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Govt conducts 5G trial run
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:31:17 AM »
South Asia's first test run of fifth generation (5G) mobile internet took place in Dhaka yesterday when download speeds of up to 4.17 gigabits per second were experienced.

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy witnessed the speed on a mobile device at “Bangladesh 5G Summit 2018” at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka and expressed satisfaction.

Joy said Bangladesh would be one of the first countries to deploy 5G technology. “This is my promise for the next election,” he said, pointing out that the government had kept its last pre-election pledge of making 4G available.

The demonstration was organised by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology in cooperation with telecom vendor Huawei and mobile operator Robi.

Internet in Bangladesh is one of the cheapest in the world, said Joy, adding, “I have put pressure on the regulators to reduce the cost of internet by 99 percent within five years.”

hey said this next generation of wireless technology was expected to change everyday life, playing a vital role in the adoption of self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data, the Internet of Things and smart cities.

Acknowledging doubts over readiness for 5G, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the government always thought ahead of time and the test run was a part of preparations.

Telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar presided over the event.

Imran Ahmed, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the telecom and ICT ministry; Shyam Sunder Sikder, secretary to the ministry; Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Robi managing director and CEO; James Wu, president of Huawei Southeast Asia, and Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd, were present.
-Dewan Mamun Raza
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