Robi, Airtel launch LTE-A in Singra

16 Apr 2018

Bangladeshi operator Robi Axiata – which merged with smaller rival Airtel in November 2016 – has introduced LTE-A services in the Singra region. The new network – marketed as ‘4.5G’ (Robi) and ‘4G+’ (Airtel) – is now available in more than 400 upazilas (sub-districts) via a grid comprising 4,400 base transceiver stations (BTS).

TeleGeography notes that Robi Axiata rolled out its 4G service in all 64 district headquarters on 20 February 2018, with managing director Mahtab Uddin Ahmed saying at the time: ‘Before noon, about 35,000 customers of Robi were using the 4G service.’ The operator had around 1,500 LTE towers across Bangladesh at launch, and the number is expected to reach 2,500 by the end of the month.

Bangladesh, Airtel (Bangladesh), Robi Axiata