Sept. 25, 2021, 8:06 p.m.
Sept. 26, 2021, 8:58 p.m.
Public telecommunications operator Teletalk will launch fifth generation (5G) cellular network technology by December of this year.
Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar made the revelation during a webinar on “5G: Ecosystem in Bangladesh and Future Technologies” hosted by Telecom Reporters’ Network Bangladesh (TRNB) on Saturday, reports BSS citing a press release.
“The process of introducing 5G technology is a planned government effort. Teletalk will launch 5G technology by December. It will be extended later.”
The minister also expressed his hope that other operators will deploy the technology within the next year.
The success of the technology cannot be achieved without the participation of the people, Jabbar said, adding that the people must be motivated and involved in the process while the media can play an important role in it.
Noting that the technology for the Fourth Industrial Revolution would be 5G, he said, “We have already tested 5G through Huawei and Robi, which has boosted our confidence. Thanks to this, we were able to prove that we will not be left behind. even an inch.
Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder addressed the webinar as a special guest while BTRC Commissioner and 5G Guidelines Committee Head AKM Shahiduzzaman was present as guest of honor.
Teletalk MD Md Shahab Uddin, CEO of Grameenphone Yasir Azman, Acting CEO of Robi M Riyaaz Rasheed, Chairman of AMTOB and CEO of Banglalink Erik Aas, COO of Huawei Bangladesh Taoguangyao and Country Director of LM Ericsson (Bangladesh) Abdus Salam attended the webinar and delivered speeches.
TRNB President Rased Mehedi chaired the webinar while Secretary General Samir Kumar Dey presented the main document.
Speaking on the occasion, BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder said the process of launching 5G in the capital by this year is in the final stages.
Teletalk has started preparing for the launch, he said.
“Work related to the formulation of a broadband policy is also underway. Before finalizing it, we will sit down with all the stakeholders and their views will be taken into account,” he added. .
BTRC commissioner AKM Shahiduzzaman said the BTRC has already formed a committee comprising operators, telecommunications industry stakeholders and law enforcement agencies on the 5G issue.
“Work is underway to create a common guideline for mobile operators, which will contribute to the mass adoption of 5G,” he said.
“The BTRC is working on the allocation of waves at relatively low prices given the standards followed by the various countries of the world. And any decision in this regard will be finalized in consultation with the operators,” added the commissioner of the BTRC.