May 9, 2009

Huawei demonstrates 3G in Dhaka

Earlier I discussed about 3G and its unavailability in this part of the globe. People of Bangladesh are really waiting for 3G to come no sooner than later. But government seems to be a slow mover regarding 3G. But hopefully this situation will change. Recently on May 7, Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecoms solutions giant, demonstrated 3G at Radisson Water Garden Hotel in the capital.

3G technology will go a long way to help the government to implement its vision of having a digital Bangladesh by 2021, telecommunications minister Raziuddin Ahmed Razu said on the function. "The government has commissioned projects worth Tk 4,900 crore to develop telecommunications sector. The process of installing a national IP backbone has been finalised," he said. WiMAX technology was being tested and the process of introducing third-generation mobile-phone technology was going on,the minister added. The government was implementing internet information network expansion project, Razu told at the function.

Tony Zhang Hui, the chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh), said the government of Bangladesh committed to drive the growth of ICT sector by aiming at the vision of "Digital Bangladesh" by year 2021. Their spectrum of 3G/HSPA can help the government to realise that vision, he added. "As one of the mainstream 3G suppliers in the world, Huawei is ready to cooperate with the government and operators in Bangladesh to offer high-speed mobile broadband solutions to narrow the digital divide at the affordable price," he added.

Huawei made the live demonstration from a special-built truck, which earlier travelled many countries across the world including India and Vietnam, to display the cutting-edge 3G technologies.


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