Desk Report: Bangladesh’s dominating mobile network operator Grameenphone has become the first operator to touch 1 crore 4G mobile internet users.
The achievement has come within 14 months of introducing 4G service, Grameenphone said in a press release floated to the media on Monday.
Since the launch of 4G in February 2018, Grameenphone crossed the threshold of 50 lakh 4G customers in November 2018 and the latter 50 lakh joined within only five months.
The introduction of 4G last year ushered in a new era of digitalization in the country with a promise to put high-speed internet in the hands of the people, said the press release.
Grameenphone was granted an operating license for 4G services after it acquired 5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz frequency band, making it the highest holder of the 1800 MHz frequency, the most suitable spectrum for 4G/LTE rollout.
The intensity of the internet customer base growth is in direct correlation with the growing role of internet in everyday life.
Denoting this milestone, Grameenphone’s DCEO and CMO, Yasir Azman, said, “Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing 4G market in Asia. This shows how fast the country is moving towards digitalization through mobile broadband and creating the opportunities to unleash potentials. Grameenphone is committed to invest & bring high speed Internet to citizens across all over Bangladesh. This milestone of 1crore million 4G subscribers for Grameenphone inspires us to do it better and faster.”
risingbd/April 8, 2019/Mukul