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Banglalink expands network coverage by 50% in Ctg

Customers to enjoy 2x faster internet speed
Staff Correspondent
16 Oct 2022 17:20:44 | Update: 16 Oct 2022 17:24:36
Banglalink expands network coverage by 50% in Ctg
Banglalink announces that has expanded its network coverage in the Chattogram division by 50 per cent in the last year as part of its nationwide network expansion drive at a press conference held in Chattogram, October 16, 2022 — Courtesy Photo

Banglalink announced on Sunday that has expanded its network coverage in the Chattogram division by 50 per cent in the last year as part of its nationwide network expansion drive.

The announcement was made by Banglalink’s parent company VEON’s Group Chief Executive Officer Kaan Terzioglu at a press conference held in Chattogram, read a press release.

The deployment of its new spectrum from the 2.3 GHz band with Time Division Duplex (TDD) technology has also kicked off in the division. Banglalink customers in this region will enjoy two times faster internet speed as a result of the technical advancements, the release mentioned.

Chattogram City Corporation Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury was present at the event as the Chief Guest, while Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder attended the event as the Special Guest.

Also present at the event were Banglalink Chief Executive Officer Erik Aas, Chief Commercial Officer Upanga Dutta, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer Taimur Rahman, Cluster Director Soumen Mitra, and other high officials of the organisation.

“As part of our effort to transform into a truly national operator, we are expanding our strong 4G network at a rapid pace,” Erik Aas said.

“Chattogram is a key part of our expansion plan because of its national significance as a commercial hub. Both local customers and enterprises will reap the benefits of our expanded network coverage in this division,” he added.

Banglalink’s current network expansion drive is aimed at enabling customers from every region of the country to unlock the benefits of its fastest 4G network and quality digital services. Over 3200 new Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) of Banglalink have been built in the last nine months. It also launched next-generation 4G with a new spectrum from the 2.3 GHz band using Time Division Duplex (TDD) technology as the first operator in the country last month.

“I appreciate Banglalink’s ongoing drive to expand its network coverage in our division. This kind of initiative will strengthen the technological infrastructure in Chattogram that we have built over the years,” Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said at the event.

Mentioning that Banglalink is making steady development, BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder said, “Their work is completely in line with the government's goal of putting cutting-edge digital infrastructure everywhere in Bangladesh.”

Banglalink posted double-digit revenue growth in 2Q22. It has recently secured Ookla’s recognition as the fastest mobile network in the country for three consecutive years as well.