Intel Pakistan and Wateen Telecom offer affordable internet access program

Islamabad, July 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): Intel Pakistan and Wateen Telecom have joined hands to offer internet access program to local consumers in Pakistan in order to make internet more accessible and affordable for all new subscribers.Under this offer, a consumer purchasing an Intel® processors-based PC, will get a freeWateenWimax Broadband connection, enabling consumers to enjoy speedier internet connectivity with their new PC’s. Consumers can save up to six thousand rupees by utilizing this special program available for the first time in Pakistan.

Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan said, “Offering connected PC’s to local consumers in Pakistan is a revolutionary step, which will not only transform the traditional concept of internet connectivity via separate broadband devices, but this will also help to enhance the adoption of modern computer-based technologies and the internet. Similar to other emerging economies, Intel Pakistan‘s partnership with Wateen is part of our ongoing efforts to develop a more accessible model for first-time buyers to enjoy modern technology.

We believe this new program, providing lower-priced broadband service and entry-level PCs with valuable digital content, will help to accelerate technology adoption , and enable more citizens to engage in the digital world”.

Mr. Naeem Zamindar, CEO Wateen Telecom said, “Being a leader in the world of broadband Internet services, Wateen Telecom always believes in serving our consumers through cost-effective ways so that we all can multiply the existing internet and computer literacy in both urban and rural areas of this country. In partnership with Intel Pakistan, working for this greater cause is itself a matter of pride and satisfaction for us”.

The deal is a joint project of Intel Pakistan and Wateen Telecom and provides numerous unique features such as free content, free Wateen CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), up to 3 month line rent waiver, and zero subscription charges as well. At the initial phase, this special program will be offered to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, and Hyderabad.

For more information, contact:
Intel Pakistan Corporation
Karachi 1
Suite 222, G-20, Block 9
KDA Scheme 5, Kehkashan, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
Tel: 92-21-5375203-05