Bangladesh enters 3G era


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State-owned Teletalk's 3G network officially launched Sunday

Bangladesh officially entered the next generation of wireless communications Sunday when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated third-generation mobile services via a state-run cellphone operator--Teletalk--China's state-run news service Xinhua reported.

Prime Minister Hasina launched the technology by making a 3G-enabled mobile-phone call to President Zillur Rahman at a formal ceremony at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital, Dhaka, Xinhua said.

Experts say the launch of 3G services could assist in minimizing the "digital divide" in Bangladesh, a country poorly served by broadband Internet services.

On the phone with Sheikh Hasina, Mr. Rahman said the 3G launch is expected to put the country's telecom growth on a fast track.

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