Bangladesh’s mobile market leader GrameenPhone has activated its 10,000th 3G base transceiver station (BTS), announcing that its latest expansion work has brought its 3G network coverage to approximately 90% of the population. As reported by the Daily Star, GrameenPhone officials claimed that theirs is ‘the fastest 3G network rollout’ in the region in terms of population coverage, whilst the company’s next target is ‘to cover the rest of the country within a short time.’ TeleGeography notes that the W-CDMA/HSPA+ network was launched in October 2013 and reached 70% population coverage in January 2016, with GrameenPhone’s latest announcement claiming that it has covered an additional 20% of the population in less than six months, including many rural areas.
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