Govt pledge-bound to reach internet to every household: Jabbar

DHAKA, Aug 9, 2018 : Post, Telecommunications and ICT Minister
Mostafa Jabbar today said the government is pledge-bound to reach internet
services to each and every household of the country.

“All the unions of the country will come under optical fiber network
connections within this year except some 772 unions situated in the remote
areas,” he said while addressing a function titled ‘Internet Operation
Technology’ organised by South Asian Network Operation Group and ISPAB held
at a city hotel.

Jabbar also said that initiatives have been taken to provide internet
services speedily in the remote areas through microwave and Bangabandhu
Satellite 1.

He said Bangladesh has already gained the status of 57th satellite
launching country and the country has also moved one step ahead with the
launching of the 4G services.

“We’re one of the few countries in the world which has successfully tested
5G. We couldn’t take part in the previous three industrial revolutions, so we
can’t miss the fourth industrial revolution. Bangladesh is now a role model
in such digital revolution,” he added.

South Asian Network Operation Group Chairman Kazi Kabir and its founding
Chairman Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, President of Internet Service Providers
Association Bangladesh (ISPAB) MA Hakim and President of bdNOG FM Rashed Amin
Biddut spoke, among others, at the function.