Dhaka, Bangladesh
GP launches first 4G network

GP launches first 4G network

Grameenphone has announced the launch of 4G network service in parts of Dhaka city and Chittagong as part of the nationwide rollout of the service, reports bdnews24.com. Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley made the announcement on Facebook Live. "Today is indeed a proud moment for us all in Bangladesh and a big milestone to the realisation of Digital Bangladesh," said Foley. "We are committed to providing the best 4G experience to our valued customers and our 4G rollout plan will ensure uncompromised customer experience." Deputy CEO and CMO Yasir Azman, who led the employee celebrations at the company's headquarters, said: "We are very excited to launch 4G services in Bangladesh. We are working with different stakeholders to make the service affordable for our customers starting with the launch of two co-branded 4G-enabled smartphones yesterday. We will continue our efforts to enable our customers to connect to what matters most to them and enjoy the full benefit of the best 4G services of the country." The 4G services will be available in Dhaka's Basundhara, Baridhara and Gulshan and the Dampara, Khulshi and Nasirabad areas of Chittagong. More areas of the two cities will receive 4G coverage in the next few days and expansion into most divisional cities 'very shortly', Grameenphone said in a statement. Grameenphone plans to cover all district headquarters in the next six months. The company, alongside other telecom firms, was granted an operating license on 4G service by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission following the recent spectrum auction.

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