Robi with technical support from Huawei Technologies Bangladesh has successfully completed the 4G trial run recently. The 4G test run registered a blistering download speed of 71.26 Mbps. Huawei P9 Plus was used as the test device.
The trial run of the super-fast 4G LTE technology was held at the customer experience centre located at the company’s corporate office at Gulshan.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO Supun Weerasinghe; Chief Technology Officer, A.K.M. Morshed; Chief Financial Officer, Yap Wai Yip; Chief Corporate and People Officer, Matiul Islam Nowshad; Vice President, Access Network Implementation, Mohammad Rubbyat Akram and Huawei Technologies Bangladesh’s Chief Executive Officer, Zhao Haofu and Account Director, Ni Kai were present on the occasion.
Following the successful trial run of 4G, Robi’s Chief Technology Officer, A.K.M. Morshed said: “4G is widely recognized to be a great enabler of life on the digital frontier. As the digital lifestyle takes hold in our society, the demand for speed is on the rise. With this successful test run, we would like to send out a clear message to our valued customers that, with 4G Robi will be ready to help them ignite their power within. This certainly marks a milestone in the country’s journey towards the realization of the Digital Bangladesh vision.”
Huawei CEO, Zhao Haofu said that “LTE is very much on the horizon and Huawei is committed to make it a success for the mobile operators in Bangladesh. We are very excited to see that the LTE trial run with Robi has clocked up the best speed so far of up to 70+ MBPS. We believe that with LTE, Robi can further strengthen its commitment to enable Bangladesh Government’s vision of digital Bangladesh. As the most valued business partner of Robi, Huawei will support Robi to achieve its mission as well as provide its customer the best experience in mobile data usage on the 4G network.”
4G promises to usher in a new era for digital excellence in the country. The vastly enhanced speed offered by 4G is expected to revolutionize the internet experience for the mobile phone subscribers of the country. Robi has readied itself to serve the aspirational people of the country with this successful trial run of 4G.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is one of the leading mobile phone operators in Bangladesh with 27.6 million subscribers, as of April 2016. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,475 BTS and 4,271 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have widest international roaming service in the market, connecting about 385 operators across more than 140 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.