Bangladesh has raised its broadband bar from 128 Kbps to 1 Mbps, said a press report. Time will answer if it’s a political statement or an official roadmap. But the government’s prejudice on technology is alarming.
The whole country should be connected through optical fibre cable. We want to provide broadband to all corners of the country, and it is very much possible.
However, BTRC chairman Bose said wireless technology such as 3G (3rd generation mobile service), WiMax and WiFi will also have to be availed to provide broadband to the end users.
Meanwhile, the regulator in Sri Lanka has decided to monitor the broadband speed, said TeleGeography.
According to the watchdog, mobile broadband speeds must not drop below 70% of the level advertised by fixed line operators, and below 30% of the level advertised by mobile broadband providers.
It’s worth mentioning that the draft QoS guideline has been catching dust for nearly five years in Bangladesh.