Bangladesh Internet Exchange Limited (brand name Ollo) on Thursday launched new 4G LTE services in the Dhaka city.
At the launching ceremony of the service at a hotel in the capital, the company’s chief executive officer, Sergey Topalov, said Ollo would provide high-speed internet to its customers at a reasonable price through uSIM card.
The uSIM (universal subscriber identity module) could be used in any LTE (long term evolution)
supported smartphone, Wi-Fi router, pocket router and modem to access high-speed internet from anywhere, he added.
LTE is a standard for high speed wireless communication.
Initially, the capital’s Uttara, Gulshan, Banani, Mohakhali, Dhanmondi and Motijheel areas will be covered by the 4G network, but Ollo will expand the network to cover the whole country within the year, the company’s chief technology officer, Miazanur Rahman, said.
Telecom operator BIEL, also a Wi-Max service provider in Bangladesh, got BWA (broadband wireless access) licence in 2013 and is currently providing 4G LTE services in Dhaka, Jessore, Gopalganj, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Barisal and Rangpur.
The 4G or 4th generation mobile and data technology is the descendant of 3G, which is 10 times faster than 3G.
Ollo will provide 150 Mbps speed for its customers in Dhaka, with a free trial for interested customers.
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