Grameenphone, the Bangladesh telephone company has launched the first 3G network of the country and has aimed at full national coverage of 3G by April next year.
Grameenphone is owned by Telenor and occupies a comfortable 44 percent share of the Bangladesh market. It has pledged to keep the service available at reasonable and affordable prices.
Chittagong and Dhaka will be the first cities where 3G service will start in October. Grameenphone had bought 10Mhz of 3G frequency spectrum for US$210 in September. Others who have acquired 3G spectrum in Bangladesh are Airtel, Ganglalink and Robi.
Teletalk, the state-owned carrier was the first to launch the test 3G service last year.