Airtel launches 3G services in Bangladesh

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airtelNEW DELHI/DHAKA: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today said its subsidiary in Bangladesh has launched third generation (3G) services.

Airtel Bangladesh’s 3G services will be available initially in Dhaka and Chittagong and will be extended to the whole country in a phased manner, the company said.The telecom operator also introduced various packages for its customers, according to a release by Bharti Airtel.

In September, Airtel — India’s largest private telecom operator — announced that its Bangladesh arm had won 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum for USD 105 million in an auction.

“We are excited to offer innovative products and affordable prices of our 3G services with highest speed, innovative contents for all segments, which will mark a major milestone for Airtel in Bangladesh,” Airtel Bangladesh CEO and Managing Director Chris Tobit said.

Customers can enjoy high speed mobile Internet, HD video streaming, file sharing and downloads over Airtel 3G with innovative, simple and affordable data packs. All Airtel packages are of minimum 1 MBps speed, he added.

Airtel said its customers can enjoy the ‘pay as you go’ data usage service at 2G rate. As a promotional offer, Airtel customers will receive 100 per cent bonus on each subscription of minimum 1 GB data pack purchase, it added.