4G network by March, all operators ready: BTRC

Telecom regulators are optimistic that 4G services will be available by March this year, now that there is no legal complication that is slowing down the process spectrum auction.

"We have information on the technical preparation of all major operators," said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

"After getting the license and paid spectrum usage rights, according to the guidelines, mobile operators can offer a 4G service," Mahmood said in a program held today. in Dhaka.

BTRC has received five 4G license applications, including those from the public mobile operator Teletalk and now Citycell out of service. However, Teletalk will not buy the spectrum.

Teletalk will not be auctioning for the sale of spectrum because they did not ask for it, said the head of the BTRC.

Meanwhile, he also added that the 4G mobile service will be available in every corner of Bangladesh in March.

Already BTRC has formed two separate committees to evaluate spectrum license and auction applications and the names of qualified applications will be released on January 25.

Qualified application names for licensing will be approved by the government and BTRC will complete the other formalities for arranging the spectrum auction.

A fictional auction will be held on February 12th.

A High Court ruling that put a stop to spectrum auctions was also overturned by the Supreme Court today, paving the way for the auction to be held.

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