Bangladeshi ISP Augere Wireless Broadband, which has offered WiMAX services under the Qubee banner since 2009, has reportedly upgraded its networks to the TD-LTE standard in the cities of Bogra and Narayanganj. New Age Business quotes chief commercial officer Proteek Kundu as saying: ‘Augere Wireless Broadband is in the process of upgrading its network to LTE. We have already launched our LTE services in Bogra and Narayanganj, and very soon we plan to cover the whole country with our LTE services.’
In a parallel development, The Daily Star reports that Qubee is in the process of transferring some 20,000 subscribers to its chief WiMAX rival, Banglalion Communications, as part of a new revenue sharing agreement. The arrangement, which has been described as ‘the first of its kind’ in Bangladesh, will see Qubee receive 30% of the revenue its former customers will generate for Banglalion. An unnamed official added that Qubee intends to concentrate on the B2B market with its new LTE network. The ISP has around 350 WiMAX base transceiver stations (BTS) across 25 districts, the report adds – a figure it seeks to reduce to 90.