Bangladesh preparing to launch 5G this year, says telecom minister

13 May 2021

Bangladesh has already completed all the preparations to enter the 5G era by 2021, according to the country's posts and telecommunications minister.

Speaking as the chief guest at the Huawei Career Congress 2021, Bangladesh on a virtual platform in Dhaka, Mustafa Jabbar said “5G is not just a high-speed digital connection", but the backbone of modern technology in the digital age.

“Using it in all areas of life; It will create a new era by revolutionising agriculture and industry, which will be the next era of agriculture, industry and information age," he added.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Shyamsunder Sikder, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh), Scott W. Mine Han, managing director of Zhuang Zhuangjun Wind Space Consulting and the ITU’s Asia Pacific regional officer, spoke at the event.

Jabbar added: “On the advice of Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information and Communication Technology, we have completed all the preparations by setting a target of launching 5G by 21 years.”