The Posts & Telecommunications Division of the government has taken further initiative on the project of fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services in partnership with state-run network provider Teletalk, aiming to offer 5G technology-based mobile services to the general public by the end of December 2023.
Initially, the 5G network will be available in important territories of the Dhaka region, such as the Prime Minister’s Office, National Parliament, Secretariat, and Bangabhaban will enjoy 5G services. Dhaka North City Corporation in a few select communities, including Mohammadpur, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Banani, Gulshan, Cantonment, and Uttara. Additionally, the Motijheel, Ramna, Shahbagh, and Dhanmondi areas under the Dhaka South City Corporation will be covered as well.
The project “Commercial Launch of 5G Technology on Teletalk’s Network in Dhaka Metropolitan Area”, is scheduled for approval at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.
According to officials of the planning ministry, Teletalk will receive a total of Tk 236.54 crore from the government to develop its existing cellular network. Teletalk is planning to install 200 5G base transceiver stations at its current 4G infrastructure in Dhaka, along with upgraded power connections and battery capacity. As part of the project, 5G sites will be equipped with high-speed network connectivity adapters as well as microwave radio devices and investment management software platforms capable of hosting 100,000 subscribers. Data speeds will be 20 times faster on the 5G network than on 4G, and this will lead to significant advances in next-generation services.