Smart Link Technologies announced on 20th February that it is partnering with Daraz.pk as an online partner and Zong as a 4G network to distribute the products of technology company Xiaomi in Pakistan. This is Xiaomi’s first official entry in the country through a distribution partnership.
Jack Yung, Sales Director of South Asia, Xiaomi announced at the launch event today that three smartphones including Mi Max, Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A, together with its IOT products such as Mi Band 2, will be available in Pakistan right after the event.
In Pakistan, Zong is the only cellular network to have entered a partnership with Xiaomi, given it is the only network geared to give considerable support to develop the 4G ecosystem in Pakistan.
Mi Max and Mi Band 2 are now live on Daraz.pk. Redmi 4A will be live on February 25th and Redmi Note 4 on March 5th.
In addition to delivery services offered by Daraz, Smart Link Technologies will provide fans with attractive warranty conditions. Zong is also offering an attractive 4G offer on Xiaomi smartphones of 6 GB data for 6 months.
“I believe this partnership will yield multiple benefits to both parties with opportunities for cross-pollination and convergence. Daraz welcomes Xiaomi to Pakistan, in our shared mission to extend our global footprint,” said Bjarke Mikkelsen, CEO Daraz.
This partnership is geared to give a considerable boost to Xiaomi in their business venture in Pakistan.
Following this partnership, customers will be able to access top of the line Xiaomi handsets, including 4G smartphones and accessories at Xiaomi display centres at Zong’s Customer Service Centres. In addition to this, Zong is also giving special data offers for customers purchasing Xiaomi phones anywhere in Pakistan.
Zong is currently expanding its 4G coverage to over 300 cities nationwide and has the largest 4G subscriber base of over 2 million as of December, 2016. Zong has recently announced its plans to invest over $200 million in Pakistan for 4G network expansion.