Bharti Airtel's Bangladesh subsidiary Tuesday said it has selected Huawei
Technologies as the network partner for rolling out 3G services in that
Airtel Bangladesh was awarded 3G licence with 5 MHz of
spectrum in 2100 MHz band for USD 105 million in the auction held on
September 8, 2013, the company said in a statement. "Airtel Bangladesh
Limited Tuesday announced Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Limited as
network partner for the upcoming launch of 3G Services in Bangladesh,"
3G services will mark the beginning of the next phase of
Bangladesh's telecom growth story and elevate the telecom sector at par
with most advanced telecom markets in the world, Airtel Bangladesh CEO
and Managing Director Chris Tobit said.
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission recently sold 25 MHz of 3G
airwaves for USD 525 million to four telecom operators including
Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Airtel Bangladesh and Banglalink Digital
"We are glad to partner with Airtel in 3G rollout
in Bangladesh. We hope to provide best in class support to cater to
satisfactory innovative services for the customers." Huawei Technologies
Bangladesh CEO Baker Zhou said.
With 3G as part of its services,
Airtel will introduce a suite of products along with meeting the growing
demand of high speed surfing and wireless Internet entertainment, it
added. Airtel Bangladesh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.