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Mobile & Wireless

Teletalk set to bring 3G to Bangladesh

Saturday 13 October 2012 | 22:44 CET | News
Bangladesh is set to introduce a 3G service through state-run mobile operator Teletalk on 14 October, bdnews24 reported online. A senior official at Teletalk said that the company would publish advertisements in newspapers about its 3G service this month. The initial price for a 3G-enabled SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) will be BDT 1,500 and existing users will get preference.

Preparations are complete to provide the services to over 300,000 subscribers in the capital initially after the inauguration. According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Teletalk had nearly 1.4 million subscribers in August of whom only 25,000 subscribers were using its internet connection, while the six mobile phone operators had a combined 99.5 million subscribers.

Being the state-run operator, Teletalk was given the opportunity to launch 3G experimentally before other operators. It was supposed to launch the service in March for six months but deferred the launch for technical reasons. The recent 3G licence draft guideline says the spectrum will be auctioned next January. Teletalk will have to take the 3G spectrum, spending the same amount of money as others even if it does not take part in the auction, it says. Apart from Bangladesh's private operators Grameenphone, Banglalink, Citycell, Airtel and Robi, foreign companies will also be able to take part in the auction.


Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel / Banglalink / CityCell / GrameenPhone / Robi / TeleTalk
Countries: Bangladesh
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Can taletalk 3g internet support in bangladesh?
salah uddin @ 26/1/2013 - 15:35


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