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Bangladesh considers 700 MHz for 4G
09 August 2012
Bangladesh regulator BTRC reviews options to use 700 MHz spectrum for LTE services
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is evaluating options for using 700 megahertz spectrum for LTE technology to enable operators to offer broadband services over greater distances, according to local reports.
Zia Ahmed, chairman of BTRC, told the Daily Star: “We want to make the most out of the in-demand 700 megahertz spectrum.”
Another official from BTRC said the regulator wants to allocate the 700 megahertz band for mobile technology through an auction. However, the regulator has to delay the 700 band auction due to delays in its 2G licence renewal and 3G auction.
The official added: “The current situation suggests that the 3G auction would not be possible this year, so the auction for 700 megahertz spectrum has been set back further.”
The band is being freed after the switch over to digital TV broadcasting from analogue technology. GTB
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