GP launches first ever 4G in Dhaka and Chittagong

19 Feb 2018, 19:45

NTV Online

Dhaka: Grameenphone on Monday announced the launch of 4G service in selected areas of Dhaka city and Chittagong, marking the beginning of its nationwide rollout of 4G services.

Grameenphone CEO, Michael Foley, announced the launch through Facebook Live from the venue after the License handover ceremony, while the Deputy CEO & CMO, Yasir Azman, led the employee celebrations at the company’s headquarter GPHouse.

Currently, Grameenphone’s 4G services are available at Basundhara, Baridhara and Gulshan areas of Dhaka, along with Dampara, Khulshi and Nasirabad areas of Chittagong.

Additional areas of Dhaka and Chittagong will come under GP’s 4G coverage within a few days. Most divisional cities are also expected to come under 4G coverage very shortly.

The operator plans to roll out its 4G network in the fastest and widest manner, like it did with 3G, and cover all district headquarters in 6 months.

Speaking during the launch of 4G services, Grameenphone’s CEO Michael Foley said, ‘Today is indeed a proud moment for us all in Bangladesh and a big milestone to the realization of Digital Bangladesh.

We are committed to providing the best 4G experience to our valued customers and our 4G rollout plan will ensure uncompromised customer experience.

Michael also thanked Bangladesh Government, The telecom ministry and regulator for their hard work to make 4G a reality in Bangladesh.

Earlier, Grameenphone was granted an operating license for 4G services after it acquired 5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz frequency band, making it the highest holder of the 1800 MHz frequency, the most suitable spectrum for 4G/LTE rollout.  This additional spectrum combined with technology neutral across all bands of GP’s spectrum has placed Grameenphone on a firm footing to provide the best 4G experience.  Technology neutrality across the company’s entire spectrum will allow Grameenphone the efficiency and flexibility of assigning voice and data services across its 900, 1800 & 2100 MHz bands to offer an even better experience for customers on the network.