by TIP News

Pakistan’s Top Service Provider Building Open and Disaggregated Wi-Fi and Transport Networks based on TIP’s technologies across Communications Footprint

Karachi, Pakistan, February 16, 2023Multinet, Pakistan’s business communications company of choice, today announced two significant uses of Telecom Infra Project’s technology across its optical and WiFi networks. 

Firstly, Multinet is upgrading its optical transport network with 3.2 Tbps capacity using Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open Optical framework. The network spans the entire country covering more than 120 cities, across more than 14,000 kilometers, supporting more than 150 million people in the region. This project will be the world’s largest Open Optical framework implementation. The network upgrade will enable Multinet to bring agility and hyper scalability to the immensely growing bandwidth demand in Pakistan and add more cities and towns to Multinet ’s fiber network, hugely increasing the data and internet access capacity across Pakistan. 

Multinet’s long-haul network infrastructure deployment features software and hardware from TIP’s open optical ecosystem and industry leading players including Edgecore, IP Infusion, SmartOptics along with local System Integrator partner in Pakistan, STARCOM Technologies (Pvt) Limited. Multinet’s upgrade incorporates Cassini, TIP’s disaggregated coherent switch and open packet transponder built by Edgecore Networks, and IP Infusion’s OcNOS, the industry’s full-featured network OS for white box disaggregated network solutions that provides the scalable transition to open and agile networks. 

Multinet is also deploying TIP’s OpenWiFi technology to power Wi-Fi networks across the country, providing seamless high-speed connectivity for public, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and retail enterprise customers. Multinet is the first managed service provider in the region to deploy OpenWiFi’s technology stack to provide seamless, fast, and affordable connectivity.

OpenWiFi is an open source-based Wi-Fi architecture that enables multi-vendor, interoperable Wi-Fi networks enabling it to easily expand its Wi-Fi footprint with a robust experience. 

Multinet is using Edgecore APs integrated with their ecOpen Cloud Controller technology for their OpenWiFi network and hotspots backhauled with high speed optical fiber infrastructure for top of the line user experience, buildout with local System Integrator partner in Pakistan, STARCOM Technologies (Pvt) Limited.

“Our singular mission is to deliver superior connectivity solutions for Pakistan” said Adnan Hayat Zaidi, Chief Operating Officer at Multinet. “By using open and disaggregated technology with TIP, we will continue to lead the market with innovation that delivers exceptional service, quality, reliability for the public, our customers and stakeholders. This will greatly scale up our footprint and reach, with superior scalability. Open networks, like this deployment, will streamline operations and accelerate innovation.”

“Multinet leading the region in open and disaggregated technologies deployments including Open Optical and OpenWiFi, and these deployments are a shining example of Mulitnet’s ongoing commitment to bringing modern, cutting-edge technologies to Pakistan,” said Kristian Toivo, Executive Director, TIP. “We’re excited to see how these innovations benefit Multinet’s customers and advance networks in Pakistan for consumers and enterprises.”

About Mulitnet Pakistan

Multinet Pakistan is one of the premier information and communication solution providers for  enterprises in the region. Multinet is known for its reliable connectivity solutions on its 14,000+ km long self-healing and scalable optical fiber network covering over 120 cities of Pakistan, as well as a diversified portfolio of managed services solutions and a large array of IT related services. Multinet excels at addressing the diversified communication requirements of its customers through its extensive product portfolio, nationwide long-haul network, the overarching footprint of international POPs and terrestrial extension into neighboring countries. Multinet provides specialized solutions to their customers ranging from Single/Multi-site Local or International Data solutions, Internet connectivity & IP Transit solutions, Backhauling Solutions, Cloud Computing & Data Center services, Managed IT and Security services,  Enterprise Voice & Video Conferencing Solutions as well as Virtualization and VSAT solutions Multinet’s comprehensive solutions portfolio, remarkable enterprise market share, a team of highly skilled telecom professionals and exemplary services make it “The Partner of Choice” for its customers stretching from Top Global Enterprises to Small and Medium Businesses. Multinet takes pride in the unwavering trust that customers have expressed in doing business with Multinetfor over two decades now. Learn more at

About Telecom Infra Project 

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient. This limits access to the multitude of consumer and commercial benefits provided by the internet, thereby impacting GDP growth globally. However, a lack of flexibility in the current solutions – exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers – makes it challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks. Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies — from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. We are working together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs — now and in the decades to come. Find out more: