Bangladesh has entered the era of fifth generation (5G) telecommunications as the Prime Minister’s adviser on information and communication technology affairs, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, virtually inaugurated the service during a reception here on Sunday, local media reported.
Teletalk, the state-owned telecommunications operator, has launched the service at six locations across the country on a trial basis. The sites are Tungipara in Gopalganj, National Martyrs Memorial in Savar, Bangladesh Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Dhanmondi-32 and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka, Dhaka Tribune reported.
Private operators are expected to introduce 5G next year after the spectrum auction in March, said Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, a news agency based in the country.
Marking the launch of 5G services, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, in a video message shown at the ceremony, sent his heartfelt greetings to compatriots for the launch.
Pointing out that 5G technology is being launched through Teletalk Bangladesh Limited on a limited scale, Hasina said services will soon be expanded commercially across the country.
According to Dhaka Tribune, the show’s main guest, Joy said that as long as the Awami League remains in power, Bangladesh will move forward in all sectors. “We will move forward with the pace of the world,” he added. 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks. Phone companies started rolling out 5G services globally in 2019.
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