The 5G service will be deployed in Bangladesh by the end of this year, according to Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. He said that the government is working to offer broadband internet to rural areas. Also that Bangladesh does not have a capacity or bandwidth shortage.
By a business roundtable in New York, he stated, “We are trying to deploy 5G (and) preparing to pilot it at the end of this year. ” Bangladesh has enough capacity and optical fibres, according to Joy. There’s no evidence that the rural area connection is the bottleneck. Surprisingly, he discovered that individuals in rural regions do not utilize fixed lines. Instead access the internet, preferring instead to use mobile internet.
Is Bangladesh Capable Of 5G?
Spectrum incapacity, according to Sajeeb Wazed Joy, is one of the difficulties we face. We require a lot of spectrum due to our population density. And we just shared an additional spectrum in an auction. We are in the process of releasing more spectrum for mobile carriers.
“We are expecting that the extra spectrum would allow the mobile carriers to take 4G to the rural regions,” he added, mentioning that they debuted 4G a few years ago.
The business roundtable hosted by the US-Bangladesh Business Council on Tuesday. It was in honour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who currently in New York for the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She had virtually joined the roundtable from Lotte New York Palace, themed “Bangladesh Forward: The New Frontier for Growth.”
Joy added that in the previous two years, they have launched online identification (KYC). And only a few weeks ago, they offered another service that allows quick payment to any bank account in Bangladesh. Overall, highlighting the country’s mobile connection coverage.
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