STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 10 September:
Leading telecom company Bharti Airtel’s Bangladesh subsidiary has selected Huawei Technologies as its network partner for rolling out 3G services in that country.
Airtel Bangladesh was awarded 3G licence with 5 MHz of spectrum in 2100 MHz band for $105 million in the auction held on 8 September 2013, the company said in a statement.
“Airtel Bangladesh Limited today announced Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Limited as network partner for the upcoming launch of 3G Services in Bangladesh,” it said in the statement.
The launch of the 3G services will mark the beginning of the next phase of Bangladesh’s telecom growth story and elevate the telecom sector at par with most advanced telecom markets in the world, Airtel Bangladesh CEO and managing director Chris Tobit said.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission recently sold 25 megahertz (MHz) of 3G airwaves for $525 million to four telecom operators, including Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Airtel Bangladesh and Banglalink Digital Communications.
“We are glad to partner with Airtel in 3G roll-out in Bangladesh. We hope to provide best in class support to cater to satisfactory innovative services for the customers.” Huawei Technologies Bangladesh chief executive officer Baker Zhou said.