Qubee shuts down WiMAX services for residential users; LTE launch set for December

6 Sep 2018

Bangladeshi WiMAX operator Qubee, a subsidiary of Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh, shut down its network for residential subscribers on 30 August, as it seeks to focus on enterprise customers, The Daily Star writes. The company has informed its subscribers that similar services are to be offered by its main competitor Banglalion, under a customer handover agreement; the deal ensures that Qubee will continue to receive 30% of the revenue its customers generated.

Augere’s Chief Commercial Officer Proteek Kundu was quoted as saying that WiMAX technology was globally becoming obsolete and vendors no longer produced wireless broadband service equipment. The executive also added that his company is upgrading its network to LTE technology, which would be launched by December, before individual subscriber-centric services were relaunched: ‘LTE is a future technology, so we are going to introduce it.’

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