DHAKA, Apr 29, 2021 (BSS): Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said that Bangladesh has already completed all the preparations to enter the 5G era by 2021 and by using it, Bangladesh will enter into a new era of agriculture, industry and information.
“5G is not just a high-speed digital connection, it is the backbone of modern technology in the digital age. We are working to make Bangladesh one of the best places to lead in the digital age,” Jabbar said that while speaking as the chief guest at the ‘Huawei Career Congress 2021, Bangladesh’ organized by Huawei on a virtual platform today, said a release.
Referring to the Digital Bangladesh Program as a program to be emulated by the world, he said, “Bangladesh has made groundbreaking changes in the establishment of digital connectivity in the last 12 years in the continuity of the Digital Bangladesh program.”
“As per the advice of Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information and Communication Technology, we have completed all preparations by setting 5G targets by 21 years.” Jabbar said, said the release.
Stating that 98% of mobile networks have been brought under 4G network, he said the installation of optical fiber network connection in every union of the country is in the final stage.
He recalled with deep gratitude the cooperation of mobile operators including Huawei in implementing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision of establishing Digital Bangladesh. He assured all possible cooperation in innovation and its implementation.
The minister also praised Huawei’s cooperation in completing 5G test in the country in 2018, and said it was a great experience for the people of the country.
BTRC Chairman Shyamsunder Sikder, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, Scott W. Mine Han, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. Zhuang Zhangjun, Scott W. Mine Han, Managing Director of Wind Space Consulting and Amir Riaz, ITU Regional Office for Asia Pacific, spoke on the occasion.