The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has officially announced its initial decision to make 5G service available in the country by 2021.
BTRC has licensed mobile operators on the condition that they bring all district headquarters under 5G service by 2023 and the whole country by 2022.
The commission released the information during a program titled “Seminar on 5G internet in Bangladesh” held at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in Ramna, Dhaka.
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mustafa Jabbar, who was present at the event, said that 5G internet and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are interrelated.
“5G is not just about telecom services, it will help increase digitization and automation in every field.”
The minister added that a committee constituted by the BTRC is already working to formulate a guideline on 5G which will be available from the first quarter of next year.
The Bangladesh government launched 4G service in 2018 and 3G service in 2013.