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12-02-17 - "Final decision of the Appellate Division on 800 MHz frequency and BWA license"

The Appellate Division fully confirmed legality and correctness of allocation of frequencies in 800 MHz spectrum as well as of the BWA license by BTRC to Bangladesh Internet Exchange Limited (BIEL), one of the leading telecom operators in Bangladesh.

Yulia Aksyutina, MD of BIEL

“We had no doubts that everything that we are doing in Bangladesh is legal from all sides. As foreign investors we are very careful with our plans and the steps we undertake and, therefore, analyse all rules and regulations very attentively. We are very glad to win the final stage of the litigations in the Appellate Division and to have the final confirmation that the frequencies and BWA license have been allocated to us duly and in accordance with the law. Being the pioneer in LTE world in Bangladesh, we are definitely excited to be able to continue to offer 4G technology all over Bangladesh including our special focus to provide high speed connectivity in rural areas fulfilling A2I program demands.”
“We are ready to continue providing broadband access to hospitals, schools and other governmental institutions in remote areas using the latest available technology which will be the next step of the broadband access development in Bangladesh,” Yulia added.

About Bangladesh Internet Exchange Limited (BIEL) working under Ollo brand name

BIEL is working in Bangladesh since 2008 with ISP license, having one of first large-scale deployment of an 802.16e 3,5GHz WiMAX networks. BIEL got Broadband Wireless Access Services (BWA) license on November 21, 2013 and now provides internet services in Bangladesh in accordance with the conditions of relevant licenses using LTE technology in 800, 2600 and 3500 MHz bands . BIEL is the first and as of today the only LTE operator in Bangladesh. Ollo goal is to bridge the digital divide by making access to the internet universal, ubiquitous and affordable for every Bangladeshi. Ollo hopes to play a major part in realizing the nation’s goal providing Broadband for All. www.ollo.com.bd