[Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 25, 2018] Posts & Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in cooperation with Huawei and Robi, has demonstrated 5G technology for the first time in Bangladesh. Today, at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, the program was inaugurated by Mr. Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, Hon’ble Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser.
The purposes of this event are to show how a 5G ecosystem can be cultivated in Digital Bangladesh and how to use 5G to respond to the economic transformation of Bangladesh as well as the operators. This next generation of wireless technology is expected to change the way of everyday life. 5G will play vital role in automatic driving, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Big data, Internet of Things, Smart City and network.
According to Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, Honorable Prime Minister’s ICT adviser, Bangladesh is the country to deploy 1G to 4G in the fastest time. Now, Bangladesh has one of the cheapest internet in the world. He said, “With 5G, my goal is that we are going to be one of the first countries to deploy 5G in the world. I want Bangladesh to relentlessly move forward. We will bring 5G in Bangladesh. Thanks to Huawei for demonstrating 5G with their technology.”
James Wu, President of Huawei's Southeast Asia, expressed his highest appreciation of “Digital Bangladesh”. He said, thanks to the Vision, ICT infrastructure has greatly improved, many ICT projects have brought tangible benefits to Bangladesh people, and Bangladesh has taken one step ahead in digital transformation. “As a key global contributor to 5G, Huawei is always willing to bring the best products and solutions to support digital economy in Bangladesh, and realize the vision of Digital Bangladesh 2021,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said, “5G gives us once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink all the other sectors imaginable for the socio-economic development of the country.” He said, all the sectors should work together to find an amicable pathway towards the implementation of 5G in Bangladesh.
Featuring ultra-network speed and low latency, 5G network will further drive the development of new services and application. At this summit, Huawei demonstrated 5G applications, including 5G equipment speed experience, connected cars, connected cows, etc.
Mustafa Jabbar, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Hon’ble State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, and Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary of Posts & Telecommunications Division, attended this summit as well.