Grameenphone to Launch 3G Network Next Month
Bangladesh based Grameenphone is planning to launch its 3G network sometime in the first half of next month. The government has just completed its long delayed 3G license auction, during which Grameenphone acquired 10 MHz of radio spectrum.
Grameenphone is planning to give 3G coverage in selected areas of Dhaka City and Chittagong by October, while 7 divisional cities will come under coverage by December this year. Dhaka City, Narayangonj and Gazipur will be covered by November.
“This marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Grameenphone and Bangladesh. The country is getting ready for the data centric era, and our mission is to help the nation move ahead through providing internet for all,” said Vivek Sood, CEO of Grameenphone.
Tanveer Mohammad, CTO said that “We will be starting immediately with the ambition to deploy the fastest ever 3G roll-out by a Telenor business unit.”