by Ahmed Rayyan
Polar Wireless Network, a Canadian Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), has shown its interest to start its operation in Pakistan, daily Dawn reported.
Steve Robert, President Polar Wireless Network, has met Salim Mandviwalla, Chairman Board of Investment, Pakistan, in Soul for briefing him about the company’s operations and its future plan to enter into cellular sector of Pakistan for unleashing its potential of local market.
According to the reports, the company has been in talks with two cellular operators of the companies along with local distributors for providing different services to subscribers.
The reports did not reveal the name as talks among the operators are in the initial stages on different technical, commercial and regulatory issue.
The MVNO will provide international call services to the subscribers of particularly cellular companies ofPakistanon their own numbers. It eliminates roaming charges while offering you competitive calling rates.
It is expected that the MVNO bring handsome investment in the country as licence fee of MVNO is US $ 5 million, which was earlier US $ 10,000.
It will be first MVNO to enter intoPakistan’s market after Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) set its licence fee and framework. Previously Friendi Mobile had signed a deal with Zong which it scrapped on high cost of licence.