The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission sold 25 megahertz (MHz) of 3G airwaves for USD 525 million to four telecom operators which include Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Airtel Bangladesh and Banglalink Digital Communications.
The country's largest mobile operator Grameenphone secured 10 Mhz of spectrum for USD 210 million while the remaining three acquired 5 Mhz each at a price of USD 105 million, the regulator said.
"Airtel is pleased to have been awarded 3G license in Bangladesh along with 5 Mhz of spectrum. Being an experienced 3G operator in the South Asia region, we are committed to enrich our customers' voice and data experience in Bangladesh through unique life style products and 3G services," the company said.
Airtel Bangladesh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel. With 3G technology, users can have high-speed Internet access and video telephony on handset.