Ultra devices.
This strategic partnership aims to harness Zong’s cutting edge technology to align it with key businesses and facilitate in accelerating business transformation through Zong’s fastest, widest and strongest 4G network across the country. Zong is committed to developing its corporate services in key industry sectors of the country, including transportation, banking, healthcare, education energy while focusing on expanding its product portfolio.
Zong continues to maintain its market leader position in 4G with coverage in over 300 cities across Pakistan and a 75% 4G market share. The company has reaffirmed its commitment to invest over $200 Million for network expansion in 2017 and upgrade its entire network to 4G, which will be an unprecedented achievement.
“Every person in Pakistan is our customer, whether on Zong network or not”
Zong will upgrade all sites to 4G by the end of 2017 it was stated in an official Press Release by the Company today. It is interesting to note that the company already is the pioneer in 4G technology in Pakistan and has the largest number of 4G sites in the nation, which will reach 10,600 by the end of the year. Its fast roll out of this latest technology in Pakistan, Urban and Rural areas coupled with one of the best network quality has been a great success for its customers.Zong’s 3G/4G strategy seems to be working perfectly, keep a stable 2G with leaps and bounds of new investment in its 3G 4G network.
”Zong will take the lead to connect Pakistan with the rest of the world. We will upgrade all our sites to 4G by the end of 2017. We have developed the most innovative and brand new customer service centers throughout Pakistan in Lahore, Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar with new solutions, new products, new applications and new packages, in fact, we are the only operator who wants to invest in our customers, to make them knowledgeable on the latest technology available in the nation and how they can benefit from it for a better, improved and a connected lifestyle. Any customer, whether from Zong or not, can now walk in to our service centers and get as much information on 3G/4G as possible, we welcome all! Every person in Pakistan is our customer, whether he is on the Zong network or not, that’s the way we think, and that’s the way we operate, and we firmly believe that sooner or later, people who are not on our network will join us due to our product quality and best customer services. said Maham Dard, official spokesman for Zong.
For the customers, it is important to understand what 4G is. 4G is the connection to life, connection to a better future, a new and improved lifestyle for every Pakistani. It is a step into a faster, more advanced, more innovative horizon for our country. For our youth, it is a bright future with unlimited knowledge instantly, connected with 4G, reshaping the country’s future. For our professionals, 4G is innovation beyond limits to advance their capability and learn new and modern ways of efficiency to be more productive in their work. For our businessmen, it is a faster way of doing their business and make their products available in the international market at record speed, helping Pakistan’s commerce industry directly. For our doctors, 4G is about how to treat our patients with most advanced technology and the latest healthcare solutions. For the media, 4G is about keeping our nation up to date on the latest happenings live from around the world, for our law and order, 4G provides the fastest connection to law enforcement agencies in real time to keep our nation safe. 4G helps everyone, to get information quicker, to be able to compete faster, to improve and progress more efficiently, provide new solutions and learn new ways of a better and prosperous lifestyle for every Pakistani.
“Zong is here to make more investment on the Pakistani people, to provide Pakistan with a faster and better connection to the world, so it can compete with other nations. We are investing in Pakistan because of its strong friendship with the government of China and the relationship China has with the Pakistani people. Our business model is completely different to that of other operators, we are not just doing business, we are providing a platform to the Pakistanis for them to advance in all sectors of their life. Zong will play a key role in connecting the Pakistan china business corridor”, Maham further added, speaking to Zong’s contribution in Pakistani society and its relation with China.
Among all operators, Zong has the highest 4G market share at 75% in the industry.
Pakistan’s largest data Network, Zong 4G, announced the opening of ‘one-of-a-kind’ concept store in Karachi, today. This is Zong’s 5th Concept Store, the 1st in Karachi and also the biggest to date. The Store is equipped with latest Zong products and state-of-the art gadgets & Enterprise Solutions on display. The inauguration event is being live tweeted and covered by enthusiastic and notable Bloggers and the hashtag #ZongConceptStore is trending at No.1 in Pakistan right now.
The store is now open to Walk-In-Customers at Clifton, Karachi and is designed to provide customers with a better understanding of how technology can make life easier. The opportunities provided by telecommunications are currently so vast that many people are having trouble keeping up with them. This top-notch concept store will demonstrate how simply & seamlessly different aspects of technology come together to transform lives across the world.
This multi-purpose store hosts;
The store was inaugurated by Zong’s Chief Financial Officer Mr. Li Wenyu, alongside company’s Chief Technical Officer Ms. Miao Qiao and other senior officials. In order to ensure the perfect customer experience. The staff at the concept store has been trained to go the extra mile in facilitating customers. The people of Karachi already enjoy Zong’s fastest 4G services spread across the city, with affordable data products, customized to suit the needs of the customers of Karachi, as is the case with the rest of the country.
Zong is Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network and leads the telecommunications category with its unmatched 4G experience in more than 250 cities. With this new concept store, Zong will further propel 4G internet penetration, living up to its vision of touching the lives of all Pakistanis with their exciting offers & customer support available through this store.
It is a journey of remarkable success, from being the 5th and smallest operator in 2008 to being the No.1 data telecom operator in a matter of 9 years is nothing but incredible. With the ownership, research and investment of China Mobile Communications Corporation, the largest 4G telecom operator in the world, at an investment of more than $2.5B, Zong has seen phenomenal growth in a matter of a few years and has established itself as the fastest growing telecom company in Pakistan with hundreds of thousands of customers becoming part of the Zong family in a short span of time. 9 years on, Zong has more than 3.1 Million 4G customers, the highest in the industry, with a significant 75% share in 4G and the second highest number of 3G and 4G customers in Pakistan. In the last 9 years, Zong has been the pioneer in leading the digital revolution in Pakistan, introducing high speed internet at affordable rates for the Pakistani people. With Zong's widest 4G network spanning more than 300 cities of Pakistan, the company dedicated staff has worked day and night to revolutionize customer experience through cutting edge technology and fastest speeds. Zong's success can be attributed to its focus on customer centricity and ensuring the widest, strongest and most technologically advanced network nationwide.
In addition to Zong's contributions in the Telecommunication sector of Pakistan, the company has played a pivotal role in the country's socio-economic development. While bringing in the latest technology into the country and successfully leveraging it to create the 4G ecosystem all across the nation, it has created many business opportunities in the country as well through its direct investment supported by its parent company, China Mobile Communications Corporation. Just in 2016, the company announced and executed an additional 1,000 4G sites on top of its original target, rattling the market and its competition. The organization's execution capability set a record by completing this target 3 months in advance while customers enjoyed top data download and nonstop streaming services across the country. Over the years, Zong has been the clear choice of customers, especially for its data and excellent network coverage coupled with its fair and competitive commercial packages which the subscribers have loved again and again.
Our customers are very important to us, we want to offer the best services at the most affordable rates with the widest and deepest network coverage throughout Pakistan, said Zong's CEO and Chairman Mr. Liu Dianfeng. we will continue to expand our network and increase our coverage map with additional investment of $200M in 2017 alone, reaching our 4G site count to 10,000, the highest of any operator in Pakistan he added.
Customers can now enjoy the best speed of mobile internet anywhere in Pakistan at the most affordable rates with the best network. It is important to note that Zong is continuously adding more investment, more network sites to increase and enhance its data and voice quality network throughout the nation. This is one of the reasons that Zong is the market leader in terms of its data services. Recently, due to the excellent 4G coverage and network speed, the company has launched many specific mobile applications and partnered with key online retailers like daraz.com to offer the best online services for its customers. In many ways Zong's ambition & the core desire is to revolutionize the lifestyle of Pakistani people by becoming an indispensable part of their digital lives. This includes connecting all but particularly the far flung areas of Pakistan where access to information and facilities is limited. In that way Zong continues to serve as a catalyst of growth in Pakistan's economy.
LAHORE – Zong, Pakistan’s largest 4G Network, has equipped Beaconhouse School System, the leading educational setup of Pakistan, with an advanced telecommunications based Enterprise Solution. In this regard, a contract signing ceremony was held between the senior officials of Zong and Beaconhouse School System in Lahore.
Beaconhouse School System is one of the largest private school networks in the world furthering the cause of quality education in Pakistan. To strengthen the bond between parents and the organization,
Beaconhouse has introduced a connectivity centric “Parent Relationship Program” for which Zong 4G is the official connectivity provider. The program is designed to enable a direct relationship of organization’s Relationship Officers with parents for constant feedback and support.
Beaconhouse’s decision to partner with Zong 4G for a critical program is based on Zong’s prolific reach & diversity of communications solutions. Worthwhile to mention here that Zong is the leading 4G Telecom service provider with over 2.8 Million 4G subscribers and 4G coverage in over 300 cities of Pakistan. The company has committed to invest over $200 Million in Pakistan for network expansion in 2017.
Zong, Pakistan's leading 4G network has reached 3 million likes on its Facebook page. The company prides itself on maintaining a strong social media presence on diverse social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. This achievement is a testament of Zong's growing popularity among cellular subscribers, particularly the youth, who comprise the largest users of social media in Pakistan.
After this achievement, Zong now ranks in second place among Telecom companies in terms of likes on its Facebook page which reflects on the organization's popularity and likeness amongst its subscribers
Recently the company has substantially increased its coverage and capacity throughout the country, especially in its 3G/4G coverage map. The increased investment has yielded in more customer satisfaction and greater than good network quality which has been particularly liked by the customer.
Zong is the leading 4G Telecom service provider with over 2.8 Million 4G subscribers and 4G coverage in nearly 300 cities of Pakistan. The company has recently committed to invest over $200 Million in Pakistan for network expansion in the country.
Zong 4G volunteers under its Employee Volunteers Programme, A New Hope, visited Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and spent quality time with young thalassemia patients on Friday March 24th 2017. The activity was carefully planned and brought happiness and joy to these young patients. The Zong 4G team visited multiple medical wards at the hospital to share their excitement with the hospital staff as well as the patients. It was a moment of extreme joy for the children's parents who were also present at the hospital to witness this activity for their children.
The young children enjoyed multiple gifts which were brought by the Zong volunteers. It was a small but valuable gesture from the organization to show that it cares and has a strong focus on its corporate social responsibility towards the local society. In the recent months, the organization has stepped up its social presence in areas of law and order, education, social reforms and multiple health care initiatives to add value to the local society.
Zong, Pakistan’s No 1 4G network, has successfully launched its flagship product in the health care sector with the advent of ‘Cloud Clinik’ in the Family-Con event. The product, will be providing electronic medical record solutions for small and big medical facilities. With this cloud based solution, doctors will be able to manage their hospitals and clinics in a paper free manner with no upfront investment.
CloudClinik is Pakistan’s first cloud based EMR & Practice Management Software aimed to make healthcare facilities paper-free.
It provides an unmatched user experience for doctors & administrators streamlining all practice workflows starting with patient registration to system generated prescriptions & real time reporting with an all in one solution that is easily adaptable and affordable.
Basic Product features:
Regarding the launch of the product, Zong’s statement reads; “We are proud to launch Pakistan’s first cloud based EMR & Practice Management solution which will go a long way in facilitating health care facilities in Pakistan. The product will help streamline health care facilities with an all in one solution which is both easy to adapt and affordable.”
“Zong aim’s to revolutionize the health care sector with its innovative enterprise solutions products that will transform the lives of millions of Pakistanis.” it further adds.
Dr. Ahmed Naveed Bhatti, Vice Chairman Family-con organizing committee, commented that the interest of Pakistan’s leading 4G telecom operator in the health care sector with the introduction of state of the art health solution is highly encouraging. Such solutions can revolutionize the health sector and improve patient care.
“Finally having a healthcare solution that embeds cloud technology and best practices in patient data security is a huge step in the right direction. The best thing about CloudClinik is its easy adaptability for doctors while maintaining cutting edge technology at the back end. To me, this is definitely the next big thing in health care solutions,” explained Sajjad Kirmani, CEO Infogistic Pvt. Ltd. and one of the pioneers of healthcare IT in Pakistan, who was also present at the event.
Zong has announced and disbursed multiple cash reward bonuses to all of its employees in Dec 2016 and Jan 2017 due to the excellent operational performance of the organization in 2016. The cash reward bonuses include annual performance bonus, special incentive bonus & CEO special award bonus for 2016. This bonus payout is one of the highest ever performance based rewards in the history of the organization.
It was a moment of sheer joy for all of zong's employees as all rewards paid in December 2016 and January 2017 were on top of the 3 quarterly bonuses already disbursed throughout the year based on the quarterly performances of the company. Zong has been a rising telecommunication organization over the last few years with the best 4G coverage and data speeds throughout the nation coupled with the most affordable prices for its products, leading the industry in its 4G evolution.
Zong, Pakistan’s No 1 Data Network, has partnered with Pakistan’s leading educational institute, Lahore University of Management Sciences to officially launch a mini sales and service center exclusively for LUMS. LUMS students, faculty members and visiting students will now be able to avail the latest offers and services of Zong. The establishment of this sales and service center will go a long way to facilitate students of LUMS experience the fastest 4G speeds in addition to ensuring Zong’s presence at Pakistan’s premier educational institute.
In a ribbon cutting ceremony held at LUMS, Zong senior management along with LUMS staff members officially launched the mini CSC at the LUMS premises. LUMS students will now be able to avail all Zong services in campus from the mini CSC set up in the premises.
It is pertinent to mention that Zong previously partnered with LUMS for the establishment of an advanced 4G research lab, enabling students at LUMS to leverage the fastest speeds of Zong 4G for research purposes.
Zong will add an additional 1,000 4G sites across Pakistan within 2016. This news was shared today after the company achieved their 2016 4G rollout plan, 3 months ahead of schedule, showing an outstanding execution of their 4G roll out site plan.
The addition of 1,000 4G sites will take the overall tally of Zong’s 4G sites to around 6,000 by the end of this year, making it the largest, widest and fastest in terms of 4G coverage. To facilitate company’s ambitious expansion plans, Zong’s parent company, China Mobile Communications Corporation, which is the largest telecommunications company in the world, has given a go-ahead for additional investment. Through this, the total 4G investment to date of Zong in Pakistan is going to cross USD 300 Million mark by the end of this year.
It is to be noted that Pakistan’s fastest growing 4G network recently expanded its 4G coverage to over 100 cities nationwide and was also designated by PTA as the No.1 operator in voice and data services. This expansion plan is a strong indicator of Zong’s long-term commitment to the local telecommunication market. The rollout will greatly enhance Zong’s 4G coverage and quality of data user experience, reflecting organization’s aspiration to transform the digital lives of Pakistanis through its high speed data services.
Mr. Maham Dard, Director corporate affairs and official spokesperson of the company said: “The addition of 1,000 4G sites after meeting our 4G expansion target is a huge milestone for us. It testifies our commitment to provide a stable, affordable and reliable network to our customers. We will continue to invest in 4G technology and continue to improve our services to provide a faster, wider and deeper data quality experience to the users. We will continue to invest more and execute more to be able to provide the best quality network to our subscribers”
“Zong envisions to enable a fully connected environment for Pakistanis for which we have invested over PKR 220 Billion so far. Digitization is a catalyst for economic growth and we will continue to enable it by leading the data services market of Pakistan.” he further added.
Zong and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have come together to enter into a strategic partnership by striking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a state-of-the-art $1 million worth of 4G research lab at the university.
Signed here on Friday, the said MoU would pave the way for Zong to give hundreds of students of Pakistan’s top-ranked business management university the opportunities to polish their academic endeavors on latest technological lines. ZTE would provide technical assistance in this regard.
Zong’s Chairman & CEO, Mr. Liu Dianfeng said: Zong (China Mobile Pakistan) is committed to invest in Pakistan for the long term to support the Pakistani lifestyle reach new heights of development in the technology sector. Today’s MOU signing is the latest of such commitments proving its true essence for the young students of this country. Zong’s 4G can help Pakistani students in the research field and be a leader in the field of telecom and all educational sectors at an international level. Zong has the best 4G technology, the largest investment in Pakistan and we hope that this technology can help all sectors of Pakistan, education, healthcare, government, banking and the corporate sector.”
The establishment of an ever-advanced featured 4G research lab, with the help of ZTE, implies that the students of LUMS would be able to acquire the related online material instantaneously with Zong’s unbeatable speeds.
To a great deal, this would help them make their respective assignments, research papers, thesis and related material more accurate, credible, authentic and research-oriented.
Three In-Building Solutions (IBSs) would be installed and a Mini-Customer Services Centre (CSC) would be set up at LUMS as part of the research lab. LUMS will also use Zong’s Enterprise Solutions. Moreover, the telecom company will assist the varsity students in their research projects and will offer them externships.
Sharing his views, Vice Chancellor LUMS Sohail Naqvi said “We are excited to have this opportunity to work on interesting research and development projects in the telecom sector. Having the 4G platform opens a whole new world of possibilities for the students of LUMS.”
Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G operator has launched its “Roam Like Home” offer for Zong customers travelling to Saudi Arabia. This offer gives the lowest international roaming rates that are equivalent to rates offered to customers at home. These can be enjoyed while availing roaming on Saudi Arabia’s Zain network.
This offer is valid for all Zong prepaid customers, and is automatically activated without any prior subscription charges. Customers only need to activate the International Roaming access level by dialing the 310 helpline or visiting a service center prior to their travel. Zong users will be charged on minimal rates of Rs 0.25/second (exclusive of taxes) for outgoing calls to both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
It needs to be noted that Zong’s Roam Like Home rates are the lowest in comparison to both Pakistani operators and Saudi Arabian operators. This is a fairly welcome offer given that the holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner. In this regard, a large number of Pakistanis will be travelling to Saudi Arabia and will hence be able to remain connected to their friends and families at all times at the lowest rates possible.
In this regard, Mr Sajid Mehmood Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) & Chief Admin Officer (CAO) Zong noted that “Zong has always been at the forefront in terms of facilitating its customers in international travel. Our Roam Like Home offer will in particular assist the vast number of Pakistanis planning Umrah this Ramadan, at rates that are the lowest in the market.”
It is also important to note that Zong offers the lowest international rates amongst the industry of Rs 1.00/minute + tax for calling on both mobile and landline to 12 destinations, which include USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong and India.
22nd April 2015, Islamabad --- Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G operator has touched another milestone by reaching 2.9 million 3G subscribers as of March 2015, making it the operator with the second largest number of 3G subscribers in the industry.
This rise in customers has been preceded by an extensive 3G rollout campaign, as a result of which the number of 3G cities covered by Zong has increased to 40. Newly added 3G cities include Wazirabad, Jhelum, Kamra, Nathia Gali, Mianwali, Sheikhupura, Jacobabad, Larkana and Pishin. It is pivotal to note that all these 40 cities enjoy carpet coverage for 3G.
Furthermore, Zong is the only operator to have a technology neutral portfolio, offering customers the same data bundles for 2G, 3G and 4G, which can be activated through a unified short code *6464#. It is also the only operator to provide carpet coverage along the whole of Motorway (M1, M2 and M3), and has recently signed an agreement with Daewoo Express Pakistan Bus Service to provide free 3G on all Daewoo busses on the aforementioned motorway routes. Zong’s total number of 4G customers has also increased to 31,500, marking another achievement for the operator.
In this regard Zhang Peng, Director Marketing Zong noted that “This achievement is an indication of our strength as Pakistan’s only 3G & 4G operator, and affirms how Zong is successfully reaching out to more and more customers every day.” He further noted that Zong plans on widespread extension of its 3G & 4G services in the current year, with expected service provision of 3G to reach a total of more than 100 cities as well as the whole of Motorway and GT Road and the expected provision of 4G to reach 50 cities by the end of 2015.
Islamabad, 15th April, 2015 --- Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G operator signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan’s biggest university in terms of student enrollment. With Zong’s focus on becoming an indispensable digital life partner, this MoU will facilitate the academia and student body of AIOU in its educational pursuits through access to various Zong products and services.
Zong’s cutting edge 3G & 4G technology is empowering a great number of Pakistanis each day, and this partnership with a university of the academic stature of AIOU implies that an even greater number of individuals, in particular youth, will be able to experience empowerment in the arena of education through our technological innovations.
AIOU staff and students will be able to enjoy a vast category of Zong’s cutting edge products and services, ranging from Zong’s latest 4G enabled handsets through our installment plan and WiFI connectivity for the AIOU Headquarters through Zong WiFi devices to mobile broadband based connectivity in 42 regions and mobile financial solutions for timely disbursements of monthly wages and collection of fees amongst many others products and services. These benefits will be enjoyed by a population of over 1.3 million students, over 70,000 tutors and over 2400 employees.
In this regard, Mr. Liu Dianfeng, CEO Zong said that “Zong is a subsidiary of the world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), and is working diligently every day to provide innovative and localized products and services for the Pakistani market. This partnership is a step in the same direction, and I sincerely hope it goes a long way in paving a bright future for both the stakeholders involved.”
Also present at the occasion was Dr.Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor AIOU, who noted that "AIOU and Zong’s collaboration provides an innovation & creative solution to faster communication between the university and its students. The MOU signed today will also strengthen our student support system; through the communication system provided by Zong we will be able to reach our students on greater pace in every nook & corner of Pakistan."
Lahore, 11th April, 2015 --- Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G &4G; operator in the country signed an agreement with Daewoo Pakistan to provide free Super 3G internet to all Daewoo passengers commuting along the Motorway here on Friday.
Zong is currently the only operator in the country to provide carpet coverage for 3G along the Motorway. It is also the operator with the most diverse range of mobile broadband products, which includes Wingle, Dongle and MiFi. The collaboration with Daewoo Pakistan implies that Daewoo passengers travelling on the Motorway will now have access to high quality 3G internet, without any charges and without the possession of a Zong connection. This facility will enable them to remain connected to their friends, families and businesses at all times, resolving past issues of connectivity.
Speaking at the occasion, Babar Bajwa Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Zong said that “We at Zong have always been very committed to providing our customers with cutting edge technology. We will continue to strive towards making this provision of high quality data a reality, and this current partnership is a step in the same direction.”
Also present at the occasion was Dr Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), who noted that “Pakistan has an immense amount of potential when it comes to provision of high quality and high speed 3G & 4G data services. Our vision for the future is based on accessibility to these services by all, and Zong’s efforts to provide 3G mobile broadband services deserve applause in this regard.”
Mr C I Park, President Daewoo also spoke at the occasion, and said that “This partnership is a very welcome news for our passengers, as they will now enjoy unlimited connectivity along the Motorway.”
Next week onwards, Daewoo terminals at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Peshawar will have kiosks whereby people can purchase Zong MBB products, Zong SIMs as well as carry out recharge through miniload and scratch cards.
Islamabad, 9th April, 2015--- Zong, Pakistan’s most advancedand only 3G & 4G telecom operator was awarded here on Wednesday with International Communication Technology (ICT) Award 2015 by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI)for Excellence in Telecommunication.
RCCI organized these ICT Awards (International Communication Technology Awards) for the first time to promote and highlight the efforts of individuals and companies striving towards excellence within the arena of information technology and communications.The award ceremony was organized with the support of RCCI, Pakistan Software Houses Association and Pakistan Software Export Board.
The decision to present this awardto Zong was based on the telecom operator’s active and successful adaptation of international communication technology since the 3G & 4G auction held last year.
Present at the occasion, Niaz A Malik Chief Corporate Sales Officer (CCSO)Zong said that “Zong is currently the fastest growing network in the country and has always been at the front in terms of taking initiatives and introducing new technologies. This award is a strong source of encouragement for us, and we will remain committed to contributing with excellence to the telecommunication arena for the betterment of the country.” He furthermore expressed gratitude towards the RCCI for holding merit based awards to encourage stakeholders within the telecommunication sector.
Karachi, 7th April, 2015-----Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G and 4G telecom operator launched the much awaited movie ‘Fast & Furious 7’ in Pakistan by holding its grand premierehere in Cinepax Ocean Mall, Karachi on 2nd April 2015.This launch was a collaboration with Universal Studios, and was attended by a large number of celebrities and corporate guests. It was an acknowledgement of Zong’s uniqueness as the fastest and only 3G and 4G service provider in the country.
The premiere allowed attendees the opportunity to experience Zong Super 3G and 4G internet through an experience zone displaying mobile broadband products. It also involved a digital campaign whereby attendees used the hashtag #Zongff7 while uploading pictures and check-ins to win Zong terminal products.
It is worth mentioning here that this premiere was a part of Zong’s 8 week internet campaign titled “The Fastest Gets Furious”. This internet campaign allowscustomers the opportunity to win movie coupons, Honda CRZ and a trip for 2 to Dubai. Lucky draws for local tickets will take place on a weekly basis throughout the campaign whereas lucky draws for FF7 tickets in Dubai and for Honda CRZ will be held on April 10th and May 25th respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, Babar Bajwa Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Zong said that, “Zong takes pride in being the fastest as well as the only 3G and 4G service provider in the country. Our partnership with this movie franchiseis an indication of not only our strength in mobile internet, but also an affirmation that we will continue to take the lead in this arena to provide cutting edge services to our customers.”
Meanwhile, Anoushay Ashraf, VJ and prominent celebrity was of the opinion that, “It is wonderful that Zong has taken the lead to introduce an endorsement as huge as the Fast and Furious franchise in Pakistan. Endorsements such asthese have become the norm worldwide, and so there is no reason why such should not be the case in Pakistan as well.”
Islamabad, 2nd April, 2015: Zong, Pakistan’s fastest growing and most advanced telecom operator here on Friday is launching Fast & Furious 7 in collaboration with Universal Studios. This venture is a part of its internet campaign ‘The Fastest Gets Furious’ and will allow its customers to get a chance to win prizes by subscribing to Zong Internet Bundles.
The launch of this highly awaited movie in the country will be preceded by Zong’sexclusive premiere in Cinepax Ocean Mall in Karachi on Thursday April 2nd. It will be attended by a vast number of corporate guests, celebrities and socialites.
In this regard, Babar Bajwa Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Zong noted that, “As the most advanced telecom operator of Pakistan, we are highly committed to maintaining our reputation of innovative and cutting edge services. This partnership is hence a celebration of our exceptional 3G and 4G speed and quality.
Islamabad, 28th March, 2015----Zong, Pakistan’s fastest growing and most advanced Telecom operator here on Friday launched ‘The Fastest Gets Furious’ internet campaign for its valued customers, which is based on a partnership with Universal Studios’ Fast and Furious movie franchise. This campaign will allow customers to get a chance to win prizes by subscribing to Zong Internet Bundles. This campaign will also involve an exclusive premiere of the Fast and Furious 7(FF7) movie, to be hosted by Zong on 2nd April 2015 in Cinepax Ocean Mall, Karachi.
Zong customers can avail this by simply subscribing to any internet bundle. Prizes include FF7 movie tickets for Cinepax theatres all across Pakistan as well as an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai to watch FF7 in iMax. Higher subscriptions of internet bundles will lead to higher chances of winning these prizes. Moreover, subscribing to monthly bundles (1 GB or higher) will offer the customersan additional chance to win a Honda CRZ sports car bumper prize. These bundles can be subscribed through the code*6464#. This campaign is valid for 60 days and the local tickets will be distributed on a weekly basis throughout the campaign. The lucky draw for FF7 tickets in Dubai will be held on April 10th whereas the date for the lucky draw of the Honda CRZ sports car will be announced later.
In this regard, Babar Bajwa Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Zong noted that “Zong always takes pride in providing the best data speed and packages to its customers, and our FF7 campaign is a step in the same direction. It is an acknowledgement of the speed and quality of our 3G and 4G provision.”
Lahore, 25th March, 2015--- Zong, Pakistan’s fastest growing and most advanced Telecom operator has a key focus on its highly skilled human resource. Keeping in view the need to expand and bring in fresh minds the HR team recently visited the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi to participate in their recruitment events as a means of developing a nexus between the academic and the corporate world.
HR representatives met witha considerable number of participants in the IBA Career Fair as well as one-on-one sessions at the LUMS Networking Night.
The Zong team discussed the Graduate Trainee Program, which is an initiative to help nurture fresh graduates and helps groom each candidate in various areas within the organization. Over 150 graduate trainees have been hired over the last 2 years and today each of these trainees is a key member within the organization. Other prospective career opportunities along with the working culture and industry dynamics were discussed with the attending students.
Tehmina Khurram, Director Human Resources, Zong, said "The events, in addition to being Employer Branding platforms, gave us an opportunity to learn from the emerging generation of business professionals. The freshness of ideas shared in the forums reaffirm our faith in a brighter future. It also sets into perspective our efforts towards inspiring the next generation of digital technology users through a people centric strategy."
The telecom industry is one of the most attractive sectors for prospective candidates. Due to the focus of the company on skillful resources, these events will be followed by various other upcoming endeavors aimed at providing students with more assistance and direction in this regard.
Islamabad --- ZONG CMPAK, Pakistan’s most advanced and fastest growing telecom operator recently celebrated International Women’s Day to highlight the role of its women employees as well as to acknowledge the diversity and spirit of our employee base. The event was celebrated with a lot of fervor and zeal under the theme of “Make It Happen” to recognize our female employees for their contribution and to motivate them in all spheres of life.
Muniba Mazari, a multi-talented young individual, who is an artist, activist and motivational speaker was the Chief Guest for the event. Speaking at the occasion, she stressed that “Pakistan is the perfect place for women to prove themselves” and to “turn adversity into opportunity.” She added that “Women are exemplars of strength and should never give up on achieving their goals.”
Nida Awan, an Associate Consultant at Carnelian was also present at the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, she said that “True empowerment comes from having a vision, seizing opportunities, finding positive role-models and asserting independence.” She also conducted a team building which energized the female employees & evoked positivity.
In his message to mark the day, Chief Network Officer (CNO) Zong, Sajid Mahmood, noted that “We at Zong strongly believe that women are the agents of development, and remain devoted to promoting their wellbeing to the fullest.” Also present at the occasion were Director HR, Tehmina Khurram and Director Customer Care, Nabila Yazdani, both of whom also reaffirmed Zong’s commitment to promotion of gender equality and the vital role that women play in the corporate world.
Islamabad --- The Ministry of IT & Telecom received great accolades for the 3G & 4G auction completed last year, and this year too has started on a high note. Ms.Anusha Rehman was awarded the “Government Mobile Excellence Awards 2015” at the Mobile World Congress 2015 of the GSMA in Barcelona, Spain. This award is an acknowledgement of the successful spectrum auction of the 3G & 4G services in the 850 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands. It is a great achievement particularly given that the last time Pakistan received an award from the GSMA was back in February 2006.
Being the only 3G + 4G operator in the country, Zong recognizes this as a remarkable achievement for the country as it is progressing towards greater heights in the mobile spectrum world. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Nauman Khalid, Deputy Director Regulatory Affairs Zong, said “We would like to congratulate Ms.Anusha Rehman & Dr. Ismail Shah on this great achievement, acknowledgements such as these are a welcome news for the country as it has just stepped on the trajectory of mobile broadband. It is also very encouraging for Zong as well as the entire telecom industry for being at the forefront with regards to 3G & 4G technology”. He furthermore asserted how the government can be assured of Zong’s support in the future. “We have always extended utmost support to MoIT in all its efforts, and will continue to do so in the future”.
He further added “Zong has been working closely with GSMA and has supported their presence in Pakistan. GSMA has a major role to play, to help the local telecom industry create further inroads and strengthen Pakistan as a major player in the global telecom industry.”
Achievements such as these are an indicator of the potential that this country possesses in the domain of technology and telecommunication. In this regard, Zong will continue to strive towards excellence in cooperation with the government to enable Pakistan to touch bigger and greater heights in the future.
Islamabad --- On the occasion of Cricket World Cup 2015, Zong the leading cellular company, here on Friday launched the cricket service application for its valued customers to enjoy cricket matches anytime and anywhere.
Zong has launched two cricket apps, CricKit and CricMania. Both Apps are being offered at zero subscription charges. CricMania has HD capable stream powered by ‘PTV Sports’ and is for its data customers. It will not only give live cricket stream powered by ‘PTV sports’ but also feature live score, match schedules, points table & rankings, news, audio stream, match highlights and much more. Meanwhile, CricKit also has similar features, and includes live cricket stream powered by ‘PTV Sports’ and ‘Ten Sports’, live scores, match schedules, point table and rankings, latest news, audio streaming as well as match highlights.
Android users can download these apps through their Play Store directly, whereas iOS users can access them through the following web links:For Crickit: http://188.8.131.52/vccp/zong/wap/ For Cricmania: http://cric.zong.com.pk
Mr Niaz A Malik, Chief Information Officer and Chief Corporate Sales Officer, while expressing his views about the newly launched app noted that “This marks a move towards a new age of mobile technology whereby people can use value added services to enjoy one of the biggest events in the world of sports.” He noted how this is a very well suited convenience for a cricket obsessed nation, particularly for people who have jobs and other work. “Zong is unique in this regard, because it combines high quality streaming that is entirely free for our data customers.”
In this regard, these cricket apps mark another achievement for Pakistan’s only 3G and 4G network, for they have utilized their speed and coverage strength to allow Pakistanis to enjoy their favorite game.
Islamabad – Pakistan’s No.1 and only 3G + 4G operator extended its warm acknowledgements to its valued customers for wholeheartedly supporting the ongoing verification drive. Cellular service subscribers across the country have come out of their way to re-verify their SIM’s to ensure that SIM’s are actually in their use and not being used for any unlawful activities. As per National Database and Registration Authority’s (NADRA) statistics, a total of 57.6 million SIMs have been re-verified. Meanwhile, a total of 10 million SIMs have been effectively blocked. This has been possible owing to the cooperation of valued customers who have responded responsibly by showing up in great numbers to get their SIMs verified. Zong is hopeful that the telecom sector, the government and the general public will continue to work together to address and overcome this issue of grave national security.
Niaz A Malik Chief Corporate Sales Officer (CCSO) & Chief Information Officer (CIO) Zong noted that “This achievement has only been possible owing to the collective efforts of all concerned stake holders. Each must be applauded for supporting and working towards a comprehensive solution for supporting National Security”. He also expressed that while this is a noteworthy effort, a lot still needs to be done to ensure complete success. “It is essential that the stakeholders remain committed to this process till the very end so that the progress achieved so far can maintain the pace for eventual verification of all 103 million SIMs”. Zong has been the fastest growing operator in the country and we look forward to carry on in the same direction while safeguarding our valued customers. Zong reaffirms the government of its continuous support and shall work within all parameters set by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
Islamabad----Following its tradition of providing quality services to its customers, leading cellular operatorZonghere on Friday launched 3G & 4G Mobile Broadband devices which include Dongle, Wingle, Mifiand Routers. Through this entry into the mobile broadband market, Zong is determined to provide its valued customers with highest 4G speeds and mobility in the broadband market.
These devices offer amazing wireless internet speed, with the carpet coverage of 3G in 31 cities and the hotspot coverage for 4G in 7 major cities for now and 5 more in the pipeline. The speed offered on the 3G Mobile Broadband devices isupto 21 Mbpswhereas the speed offered on the 4G Device is upto 150 mbps. The important feature of these active SIM devices is their ability to be easily rechargeable. Moreover, you can control all the MBB devices with your Zong number in your smartphone. You can subscribe or change MBB internet packages on your device with this master number.
Babar Bajwa Executive Director Commercial Zong,while introducing the broadband devices said, “Zong is proud to be presenting these broadband devices which will now provide our valued customers with anamazing new wireless 3G/4G internet communication service experience. These devices will be convenient for plug and play in your laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart-TVs and computer access through your Zong SIMs.”In this regard, Zong is making sure it makes provision of 3G and 4G easier and more accessible. “Our customers can enjoy great speedswith 3G and 4G internet any time and at any place in around 40 cities towns and villages across Pakistan,” he assured.
Zong has launched a diversified range of Mobile broadband devices which includes 4G wingle, 3G Dongle, 3G Wingle,3GMifi (Cloud) & 3G router in order to cater to needs of different target segments.
These Zong broadband devices will be a useful addition to the latest internet tools to facilitate users in different segments including youth, professionals, Households & Corporates.Zong has taken a giant leap to ensure all devices are launched with a variety of packages to suit different market segments with maximum utility for each.
Islamabad----Utilizing their resourcesat the optimum level,telecommunication companies have successfully verified over 22 million SIMs in just over three weeks. However,the experts believe the challenging task of re-verification of remaining 83 million SIMs is going to be very difficult to achieve within the given timeline.
The verification of over 22 million SIMsshows that the re-verification process is going in full swing.Keeping in view the whole hearted efforts, logistical and awareness challenges faced by the cellular companies and importance of completing the activity in the context of national security it is essential the customers come out to fulfill their duty and ensure that they verify SIMs that are in their use.
Chief Commercial Officer Zong, Babar Ali Bajwa while expressing his views said “Keepingnational security as a foremost priorityZong has invested heavily in terms of human resources, IT systems, deployment of more BVS devices, mass level awareness campaigns of SIMs re verification through biometric (through print, electronic and digital media) and in devising innovative activities/strategies to maximize the reach of SIMs re verification to the customers.”
EmanKhan, aZong customer while showing her satisfaction over the Zong SIM verification process said, “I came to know about the SIM verification process through an SMS by Zong to get my SIM verified before the due date. They also shared the information of nearest Zong franchise to visit. After my visit to Zong franchise and SIM verification, I recommend all my fellows to get their SIM verified in best national interest as cellular companies are facilitating the customers.”
In this regard, utmost efforts are being made to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible and the customers are provided convenience and facilitation of the highest level.
Karachi: 6th January, 2015: Microsoft’s private-cloud technology, comprising of Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012, has been adopted by the leading telecommunication services brand of Pakistan – Zong. Microsoft is working closely to provide the next level of global technologies to leading enterprises like Zong.
The creator of Zong - China Mobile Pakistan (CMPAK) has continued a strong operational engagement with Microsoft, over the years. The sophisticated Data-Centre solutions including the private Cloud have also been specially customized by Microsoft to strengthen and streamline telecom business operations.
Through the creation of this new customized design and architecture for the telecom enterprises, Microsoft is equipped to deliver a modern, private Cloud solution that aligns with its data-centre vision and growth expectations. “Our subscriber base has grown at a very high and consistent rate over the past few years”, notes Niaz A Malik, Chief Information Officer at Zong. “We aim to provide our customers with efficiency and effectiveness of the highest level and this partnership with Microsoft will work a long way in ensuring that the customer experience is enhanced in terms of optimized technology exposure.”
The cost of bringing this paradigm shift in technology will be quickly covered through faster Return on investment (ROI), while it will significantly improve Zong users’ experience too.
As the telecom industry evolves rapidly, Microsoft’s technological breakthroughs are augmenting the infrastructures and services available to these high-tech enterprises. With these innovations, the proactive telecom enterprises like Zong are now seeking reduction in server sprawl, optimized efficiency of resources and fortified security for their networks. Moreover the TELCOs can also avail Microsoft’s revolutionary data support systems and infrastructure.
The IT Director at Zong – Muhammad Abdul Wajid stated; “As China Mobile Pakistan moves infrastructure to the Cloud, we are confident of a fast time to market, for business value.” He further stated that “We’ve also gained the tools we need to achieve savings through standardization and automation. Throughout the process of implementing the new Cloud technology, the IT team at Zong was engaged and a key role was played by Ali Waqas, Jamil Jokhyo and Asim Taj along with Kalsoft as deployment partners.
CMPAK has recently acquired 3G and 4G telecommunications spectrum in Pakistan, to further enrich its nationwide GSM voice and data network. After this major expansion in its operations, Zong needed to reduce its operational costs, improve energy efficiency and achieve greater agility in business. During this venture, Microsoft has acted as a resourceful and experienced partner, which empowers the clients, through its extensive local support available in Pakistan.
A senior manager at Microsoft commented that; our powerful new Cloud system provides a comprehensive and modern platform for telecom applications and business expansions. It is an integrated, secured, flexible and scalable management platform, with multiple features and special capabilities like; virtualization, networking, storage and faster reporting. It is built to drive higher performance and enables knowledge-transfer for IT teams, empowering them to provide higher levels of service to the internal and external customers of any enterprise.
Wednesday, December 31 - 2014 @ 12:30 noon: Zong, the digital partner of the nation, announced that it has selected Symantec Netbackup Appliances and Software solution to enhance its customers’ data protection. Being One of the largest Telecom operator in Pakistan, Zong was looking for a robust, unified and scalable solution to deal with data expansion challenges and at the same time to achieve stringent RTO and RPOs.
Zong has been pioneering the transition to modern technological services and is the first and only operator in Pakistan to offer 4G services. The company holds more than 100 terabytes of business information, across 200+ servers over 3 data centers.
For the past few years, we have grown our subscriber base at a very high and consistent rate each year, Says Mr. Niaz A Malik, Chief Information Officer, Zong. In IT, we help to enable and support this growth by providing a steady foundation of efficiency and availability. This helps the business to grow and retain our subscribers’ base. Our vision is to become an indispensable digital life partner of our customers and we need strategic partners like Symantec to ensure stability of our products and services.
“Our subscriber base has grown at a very high and consistent rate over the past few years”, notes Niaz A Malik, Chief Information Officer at Zong. “We aim to provide our customers with efficiency and effectiveness of the highest level and this partnership with Microsoft will work a long way in ensuring
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Ali Waqas, Director of Information Technology at Zong, said, “Following our strategy to enhance our operational efficiency, we are aiming to become one of the leading telecom service provider to offer the best IT solutions to enhance every customer’s experience. As the data deluge trend continues to impact the world, the deployment of such advanced backup solution will further support our promise to safeguard and govern critical business information.”
Mr. Muhammad Abdul Wajid, Director of Information Technology at Zong mentioned that we are facing exponential data growth hence decided to use NetBackup Data Protection Optimization to conserve storage space by deduplicating backup data. We’ll benefit from faster backups and replication, as well as reduced backup storage costs. Mr. Wajid and his team at Zong will significantly reduce the administration time spent to manage the enterprise backup by using Symantec’s solutions, relocating valuable human resource hours to meet other needs of the organization.
Wasim Iqbal, Territory Manager Pakistan at Symantec, added; “Zong has been at the forefront of how the telecom industry can utilize leading edge IT technologies. Symantec is one part of this vision. Netbackup delivers agile and scalable data recovery tools, which will enable Zong to optimize business operations for increased productivity. Information Protection and Security has been the top agenda of CIO’s across the Globe and Pakistan’s Telecom industry is no exception. Symantec’s suite of comprehensive solutions allows businesses, such as Zong, to manage & secure information, and remain one step ahead of industry in customer’s data protection and security. We are delighted to work with such a prestigious organization.”
Teamsun Technology, a leading system integrator in Pakistan will deliver the solution in collaboration with Symantec’s professional services team. For years, Zong used Symantec NetBackup software to back up data to tape. Although the solution performed well, the company wanted to enable faster backups and restores says Mr. Tony Ye, CEO of Teamsun Technology. Symantec’s Appliance based backup solution is a true one-window solution across data protection industry.
Abdul Samad, Symantec Portfolio Consultant, stated, “Netbackup software and Symantec purpose built backup appliances (PBBA) is recognized as the market leader in enterprise backup and recovery market, and will help Zong to protect the large data bases and complex data center applications. It also delivers breakthrough capabilities for virtualized systems that go well beyond what traditional backup practices can achieve.”
LAHORE, MARCH 05, 2013: ZONG, the digital partner of the nation, is sponsoring the National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2013. Six teams will be competing through the tournament starting from March 06, 2013 to March 17, 2013 while its final scheduled for Sunday March 17, 2013.
The National Polo Championship, this year has 6 teams where the lower limit of the tournament is 10 goals and the upper limit is 14 goals. There are 6 foreign players participating in this tournament. Renowned foreign Umpires like Marcus Hancock, Matias Vial Perez, Santiago Mendivil, Gaston Moore, Manuel Crespo and James Harper will be participating in the event.
Niaz A Malik, Executive Director Strategy, Corporate Sales and ESS of ZONG said "Sports and ZONG have a natural relationship, which is growing stronger day by day. Through our strategic partnership with Manchester United, we are the leading corporate supporter of football in the country. As a cricket loving nation we have been sponsors of domestic T20 cricket and Pakistan and Australia series in the past. Though we have previously partnered with traditional polo tournaments in Shandur twice but this time it is an honor for us to be part of the professional polo, 'the game of the kings'. We are seriously looking at greatly enhancing our support to this great game".
Praising the role of Zong in the promotion of this great sport, President of Lahore Polo Club, Abdul Haye Mehta said “Zong’s role is tremendous as far as the development of polo is concerned as they have come forward to sponsor high goal tournaments at the Lahore Polo Club for the past many years “. Mehta urged the business houses to follow the example of Zong and extend sponsorship and patronage of polo tournaments and the riding school of Lahore Polo club.
National Open Polo Championship was incepted way back in 1963 and this year's event will be the 50th edition of the National Polo Championship. The trophy was first introduced as the El Effendi Cup, and was presented by Brig H M el Effendi who was himself a 4 goal player.
Under Corporate Volunteerism Programme, employees of ZONG recently visited Chambeli Institute of Mentally Challenged Children and Physiotherapy Center located in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi. The Institute has around 50 special children enrolled in it and has a staff of 20 people to manage and help with these children.
It was a full day event which comprised of many fun filled activities like face painting, musical chairs, tableau by children, 3-legged race, spoon & ball race and dancing competition. Children participated with great enthusiasm while volunteers from ZONG compassionately arranged all these activities with help of the institute's staff.
Children also watched a cartoon movie on the multimedia and later on excitedly received gifts, food items and goodie bags which were being distributed by ZONG employees. Each child was presented stationery items, coloring box set, glitter pens and coloring books along with scrumptious delights to make this day a memorable one for them.
By organizing such activities ZONG is not only integrating CSR best practices by promoting community service among its employees but is also mentoring them to become better future leaders. Their first hand exposure to the opportunities, challenges and conditions of community members will inform their actions as they move to become mentors and decision makers. The basic philosophy behind this program is to encourage and support ZONG family members to perform community services, generating benefits for themselves, the Company and the community.