Mobile internet users, especially in city areas, can brace themselves for super-fast data service from March as all operators are set to roll out 4G service, said the top brass of the telecom regulator yesterday.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission yesterday received five applications for licence to provide 4G service, which will ensure 20 mbps speed even from mobile phone.
State-run Teletalk and now out-of-service Citycell also applied for licences.
All the private entities will now sit in the spectrum auction scheduled for February 13.
However, Teletalk will not attend the auction as they have not applied for spectrum, said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the telecom regulator, at a press conference at his office.
“Maybe Teletalk thought their existing spectrum was good enough for offering 4G data service.”