4G licences to be awarded Feb 19
The telecom regulator will hand over the 4G licence to Grameenphone, Robi, Banglalink, and Teletalk on February 19.
Earlier, the licence awarding ceremony was scheduled for the night of February 20 at the Dhaka Club, but it was rescheduled on security grounds, Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, told The Daily Star today.
The licence fee for the fourth generation network technology, which promises the fastest data speed from mobile devices, is Tk 10 crore.
All the operators are technically ready to roll out the service, so once they officially get the licences they can offer it to their subscribers.
The top three operators have completed their preparations for 4G roll-out and have already launched campaigns to drum up excitement for the forthcoming technology.