Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said the Fifth Generation (5G) technology will be launched in the country by December this year.
He said the process of introducing 5G is a planned effort of the government as Teletalk will launch it by December.
"We will also see other operators rolling out the 5G within 2022," the minister added.
The minister was addressing a webinar titled "5G: Ecosystem in Bangladesh and Upcoming Technologies" organized by Telecom Reporters' Network Bangladesh (TRNB).
The success of technology cannot be achieved without the involvement of the people, Jabbar said, adding that the people need to be motivated and involved in the process while the media can play an important role in this regard.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder addressed the webinar as the special guest while BTRC Commissioner and Chief of 5G Guideline Committee AKM Shahiduzzaman was present as the guest of honor.
Teletalk MD Md Shahab Uddin, Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman, Robi's acting CEO M Riyaaz Rasheed, Chairman of AMTOB and CEO of Banglalink Erik Aas, CEO of Huawei Bangladesh Taoguangyao and Country Manager of LM Ericsson (Bangladesh) Abdus Salam were present at the webinar and delivered speeches.
TRNB President Rased Mehedi presided over the webinar while its General Secretary Samir Kumar Dey presented the keynote paper.
BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder also said the process of launching 5G in the capital city by this year is at the final stage.
BDST: 2051 HRS, SEP 25, 2021