JS -02 Govt plans to launch 5G internet service


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Govt plans to launch 5G internet service

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 13, 2019 (BSS) – Post, Telecommunications and
Information Technology Minister Mostafa Jabbar today said the government has
a plan to launch 5G internet service in the country as per election manifesto
of the incumbent government.

The minister said this while responding to a query placed by treasury bench
lawmaker Waresat Hossen Belal of Netrokhona-5 in the Jatiya Sangsad with
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

As per the manifesto, he said the present government has announced to
launch 5G internet services to keep pace with the developed world, he said
adding until now the 5G internet service is yet to be launched commercially
across the world.

Meanwhile, the minister said Bangladesh has formally launched 4G internet
services since February 19, last year. About 65 percent area of the country
are now under the 4G internet coverage, he added.

The mobile phone operators have already launched the 4G internet services
at the division level across the country, the minister added.

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