Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata has launched commercial 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ services in selected areas of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, offering average download data speeds of around 1Mbps-3Mbps, according to its website, while enabling video calls, real time video/TV streaming and high speed mobile internet access (at theoretical maximum downstream speeds of 21Mbps). As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Robi switched on pre-commercial 3G services in selected locations of Dhaka and Chittagong at the end of September after winning a 3G 2100MHz licence alongside its three main private sector mobile competitors in an auction earlier that month. Robi is providing pre- and post-paid 3G data packages under tariffs approved by the regulator in the first week of October, and is offering free additional data volumes in an initial promotion, as well as free on-net video calls until the end of November.
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