August 27, 2009

BanglaLion Likely to ‘Friendly Test Launch’ on October

BanglaLion Communication Ltd, one of the two companies that obtained WiMAX licenses, earlier declared to start their operation at the end of May. But due to technical difficulties they failed. Another deadline also passed in July.

Now according to BanglaLion officials, the broadband wireless internet service WiMAX is likely to be launched in the city by them from the second week of October.

BanglaLion will provide the service under its 'friendly test use' program to 15 areas of the city, GM Faruk Khan, head of promotion and spokesman for BanglaLion, told BSS today. The areas included
Uttara, Gulshan, Nakhalpara, Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur, Shyamoli, Elephant Road and Motijheel. The people of these areas will get free internet service for one month, Faruk said.

"We are expecting that 10,000 subscribers of these areas will come under the service initially," he said. Prior to the commercial service, Faruk said, the company will provide WiMAX service to the 15 areas of the city by September 15 on an experimental basis under its 'friendly test use' program.

He said the company has completed setting up 15 base stations in these areas and the work on installation of 37 base stations is going on. "We are also hopeful that most of the city areas will come under the WiMAX network by December this year," Faruk said. He also hoped that all districts of the country would be brought under WiMAX service by 2010.

The WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability of Microwave Access), a 4G technology, will allow the subscribers to enjoy the amazing experience of high speed internet along with data, voice and video.

BanglaLion obtained the WiMAX license from Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in exchange for Taka 215 crore through an open auction held in September last year. The Augure Bangladesh, which also got the WiMAX license, is also working fast to provide their service to the city areas, BTRC sources said.


Kashif said...

Yes !! Finally some good news. Lets just home that banglalion can stick to its promise this time around. All in all, it looks as though, we will have wimax services in Dhaka by the end of this year. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED PEOPLE !!!

Anonymous said...

Banglalion R lier...i dont hope them... banglalion website is hack they r nothing do..

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