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Nokia and Teletalk bring first 5G network to Bangladesh

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Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Teletalk Bangladesh to deploy its 5G network in the country.

The deal is part of a digital agenda carried out by the government to drive automation and digitalisation in the country while increasing its 5G rollout.

In the initial phase of the rollout, Nokia will provide equipment from its latest ReefShark System including its 5G AirScale Digital Baseband Unit where it is needed.

It will also supply its 64TRX Airscale MIMO Adaptive Antennas to cover all deployment scenarios including in dense-urban environments and wide area coverage.

Md. Shahab Uddin, managing director of Teletalk Bangladesh said: “This initiative is important for the future of Bangladesh and in building a digital society underpinned by 5G networks. Our ongoing collaboration and partnership with Nokia are key to us delivering a state-of-the-art network and delivering superior communications services to our customers.”

Nokia and Teletalk have been partners since 2004 with the joint deployment of 2G, 3G and 4G networks and Nokia also supplies transport and core solutions to the operator.

Mark Atkinson senior vice president of Radio Access Networks at Nokia added: “We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with Teletalk and take it into the 5G era.

“Teletalk and the Bangladeshi government have broad ambitions to drive societal change through a foundation of 5G networks.

“The network expansion and modernization initiative will help Teletalk attract new subscribers in the rural region and reduce churn in the urban areas. Our global experience will enable Teletalk to offer enhanced customer experience to its subscriber."

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