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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

UK Firm Keen To Introduce WiMax in Bangladesh

Augere, a UK-based broadband infrastructure developer, has expressed interests to introduce WiMax technology in Bangladesh.

Sanjiv Ahuja, chief executive officer of the company, yesterday met the telecoms regulator chief and expressed his desire to work with Bangladesh in setting up satellites in orbit.

Augere is a new company headquartered in London and it focuses on broadband internet infrastructure development.

According to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) officials, Ahuja, who is also chairman of UK- based Orange Telecom, showed keen interest to be involved in Bangladesh's telecoms sector."

Ahuja's new company, Augere, will undertake processes to acquire license for WiMax, said BTRC officials.

WiMAX is a wireless digital communications system, which can provide broadband wireless access across 30 miles for fixed phone, and 3 - 10 miles for mobile stations.

According to BTRC plans, they will introduce WiMAX license 29 October and 3G by this year.

The Bangladesh government recently announced its plans to send satellites of its own into earth's orbit to develop the sky communication infrastructure.

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