Dhaka, July 25 (UNB) - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adviser to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Wednesday said Bangladesh has one of the cheapest internets in the world.
Joy, also the son of the Prime Minister, said this while inaugurating 5G technologies demonstrated by Huawei and Robi at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city.
“Technologically, Bangladesh was among the most backward countries in the world. Now, see where we are! I have put pressure on the regulators to reduce the cost of internet by 99 percent within 5 years. Now, Bangladesh has one of the cheapest internets in the world”, he said.
“Whenever there is a new technology, I want it. That is my habit as a techie. Even though we have recently launched 4G, we are talking about 5G. 5G is not a dream, it's a reality now. We are the country to deploy 1G to 4G in the fastest time”, he said.
“No other country has been able to deploy next generation internet so fast”, he added.
“With 5G, my goal is that we are going to be one of the first countries to deploy 5G in the world. I want Bangladesh to relentlessly move forward. This is my promise to you that if you vote for Awami League once again, we will bring 5G in Bangladesh. Thanks to Huawei for demonstrating 5G with their technologies”, Joy said.
Posts and Telecommunications Division of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology in cooperation with Huawei and Robi, demonstrated the 5G technology for the first time in Bangladesh.
The purposes of this event are to show how a 5G ecosystem can be cultivated in Digital Bangladesh and how to use 5G to respond to the economic transformation of Bangladesh as well as the operators.
Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology Ministry, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary of Posts & Telecommunications Division, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Robi Axiata Limited, James Wu, President of Huawei's Southeast Asia Region and Zhang Zhengjun, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited were also present at the programme.