Huawei in talks with Warid; Banglalink rejects WiMAX

6 Jun 2008

Fresh from securing a network expansion contract with GrameenPhone, Huawei has announced that it is negotiating with Warid, Bangladesh’s four largest mobile operator by subscribers, reports local newspaper The Daily Star. ‘We are in talks to sign a deal with Warid. But some time is required to complete the deal,’ said an official of Huawei. Meanwhile, in separate but related news, during his visit to Dhaka last month, Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH), said Banglalink is committed to 3G W-CDMA rather than WiMAX. ‘We will stick to 3G. Because, we believe, it is the continuation of GSM. It’s much easier for us to upgrade our technology by adopting 3G rather than WiMAX,’ he said.

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