Bangladeshi state-owned operator Teletalk has received 60MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz frequency band from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on subject to condition from BTRC to launch 5G services in Bangladesh.
Teletalk had applied for the allotment of 100MHz spectrum as per the direction of BTRC but the commission allotted them 60MHz as they failed to provide enough documents.
Teletalk will use this spectrum to launch 5G services on the local market.
According to official reports, the Information and Technology advisor of the prime minister directed the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology to permit Teletalk to launch an experimental 40-60 MHz spectrum of 5G in Dhaka city.
The present government had promised to launch 5G across the country by 2021-2023. The government plans to launch a 5G spectrum auction in December this year.
The BTRC will distribute the remaining 400MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band to other operators via a tender.