Banglalink set to launch 4G soon

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 23 Aug 2017, 00:51:41 | Updated : 23 Aug 2017, 00:51:50
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Banglalink set to launch 4G soon

Banglalink set to launch 4G soon
Mobile telephony company Banglalink is set to offer 4G through a powerful network.

To achieve this, the company is working relentlessly and upgrading its network to offer a data heavy and seamless connectivity for its customers, Banglalink said in a statement.

Recently at a press conference, VEON's CEO Jean-Yves Charlier expressed his willingness to invest US$1.0 billion over the next three years, out of which more than half of it is exclusively for network upgrade.

This ultimately leads to more innovative digital services, better customer experience and a digital life in true sense.

"Digital life is the next frontier. Individuals now have their entire world in the palm of their hands with a smartphone and reliable internet," said the statement.

Bangladesh has one of the fastest internet growth rates in the world.

The smartphone penetration is close to 30 per cent and has been increasing in a commendable rate.

The way Banglalink ensured an affordable mobile telephony a decade back will open up opportunities, and accelerate the digital economy, digital health, digital education and many more to make Bangladesh an information, knowledge and digitalised service based middle-income country.

The company is all set to launch a 4G network, which is the perfect complement to the government's digital vision.

There had been successful testing of the company's network for 4G a year back by one of its partners, and innovative approaches to network modernisation had also been taken and recently started converting SIM to 4G.

"Nevertheless, we continue to invest in efficient, high-speed data networks aiming to substantially improve 3G coverage as well," said the statement.

Currently, 90 per cent sites have been brought under 3G coverage and within this year the rest will be upgraded as well.

Pierre Boutros Obeid, Chief Technology Officer of Banglalink, said, "We are committed to offering the best in 4G to ensure digital inclusion of everyone and a digital life for all. We look forward to launching 4G as we continue to transform our networks to make it affordable for our customer and help reducing digital divide."

Banglalink has been operating in Bangladesh for the past 12 years.
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