Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) today officially disclosed its primary decision of making 5G internet service available in the country by 2021.
BTRC gave licenses to the mobile operators with a condition that they will have to bring all the district headquarters under 5G service by 2023 while the entire country by 2026.
The commission revealed the information during a programme titled “Seminar on 5G in Bangladesh” held at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) at Dhaka’s Ramna.
Posts and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who was present at the programme, said 5G and fourth industrial revolution are interrelated.
“5G is not only related with telecom services, it will also help boost digitisation and automation in every sector.”
A committee formed by BTRC is already working to make a guideline on 5G which will be available from the first quarter of next year, the minister added.
BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque also spoke during the programme.
The government introduced 4G services in 2018 and 3G in 2013.