Banglalink, the third largest Network operator of Bangladesh, is launching next generation 4G networks nationwide to provide high-quality connectivity to accelerate the use of digital services.
The new mobile network is being rolled out over the next few months and will typically double internet speeds once available, reads a statement of VEON, the parent company of Banglalink.
The new Banglalink 4G network uses the 2.3 GHz spectrum it procured when it doubled its spectrum allocation in April 2022, employs the latest Time Division Duplex (TDD) technology, and has involved the deployment of 3,000 new base stations to provide a total of 14,000 sites across the country.
With 92.8% of internet users in Bangladesh relying on 4G to access digital services, the availability of high-speed, high-quality digital connectivity through Banglalink will benefit the economic development of Bangladesh, reads the statement.
"Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest-growing economies and needs a fast high-quality network to support its rapid economic development," says Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of VEON. "Banglalink's next generation 4G network typically doubles internet speeds and will enable superior digital services. This will help our customers in their personal and professional lives, benefit the country of Bangladesh by boosting the economy, and reinforce Banglalink's position as the leading digital communications services provider in Bangladesh."
Banglalink is the first mobile operator in Bangladesh to deploy the next-generation TDD technology, and the network is being systematically rolled out across the country over the next few months and is being launched in Khulna, Bangladesh's third largest city.
The TDD network will improve the speed and availability of digital communications across Bangladesh while providing higher connection quality for users of Banglalink's health, education, and entertainment digital services.
Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer, Banglalink said, "The launch of next generation 4G with the deployment of new spectrum in Khulna shows our firm commitment to this region, which has always been a special market to us. It also demonstrates our intent to transform into a truly national operator. We are happy to offer our customers faster internet and quality digital services through this initiative. Banglalink invites them to enjoy more fulfilling digital experiences, and to be a part of our growth journey."