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Airtel launches 3G services on a test basis

Shahara Khatun, telecom minister, attends the trial launch of Airtel’s 3G services at the operator’s office in Banani, Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Airtel

Shahara Khatun, telecom minister, attends the trial launch of Airtel’s 3G services at the operator’s office in Banani, Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Airtel

Airtel yesterday (2 October 2013) launched its 3G services on a test basis in the capital’s Banani and Gulshan-2 areas.
The operator will begin commercial services once it gets a regulatory approval to its 3G tariff plans.
The other three private operators — Grameenphone, Banglalink and Robi — also test-launched their 3G services last week.
All the operators may get the tariff approval within this week, Sunil Kanti Bose, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, told journalists at the launching ceremony at Airtel’s office in Banani.
Telecom Minister Shahara Khatun launched the Airtel’s 3G services by making a video call to a student.
She said, “I hope Airtel will bring global expertise to the 3G world of Bangladesh and provide modern services.???
Chris Tobit, chief executive of Airtel Bangladesh, said, “The services offered are youth-centric and also attractive to corporate Bangladesh, focusing heavily on entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, m-commerce and m-health.???
The 3G services will be made available to the customers in Dhaka and Chittagong within October, Tobit said in a statement.
Sylhet is being targeted to be 3G-ready by November, and by January 2014, Airtel will bring all the seven divisional headquarters under its 3G network.
The operator plans to cover the rest of the country by 2014, according to the statement.
Telecom Secretary Abubakar Siddique also spoke at the launching ceremony.

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