Bangladesh is ready to go to 5G

Abdur Rahman Khan

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mostafa Jabbar said these things at the 24th International Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunications Regulatory Council on Tuesday (October 3).

Every union in the country has come under fiber optic. More than 98 percent of the areas are covered by the 4G network. We are now ready to move to 5G. Spectrum auction and other necessary formalities are done by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC).

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mostafa Jabbar said these things at the 24th International Meeting of the South Asian Telecommunications Regulatory Council on Tuesday (October 3).

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Asia-Pacific Telecommunity are organizing the event under the supervision of Department of Posts and Telecommunications at a hotel in Dhaka. On Tuesday morning, the three-day event was inaugurated by the Speaker of the National Assembly. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.

In the speech of the chief guest, the speaker said that internet facilities have now reached the remote areas of Bangladesh. E-center has been established there. Many jobs have been created through information technology. Many freelancers are earning from home. Education, health has been digitized in all areas. This is a big change.

He said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman initiated the progress of information technology by setting up a satellite (geo-satellite center) in Betbunia in 1974. After that, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working on the sustainable development of technology to realize her dream.

Referring to the fact that Bangladesh is now transforming from digital to smart Bangladesh under the guidance of Sajib Wazed Joy, Shirin Sharmin said, “I am now going towards smart Bangladesh with the aim of implementing smart facilities in all areas including smart city, smart agriculture, smart energy, smart institutions, smart governance.”

Posts and Telecommunications Minister said, ‘Bangladesh is going through extraordinary transformation. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took the first initiative to make this plow-yoke Bangladesh a modern country. After coming to power in 1996, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ushered Bangladesh into the computer era. As a result of the extraordinary work he did to bring computers to the hands of the common people by withdrawing the duty on computers, today’s Bangladesh is no longer the land of plow yoke. It is now a transformed country.

Mustafa Jabbar said, “After Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced Digital Bangladesh in 2008, she started working from 2009 and implemented it. It is an example to the world. Along this path, he again gave directions for the construction of Smart Bangladesh. We will be able to present Bangabandhu’s true golden Bengal to the world by forming Smart Bangladesh by 2041.

Chairman of BTRC Shyam Sundar Sikdar, Secretary of Post and Telecommunication Department Abu Hena Morshed Zaman, Secretary General of Asia Pacific Telecommunication Community Masanri Kand and others spoke at the event.

About 100 representatives of telecom and information technology regulatory bodies, telecom operators, government and private sector officials, telecom and information technology related experts from 9 South Asian countries including host Bangladesh and India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives and Iran. took part

In 1997, the South Asian Telecommunication Regulatory Council was formed by the telecommunication regulatory bodies of South Asia. This organization formulates policies on wireless coordination, standardization, regulatory trends, telecommunication sector development strategies, and regional cooperation and international issues related to telecommunications. The Council holds meetings every year on important issues of interest to the member countries.

A total of 9 sessions and two round table meetings and two dialogues will be held in this three-day conference. In various sessions, discussions will be held on regulatory frameworks and strategies in the areas of sustainable digital future, digital transformation, broadband network access and quality, digital inclusion, wave management for social and economic development, use of waves in satellite and terrestrial services and 5G technology. The 23rd conference of the council was held in Tehran, the capital of Iran, in November last year.

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