The people have got the chance to experience 5G for the first time in Bangladesh. Huawei, the titanium sponsor of the fair, ensure 5G Live in the ‘Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020’ which has begun today at Bangabandhu International Conference Center at Agargaon in the Capital.
The Honorable ICT Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Mr. Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the fair with presence of Hon’ble minister of The Ministry of Post & Telecommunications Mr. Mustafa Jabbar; Mr. A.K.M. Rahmatullah, Chairman of Standing Committee on Ministry of Post Tele Communication & Information Technology, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. Mr. Zhang Zhengjun & Mr. Nur Ur Rahman, Secretary of The Ministry of Post & Telecommunications.
Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited played a key role in the trial of 5G in Bangladesh on July 25 in 2018. At that time, the maximum speeds were 4 GBps by using 800 MHz spectrum. But now 1.4 GBps to 1.7 GBps data transfer rate can be ensured using one eighth spectrum (only 100 MHz) than that of last year. Today Dhaka experiences 1.6 GBps data speed with Huawei 5G. The incredible improvement happens due to the continuous efforts of Huawei in the development and research of the 5G network for a long time.
The Honorable ICT Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh & also the chief guest of the program Mr. Sajeeb Wazed Joy says, “We are heading to 5G. And numbers of national and international organizations are also working with the same vision. We need to utilize their competency to get the most benefit. For example, Huawei. This Company is one of those international organizations who are playing an important role in 5G expansion all over the world with largest number of 5G patents. In 2018, we demonstrated a 5G trial with Huawei. Now they has come with 5G show & the people are going to experience 5G for the first time in Bangladesh through this digital fair”.
MoPT minister Mustafa Jabbar says, “This year, Bangladesh has become the witness of the largest digital fair of Bangladesh. We tried to give it an international impression. In this fair, we have the prominent telecom service players, vendors, operators and all other stakeholders who are working with us for a better connected Digital Bangladesh.”
The CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. Mr. Zhang Zhengjun says, “Over the last 21 years, Huawei has been working closely with the ICT industry, telecom operators and local partners to bridge the digital divide and bring the technical benefits to the people of Bangladesh. Now 5G is on, and Huawei is ready. We have spent a decade of research & Development in 5G, spending over 4 Billion US Dollar in the last ten years alone to ensure the cutting-edge technology leadership, leading in 5G Research & Standardization with 2,1000+ 3GPP 5G NR Contributions of 5G patents”.
In this three-day digital fair, visitors to the fair will easily be able to experience the gigabit-level speed testing of 5G for free at Huawei’s own pavilion. Moreover, there will be an arrangement of amazing Robot show, where the interactive humanoid robot will play soccer following the command of hand gesture. The arrangements aim to showcase the advancement of 5G technology in Human-to-Machine or Machine-to-Machine communication.
There will also be another play-zone where visitors can experience real-time virtual reality (VR) test through 5G technology. As soon as the visitors put on the 5G VR, they will find themselves skiing on the snow. Huawei’s 5G mobile phones also will be available in the pavilion. The visitors will be able experience Huawei 5G smartphones and purchase the existing mobile phones in the fair.