The fifth-generation telecom service Five-G has been officially launched in Bangladesh. As a result, Bangladesh entered the era of the fifth-generation Five-G network.
The service was launched experimentally on Sunday (December 12) evening at a hotel in the capital with a program titled “New Era with 5G”.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information and Communication Technology, inaugurated the historic journey by joining the virtual.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted through a video message. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mustafa Jabbar and Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications AKM Rahmatullah MP were present as special guests.
The Secretary of the Department of Posts and Telecommunications was also present on the occasion. Khalilur Rahman, BTRC Chairman Shyam Sundar Sikder, and Teletalk Bangladesh Limited Managing Director Engineer. Sahab Uddin.
On behalf of Huawei, Simon Lin, Regional Head of Huawei, and Zhang Zhengjun, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. were also present on the occasion.
Initially, the Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh Secretariat, Sangsad Bhaban area, Dhanmondi No. 32, Savar National Memorial and Bangabandhu’s birthplace Gopalganj Tungipara area will have a limited range of Five-G network. However, it is being launched experimentally. After that, state-owned mobile phone operator Teletalk will bring 200 locations in the capital under the network.
Earlier, at a press conference at the Secretariat on Saturday (December 11) morning, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said that the Awami League’s election manifesto announced in 2016 promised to launch Five-G network in Bangladesh between 2021-23. Following this, the government is going to launch Five G in a limited range.
Mustafa Jabbar said Five G technology services are not just mobile broadband and voice call technology for customers. Through this technology artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics, big data, blockchain, IoT of IoT technology, human to machine, machine to machine, etc. using technology and digital devices to take critical mission service, smart grid, smart city, smart home, smart home, smart home You can.
He added that driverless vehicles could be driven and productivity could be increased by setting up smart factories to achieve autonomous production capacity. Initially, Teletalk is being brought under Dhaka City Prime Minister’s Office, Dhanmondi No. 32, Bangladesh Secretariat, Manik Mia Avenue, Savar and Tungipara Five G coverage in Gopalganj outside Dhaka. Later, this technology service will be launched in 200 important areas of Dhaka city. The technology will be launched by three private mobile operators after the auction of wireless waves is put up for auction next March.
Incidentally, in 2013, a third-generation internet service or 3G was launched in Bangladesh. Then Four-G was launched in 2016. However, most of the mobile phone subscribers in the country still use 2G technology. According to the working paper of the 13th meeting of the Public Institutions Committee of the Eleventh National Parliament, 35% of the total consumers in the country use smartphones. This rate is much lower than in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, India and Pakistan.