By the next year, the commercialization of the five countries will begin in the country. As part of this, initiatives have been taken to launch the service in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has formed a committee comprising representatives of various organizations to formulate the full proposals and policies of the five-person pilot. The company has given the committee six months to make recommendations and policies. It is reported that the five-member committee will formulate a full proposal, outlining five aspects of the launch of the fiveG, including the potential wave, wave value and duration of implementation. In addition, the committee will have the responsibility of forming a comprehensive policy for the five types of services.
The committee has been given time till January 5 next year. The committee that convenes the Commissioner of the Spectrum Management (SM) Division of BTRC is a member of the Directorate General (SM), Bangladesh Engineering University (BUET) and an associate of the rank of associate professor of Dhaka University; Representative of the rank above the colonel, one of the post of deputy secretary of the Department of Postal and Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology, Director of BTRC (LL), Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB), Internet Service Providers of Bangladesh (ASP) Representatives and representatives of Teletalk.
The Deputy Director (SM) of the BTRC will serve as the Member Secretary of the Committee. BTRC sources said that the five-way global service will be commercially available in 2021, which will become popular by the year 20. In line with the world, initiative has been taken to introduce this new technology in the country. In the meantime, BTRC has initiated a wave rearrangement of 5.4 GHz band for potential use. Currently, the band has been assigned a wave of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the country.
The regulatory body has decided to instruct the ISPs to refrain from using the wave of the band concerned through planning. The wave of 3G was allocated through an auction held on September 7. Four operators get licenses for commercial service of Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel 3G. Operators’ investment on 3G licensing, wave allocation and network expansion has so far been estimated at Tk 3 billion. On the contrary, they have earned only Tk 1 billion. Cellphone operators, however, said Forgery’s earnings were calculated separately. The BTRC issued a notice calling for an application on December 27 to launch the service.
The BTRC organized a wave auction on February 7 last year. According to Amtob, the investment of four cellphone operators at the end of December last year was only $ 4 million or about Tk 1 billion (the exchange rate of the dollar is Tk. 5 paise) for the preparation and expansion of the Forgee network only. Beyond this, the cost of wave technology neutrality and wave allocation has cost the operators about Tk 8 billion. Operators have been able to earn a little more than investing in 3G, launched with huge expectations. And in February last year, about one thousand million rupees was invested for a technology licensed forgery. In the meantime, the regulatory body has begun to prepare for the implementation of the fiveG technology.
Cellphone operators say there is a need to have specific plans for tech-savvy companies. If such a roadmap can be prepared for investment, it will be possible to improve customer service. According to the latest BTRC data, the number of cellphone operators has increased by 10 million at the end of June this year. Of these, there are 4 crore 5 lakhs of Grameenphone, Robi Axiata 1 crore 5 lakh, Banglalink 1 crore 3 lakh and Teletalk 1 lakh 4 thousand connections. Of the 5.72 million internet connections in the country, over 100 million are covered under the Internet service of cellphone operators. Of these, the service providers of cellphone operators have a connection of 1.5 million.
Postal and Telecommunications Minister Mostafa Jabbar said that five-way technology is a new technology all over the world. Considering that bandwidth speed and demand will increase in the industry in the coming days, it is planned to run FIVEG. It is to be noted that in preparation for the test on July 25 last year in the country. The test was conducted with the technical assistance of Huawei. It is assisted by the Department of Posts and Telecommunications and Robi Axiata. The experiments were conducted to demonstrate the five-organ ecosystem.