5G mobile network service by 2021: BTRC

Business Desk | Published: 00:00, Oct 17,2019


Posts and telecommunications minister Mustafa Jabbar speaks as chief guest at a seminar titled ‘5G in Bangladesh’ held at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital on Wednesday. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman Md Jahurul Haque also spoke at the programme. — New Age photo

The fifth generation (5G) mobile network service would be available in the country between 2021 and 2023, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman Md Jahurul Haque on Wednesday.

Haque made the remark while unveiling a plan to introduce 5G service at an event titled ‘Seminar on 5G in Bangladesh’ held at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital, reports United News of Bangladesh.

As per the BTRC plan, 5G would be introduced in the country in 2021 and would be made available in all divisional headquarters within the year while the 5G coverage would be expanded to district headquarters by 2023 and to the entire country by 2023.

The BTRC head said that they wanted to provide quality mobile service through the 5G network.

‘We are at present providing internet service up to the rural areas. There’ll be no house in the country without internet and bandwidth within 2024.’ 

 Posts and telecommunication minister Mustafa Jabbar, who was also present at the seminar, said that there were various allegations about the coverage of 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the country as the mobile phone operators were unable to provide adequate internet services.

The 5G network was necessary for the next industrial transformation in the country, the minister said, adding that it would help the country accelerate its progress in education, business, agriculture and industrial sector.

‘We’ll formulate a guideline through discussions with people and stakeholders so that no one faces inconvenience while using the 5G network,’ Jabbar added.

Posts and telecommunications secretary Ashok Kumar Biswas, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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