5G and mobile telecommunication services will be launched in the country by 2021, said postal and telecommunications minister Mostafa Jabbar.
Addressing a seminar titled ‘5G in Bangladesh‘ at the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium in the capital, he said, “We will be launching the 5G, Bangabandhu Satellite-2 and submarine cable-1 by the next 2020. “I am working towards that.”
The minister said there were many allegations of not getting the 2G, 3G and 4G networks properly. The mobile operators could not provide the quality of service they had to offer. A minister stood up in parliament and criticized the network problem. ‘There is never a day that I do not talk about the network 2-5. Many places complain that the network is not working properly. ‘
For this, there is a need for a 5G network in the next industrial transformation of the country, he said. The minister said at the seminar, “We have had an open meeting today to get the views of all of you and get a lot of views.”
He said talks were taking place with industry organizations besides the people to formulate the 5G policy.
Describing 5G as the highway of the Industrial Revolution, Mostafa Jabbar said, “It is important that I can build 5G highways in a timely manner. Bangladesh has already tested 5G in very few countries of the world and it has achieved a speed of 1.5Gbps (gigabits per second), the minister said.
At a seminar organized by the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC), it was informed that 5G will be introduced in the country between 2021 and 2021.
BTRC Chairman Zahurul Haque said, “I want to provide more standard telecom services through 5G. Currently, the country is providing internet service at the village level and we have reduced the bandwidth cost more than ever. In 2021 there will be no home where there is no internet. ‘